Today I am going to write a review comparing WordPress and Blogger, based on my experiences with the two.
I started my first blog – Void Thoughts – in blogger. It was pretty easy to set up for a beginner me. There are different templates to choose from, but it is limited and pretty simple that with one with limited knowledge in web could easily navigate through. Widgets can be added, depending on one’s preference, choices are fairly good. If you’ve linked your blogger with google plus then you will be notified when you receive new comments. Blogger has an app for smartphones/tabs, but I am not a big fan of it. I like blogger’s editor, as I can choose the font I like or change the font size. There is an option to enable transliteration and choose a language of your choice.
In the beginning, WordPress appeared to me pretty complicated. Coming from the simple user interface of blogger platform, WordPress looked complex to me. But soon I found out that it isn’t really complicated as I thought. And soon I found out that WordPress offers more than Blogger. Like the notification tab. Notification comes by default in WordPress. It is handy when someone replies to the comment I made in their post. I love that feature. It is pretty easy to track the blogs I follow, from a tablet or a smartphone, using the app for WordPress. WordPress offers a lot of templates. Choosing the right one that fits your blog is a difficult task at first, as all the templates cannot be tweaked the way you might like. It is a drawback of WordPress. But it shouldn’t matter as there are plenty available. And if you are willing to pay, you get access to even more bunch of them.
One major disagreement I have with WordPress is the inability to choose a different font. The editor gives only so much of options – there isn’t any. If you pay $30 you will get access to custom fonts and colors. And today I found out that there isn’t any underline option next to the italics. I used ctrl + u to draw the line. 🙂
In WordPress, we can file posts under different categories. Also, there is an option to create different menus and display them according to the template you are using. I like the like button that comes with WordPress. It is very handy when I’m short of time in particular.
Overall, I lean towards WordPress more than blogger. I am debating with myself whether to migrate Void Thoughts to WordPress. Just don’t want to lose my readers there. What is your input?
I’m sure there are more to cover here, but I’m stopping now. Do let me know what is your preferable blogging platform in the comment section.