I’m writing about WordPress vs. Blogger because I just started a new blog, which uses the WordPress/RRP platform, had previously setup a Blogger blog, and think my experience might benefit someone trying to start their own blog.
Blogger and WordPress are the leading free blogging services. If you type “blog” into Google, it is most likely that the number one result will be Google owned Blogger, followed by WordPress. I never really got into my Blogger blog. There are some really nice features, especially when it comes to integrating other Google services like AdSense for monetization and Picassa for photos; however, you can easily embed their widgets in WordPress.
WordPress is more open source and community driven. I have decided to go with WordPress because it is completely customizable. Most importantly, it was easy for me to download and host on my own server, thus giving me control over the databases and server-side scripting. I think WordPress has been around longer and has more features and plugins.
After getting started on my new blog I saw someone else post a link to their Blogger blog, was almsot tricked into switching back, but after tinkering around with my old blog I realized I just liked the newer and more sleek generic layout, upgraded the layout on my new blog a bit, and could not be more satisfied with the time spent.
If you’re in need of a fully customized and hosted blog, and/or any of the other services listed in the services section of my blog, then please connect with me @ email@example.com