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#socialbloggers 76 // Blog Platforms

Woah woah woah – reading through this chat made one thing clear – a lot of bloggers tend to use blogger because they think it’s…

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Woah woah woah – reading through this chat made one thing clear – a lot of bloggers tend to use blogger because they think it’s easier to use than WordPress!

Let’s clear this up – WordPress is just as easy to use! There are more options so things can get a bit complicated – but in general, it’s on par with Blogger for ease of use.

I used Blogger when I first started Blogging and it kept me happy for a year and a half before I decided to make the switch. I did it on my own using a tutorial – which I know many people are terrified of doing! It’s not as hard as you think.

There’s a Plugin you can install to your WordPress blog and it imports all your previous posts, photos and comments so you don’t lose anything! The hardest thing I found was re-directing my URL from my Blogger account to my WordPress, but I managed it.

I’m now a WordPress fanatic and brought my fitness blog over to WordPress, too.

You do have to pay for hosting on WordPress.org, but mine is only £3 a month – so it’s nothing that’s going to break the bank.

I’d love to hear your opinions on blog platforms.

Q1: What platform are you on? Blogger, WordPress or another?

Q2: What made you pick the platform you’re on? #socialbloggers

 

Q3: Have you ever changed platform? Was is hard? #socialbloggers

 

 


Q4: What do you look for in a blogging platform? #socialbloggers

 


Q5: Let’s get controversial: Blogger VS WordPress.. GO GO GO #socialbloggers

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10 comments

  1. I’ve been on both Blogger then WordPress! I prefer WordPress I find it to be more cleaner and for SEO great

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. How come I didn’t see this discussion on Twitter? Anyway I have used all platform: blogger, wordpress and Tumblr but I love WordPress the most, customization is easy, there’s so many beautiful responsive themes out there, it’s more secure and I can use many plugins. I do use Tumblr still but only for reblogging purposes.

  3. I like blogger, it doesn’t really bother me. I’ve used wordpress as well, which was great too. I can understand everyone’s reasons for using either 🙂 x

  4. I’m on Blogger and am debating moving to WP at some point. I started 2015 with a new name so I might start 2016 with a new platform.

    Lizzie Dripping

  5. I’m on blogger because when I started 10 years ago, my friend Rachel’s blog was on Blogger and so I decided to do the same! I’d like my own domain, in fact, you kindly gave me advice on changing over but I’m still a scaredy cat to actually do it!x

  6. It’s interesting that lots of people think WordPress is hard to use. I am with blogger now but there are areas that I want to develop that prevents me so a move to WordPress at some point will happen. It does scare me a little but nothing ventured nothing gained Lucy x

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