Blogger and wordpress are the two powerful blogging platform that is being extremely popular among blogger. There are different blog platform available for blogger behind blogger and wordpress. But due the simplicity and the tremendous features of both services most of the people are using blogger and wordpress to podcast their blog. This post will be useful for those who have big confusion which blog platform to choose to start your blog? After reading this post you will find your solution to choose best platform for need.
Note: I am not comparing other blog platform like typepad, movable typepad. I wouldn’t recommended to use these platform to build your blog.
Some brief description about these platform
Blogger: Blogger is a free services maintained and run and Google Inc which is also know as one of the first blogging platform. All the registered blog in the Google are hosted on Google server where you website is registered on subdomain.blogspot.com. it means if you have created your blog in blogger your blog will be yourblog.blogspot.com. The user can also register their own custom domain later which the take about $1o per year.
WordPress is categories into two group
WordPress.org (wordpress self hosted blog)
WordPress self hosted, the names describes that your blog will be hosted by you in the web server. WordPress is a blogging script which your can download for free. For using own self hosted blog your need to have webhost. That means your blog is not hosted on wordpress server. Now your are hosting your blog in your own server which you can have buy in certain amount of money. After buying the webhost your can simply upload the wordpress script via FTP and your blog will be start in a minute. Please Note:- Nowadays most of the hosting provide faciliates the user which one lick wordpress installation. You can enjoy wordpress self hosted blog. you can also create a wordpress self hosted blog for free. But i don’t recommended it you if u want to have high ambition on blogging. it may be useful for those who are unaware about the wordpress environment and want to learn it
Why do you blog?
There are million of people blogging in different blog platform But people have reason to blog. You might be astound by the facts that over 20 million blogger blogs are active till now. But 20 million user have different intention to start blogging. Some do it for fun, some want to helps people or make a difference. some want to build a business and some want to build a business from it. Why do you want to make your blog? There might be some reason behind it. Which platform would be suitable for you according to your title
1. For hobbies, fun and personnel use
If you are blogging for hobbies and fun you can go to any blog platform. Both blogger and wordpress has excellent features that supports almost all the category needed for you. But if you want some extra function and features then i recommended you to go to wordpress self hosted blog for which you have to invest some amount of money in webhosting. Therefore if you are starting your blog just for fun and hobbies you can go to blogger.com which will take about 2 minutes to create a blog and start blogging. Later you can switch to worpress self hosting blog to enhance your capacity.
2. For business or to make money online
“Blogging for business”. Today’s million of people are blogging for money. If you are willing to make money online from blogging then wordpress self hosted blog would be the great choice for your.In wordpress self hosted blog your blog will be hosted on your own web server which you can buy with certain amount of money.Word press self hosted blog contain lots of theme, plugins which would helps to make your blog to have professional look.
In which blog platform Should I Start?
Before starting your first blog there might be several thoughts in your mind. Choosing blog platform is one of the complicated task that every blogger face each day. I have listed above that blogger and wordpress.com are two free services. but please note that with wordpress.con you can’t motorize your blog. if you want to monotorize your blog start your blog from blogger or wordpress self hosted blog. if you can invest some money then go for wordpress self hosted blog. if you don’t have idea about wordpress you can first try free self-hosted wordpress blog.
Note: you can transfer to any blog platform later without loosing traffic
Differences between blogger, wordpress.com, wordpress.org
|Charge||Completely Free||Free but have to upragde to excess various features||Free(but cost for webhosting and domain name)|
|Hosted on||Google Inc||WordPress||Your own webserver|
|Layout and Customization||Third party template, template edit and customization supported||User can use only the themes in wordpress.com and have to upgrade to customize it||third party theme supported , edit option and customization available|
|Permalinks structure||http://yourblog.blogspot.com /2010/05/20/sample-post/||http://yourblog.wordpress.com /2010/05/20/sample-post/||User can choose various of permalink structure including custom structure|
|Import||from blogger||from blogger wordpress, typad||from blogger wordpress|
|Domain name||Use can use custom domain||User have to upgrade to use custom domain||User have to use custom domain|
|Theme and template||User can make their own template and use external template designed by others||use can use the theme that is available in the wordpress directory. Use have to upgrade to use custom css||Use can use various theme including wordpress directory as well as from external sources.|
|Multi blogger||Administrator and non-administrators only.||Administrator, Editors, Authors and Contributors, subscribers.||Administrator, Editors, Authors and Contributors, subscribers.|
|User can upload||picture and video and can use external source to host other files||Picture and video||Anything depending upon the webhosting|
|Pages||User can make upto 10 static pages||User can unlimited number of pages||User can unlimited number of pages|
|Private blog||User can restrict their access and invite google account holders||User can unlimited number of pages||User can unlimited number of pages|
|Visitors stats||User have to use external script like google analytics or stats counter to get the visitors statitics||User can see the statistics of their visitors from their wordpress account||User have to use external script to get the visitors statistics|
|Comment||Comment moderation and visual confirmation.||Comment moderation. comment editing, spam protection by Akismet||Commend moderation, comment editing, Spam protection by the use of plugin|
|Customization level and coding||Use can customize their template and add their additional concept.||Use have less privilleged to customize their layout||High level of customization supported to build professional blog|