If you are using a different platform rather than blogger or wordpress then this is not for you. I am going to tell you about the reason why most of the bloggers like wordpress. There are certain things for which professional bloggers are always moving to wordpress.
You might have noticed that blogger or blogspot’s blogs are used by the newbies who have just arrived on blogging world. So many blogs at blogger is nothing but a landing page without any interesting contents. Again it’s a free service by Google, so some people don’t care about making blog just for nothing.
As a result blogspot’s blog has become full of junk blogs. Goolge is trying hard in every way to minimize that. But what can you do against the human spammers. Google is giving an opportunity and some spammers are spoiling it. There is a special system developed by Google to mark the spam blog. The system is not perfect yet. Sometimes it identifies the non spam blogs as spam too.
I have four blogs on blogspot and one of my blog has mistakenly identified as spam blog. I applied to unlock it and they did it after a review. So there are hassles on blogspot now. I am scared of my blog being deleted after a false marking.
There are some reasons why I like bloggers too. Its simplicity and facilities provided by the Google itself. Adsense integration without any hassle has given the bloggers an opportunity to make money. Easy to use and editable template system, you can revert the editing anytime if something goes wrong. An active community with fast help – All these things has made the blogger so much powerful platform to blog. But there are some terms and rules you have to maintain to continue blogging on blogspot. Otherwise your blogs will be deleted. So I think it’s a perfect platform for the newbies to start blogging.
Why Word press?
Professional bloggers are moving to wordpress because it is the blogging platform of the new era. Most of them are using it with a paid domain and paid hosting, so that you are the boss and you don’t have to obey other’s rules and have no fear of getting deletion of your blog.
Yet there is a huge base of pluggins, that are always getting updated and new ones are coming too. You can have lots of free and paid template available all over the web. Easy to use panels and fantastic option system has made this platform popular among the bloggers.
The main reason for me to move from blogspot to wordpress (self hosted) is to give my blog a brand name with my own creativity. I do not tell that blogspot is bad, just marking that wordpress on a paid hosting is better. I can do whatever I want. Again it gives the impression that I am a serious blogger and not playing with my time and money.
You should know
01. You need some skill to modify the wordpress templates, which is easy to do in blogspot.
02. Google indexes the blogspot’s blog faster than other blogs. So you may have search engine boost to your blog.
03. You have to follow the rules of blogger service otherwise your blog might get deleted.
04. Blogspot has the option to add your own .com domain name.
05. You do not have to waste a lot of time maintaining the blogspots blog.
06. WordPress is for those people who are smart and eligible to do changes in the coding.
07. It’s easy to maintain a blog in blogspot rather than a self hosted blog of wordpress.
08. WordPress has continuously updated pluggins. All over the globe developers are making and updating them.
09. You can use or convert wordpress at anything you want. There are lots of extensions and pluggins available.
10. These two are not competitors; just two types of platform for the bloggers and both are the best.
11. You can import your blogspot’s data on a wordpress blog through the .xml import system in wordpress.
12. WordPress has some interesting pluggins for SEO.