Blogger is the great old man of Internet publishing. Evan Williams founded it in the 1990s.
Evan Williams sold Medium and Blogger to Google. He then went on to discover Twitter and Medium. Both were pillars of Internet publishing. Matt Mullenweg was dissatisfied with Blogger and created the first WordPress version in the early 2000s.
Blogger acts as an Internet backup. Many web projects do not consider it to be a reliable standby due to its age.
Blogger was an online website builder we used for a small project. Blogger was more of a platform that we used for serious blogging, but it was useful for anyone’s current web project post-2020.
Let’s start by looking at website builders and blog platforms.
People should be able to find what they are looking for on your site
Your website’s tools can make a big difference in your brand, flexibility, and functionality
Moving a blog from Blogger into WordPress.com is a major headache. WordPress.com offers more advanced website design tools.
But, like choosing a physical house or office, there is no best or most preferred option. It all depends on your experiences, goals, and circumstances.
Blogger, Google’s blog-focused platform is focused on accessibility and ease of use. Blogger is still popular with people who wish to share their thoughts on the web, and not on closed-garden social media sites.
Blogger provides all-inclusive web design solutions. Blogger offers all-inclusive website-building solutions.
It’s almost as if you are giving up control to have more convenience.
Blogger lets you rent an apartment and customize it in a community. It is important because convenience and control often conflict.
Blogger’s design and functionality work seamlessly together as a platform.
One note about Blogger is that it focuses 100% on blogging – ie, reverse-chronological publishing of posts. It is very poor in content management, as we will explain in the cons section. Google offers a product called Google Sites, which focuses on static websites.
Blogger directly competes with all-inclusive site builders like Wix and Weebly.
Website builders compete with WordPress.org, which offers free software to build a website that you control. The option to insert actual HTML code into a text file is also available. Let’s dive into the Blogger review.
Pros and Cons of Blogger
Blogger offers many benefits. Google Blogger is why millions of people start their first blogs. Blogger was the most used blogging platform at that time.
These were the benefits we discovered when using Blogger to manage various projects.
Blogger is free for websites that are hosted under the *.blogspot.com domain. You can also get preinstalled SSL certificates.
You can purchase a custom domain such as yournameblog.com and point it to your blog for free. Domain mapping is an optional feature on Blogger’s hosted blogs such as WordPress.com.
There is no setup fee and no upgrade cost. You can opt-in to receive advertisements on your blog.
Your Google Account comes with a Blogger account.
Blogger does not offer any third-party customization services.
How can a blogger make a living?
Google bundles Blogger with your Google account. This service is completely free and will allow you to stay connected to Google products that make money (e.g. While there are some drawbacks to Blogger, they can be easily fixed in the pros section. Blogger’s main advantage is its legal freeness and ability to be maintained. This allows it to compete with paid alternatives.
Google encourages the placement of Google-brokered ads on your blog.
The greatest advantage of Blogger is its pricing.
Blogger is very easy to use. If you already have Gmail, YouTube, or another Google project, you don’t need to register. Log in to Blogger using your Google username and password.
You can manage one blog or many blogs. Blogger is 100% focused on blogging (i.e. Blogger is 100% focused on blogging (i.e. posting content in reverse chronological sequence, paying little attention to other content types span>
Blogger handles all technical, security, and speed issues related to web hosting.
A small group of bloggers is pure-play, and they move their blogs to bloggers for personal (i.e. non-commercial) reasons.
It is easy to understand the jargon and to figure out how to navigate.
*Pointing custom domains can be tricky if there isn’t a good registry.
Blogger is 100% focused on blogging.
Many publishing products are available online. While some try to be everything to everyone, others end up being little to no.
Blogger hasn’t been chasing the latest feature, good or bad.
Bloggers will continue to use the old-school blog format.
RSS still supports it. The default is comments. Bloggers aim to make it easy to publish rich, fully-textual content on the Web.
While there are some drawbacks, it can be refreshing and refreshing to use a product that is clear about its purpose.
Google owns Blogger. “
If you use any Google products, you already have a blogger account. This integration makes it so much easier.
No new username or password is required. Google Domains lets you buy custom domains.
Google Photos stores your images. Google Photos stores your images.
Everything works seamlessly and it is very simple to use
Blogger is a hosted blogging platform. It offers hosting and all blogging services.
Google is your speed- and security expert. You can focus your attention on content and promotion.
There are many reasons you might want to set up your hosting account. For beginners, it is often easier to have less worry about speed and security.
Cons of Blogger
While Blogger has many benefits, it also has its drawbacks. Blogger has some disadvantages, including the inability of their blog to grow as it grows.
Most Blogger complaints that you’ll see in Blogger reviews are related to Blogger outgrowing Blogger in some way (e.g customization needs, support, etc.).
Now let’s look at the downsides to Blogger.
Blogger is not supported by customer service, as with all Google products.
Despite the product being designed to answer as few as possible, there are still issues. The blogger does not have one support contact unlike other WordPress website builders or web hosts.
Use Google Search to solve any problems you might encounter.
Blogger’s sole focus is on blogging. This product still adheres to traditional blogging even though many blogs are regularly updated via social media and promote content via feeds.
For example, most “blogs” nowadays have a homepage or landing page rather than a feed of posts in reverse-chronological order. Without some awkward redirects to your homepage, Blogger doesn’t allow you to create a “homepage”. This is the extent of the redirect manager.
It’s impossible to control how your content is displayed. You can’t change the layout or opt-in scripts.
Blogger is not for blogging. There are many ways to make it work, but Blogger isn’t the best platform. Bloggers prefer WordPress to be their primary blogging platform.
This brings us to the issue of design and customization.
Design & Customization
Blogger allows you to customize your blog, but there are often restrictions.
You can edit HTML and CSS, but only if you can navigate the thousands of conditional sentences within the Blogger code editor.
Blogger’s built-in elements let you change the layout of your design.
You can edit and arrange individual elements in Blogger’s theme editor.
Content types again limit your creativity. Your blog cannot be fully managed.
If you want to keep your old blog online, this isn’t a problem. Likely, Blogger will not allow you to create a bigger website with more functionality.
Ongoing Investment & Features
Google maintains Blogger. It does not have the core WordPress.com, Tumblr, or Medium features, and certainly not the features of a WordPress-powered website.
Blogger is still strong and doing its job as an old-school blogging service. It can be problematic if you want all the latest features for web publishers.
Google Promise / Content Policy
Google also closed down many products with dedicated users.
- Google Reader
- Google Apps for Team
- Google Glass
Google+ is the most prominent side project.
Google’s local business product (aka Google Places, Google+ Local, and Google MyBusiness) has seen many changes. Google’s local business product (aka Google Places, Google+ Local, Google MyBusiness, etc.) has seen many changes.
While Blogger is an excellent tool for Google, it is not Google’s priority.
Blogger is at constant risk of being taken down, even though it’s doing well.
No content would be lost if they closed down. However, you would need to transition your blog according to Google’s timeline and not yours.
- Gator Website Builder
You have your website.
This is their reason for being alive. They might go out of business, but as long as they are making money, they will never be unceremoniously shuttered. Additionally, it pays to remember that as a hosted blog platform, you are subject to Google’s content policy. Although the policy is quite liberal, it has a reputation for being arbitrary in its enforcement. You won’t want to spend your time and energy on a platform you don’t control if your blog touches on controversial topics.
Google SEO Advantage / Disadvantage
Let me briefly touch upon the mythology of SEO (search engine optimization). There is a third camp in the SEO world.
The first group claims that Google isn’t trustworthy at its core. These people claim that Google is outsmarting them and trying to trick them.
This second group claims that Google is SEO. Google wants you to cooperate and get the best out of Google.
The third camp claims none of the previous camps are based on any evidence or testing. Do not use Google products to market businesses that aren’t right for you. Instead, focus on what is best for your business and your customers.
I’m in the third group. There is no evidence that Google considers this a factor.
This does not concern Blogger content policies but search algorithm penalties.
Do not fall for the latest SEO hype when you are looking for a website designer. You can focus on content promotion because Blogger handles all technical issues.
When choosing a WordPress website builder or hosting provider, you should consider price, ease, usability, and support.
Is Blogger Good?
Blogger is an excellent choice if you have a Google account and want to create a simple blog with minimal effort. It can also be difficult to create a blog that makes money.
Create a blog with Blogger if your goal is to quickly create a blog.
If you have at least $100 in long-term investments, you can set up WordPress through your own hosting account.
Register for free to enjoy all the benefits of self-hosted WordPress and Blogger on WordPress.com