Prospective bloggers Net Maddy and new bloggers still get confused as to what blogging platform to use. In the blogging industry, there are several options in terms of the best blogging platform to use. However, there are two platforms that are widely used. Blogger.com and WordPress.org.
Blogger.com has many advantages. These include:
1. Easy for new bloggers to use.
Setting up the blog is very simple. It is just a matter of following a few prompts.
2. No need to install anything
This is very good for the non-techies.
3. Free to use
As a beginner, this platform is a very good starting point. No special skills are needed and no fee is required to use it.
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4. Domain Name is free
When using this platform, you simply choose a domain name. Initially the system will check if someone is already using it. If none, you get to use your chosen domain name.
5. Ease in Posting
Writing a post is pretty simple. It is similar to typing on a word document.
6. Theme is easy to Change
If unsure of the way the blog looks, you can easily change it in seconds. This allows new bloggers to have a feel of the different possibilities and choices in the designs or the theme.
7. One dashboard
All of your blogs can be accessed through one screen or dashboard. This allows for easy management of all your blogs.
These are some of the Disadvantages of using Blogger.com:
1. Limited Flexibility
As there are only a few designs and themes, most blogs look and feel the same. This means that it is not easy to differentiate yourself from the other bloggers and does not allow you shine in your own niche.
2. Domain Name is Long
As your blog is hosted by blogger, your domain name will also include their brand, such as:
instead of the ideal which is
. Your possible customers will easily know that your blog is hosted in blogger for free.
3. Blog ownership remains with blogger
You do not own your blogger blog. It means that if blogger one day shuts down, it owns all your contents and everything else in your blog. Unless you have a back up somewhere else, you could lose the whole blog. If blogger decides they do not like your blog, they can close it down anytime.
If you are planning to create an income online, you may start using blogger to get familiar with how blogs work. Later on, you may venture into using the other platform that majority of the professional bloggers use.
Roslyn Rajasingam is a Working Mom Blogger. She helps busy working mothers to blog, start an online business and create an income working from home. Download a Free ebook entitled Blogging Basics: