Blogging Platforms: Which One Is For You?
There are so many platforms to choose from nowadays and if we’re new or considering a move, you have to know all your options. What do you do? Do you go to a website and compare? Do you talk to your friends and use their experiences?
The two platforms that I am going to focus on are Blogger and WordPress. Keep in mind this is based on my own opinions and experiences with both platforms. I used blogger in the beginning and it was very good to me until one day my blog got shut down by Google due it’s robot finding spam. I wasn’t pleased about it and from there I started looking into new, WordPress. It’s been great most of the time until I found about hackers and spam. Platforms are great, both have their cons and I’ve provided a nice list. Hoping this helps.
- Free and Easy to use.
- There is a social media package with included free email address.
- No CSS or HTML to deal with (no dealing with codes)
- No crazy ads or spam.
- It’s also a great starter platform.
- Limited in its design.
- It’s limited as to what it can do.
- Your blog can be deleted at any point via Google under their terms and agreements.
- Your address is at .blogspot.com. You’d have to pay extra for a domain.
- Has a professional look to it.
- You can get it through a managed host such as Godaddy, Bluehost and Dreamhost.
- Is great for multimedia blogs that have podcasts.
- Has tons of plugins that will do anything from social media to forms, etc.
- Has multiple themes which you can choose from, but also buy themes.
- Security Flaws and Attacks –it can be hacked so its necessary to have protection in the form of plugins or from your host.
- Not optimized for larger websites.
- E-commerce websites not as supported or can’t find plugins that help that much.