Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Why Blogger? Blogger vs WordPress vs ...

So why Blogger?

Although I classify myself as a rather experienced computer user I must admit that I have had no experience with blogging before. So I looked at some comparisons first (primarily on YouTube) and came to the conclusion that the choice will be between Blogger and WordPress.

Looks like WordPress is very powerful but to use all the power one should go with the install version from wordpress.org and one would have to put it on his own server. Because I have to manage and update other websites and do not have much time I did not want that, so I decided to use something that is ready to go and constantly updated so I can just blog and not care about installations, databases, updates and so on. On the other hand the free version from wordpress.com seems to have some limitations...

Well and then there is Blogger. By Google. This looks like SEO (search engine optimization) out of the box. And I also like the other Google products I use. As any other product they are not perfect but they do their job pretty well. And it looks like integration with AdSense is also something you get out of the Google box :)

Some people may not like Google getting everywhere in their life but on the one hand one has to admit that it offers a lot of nice and cool things for free. Google has the techie-factor and makes our life easier... So I decided to go with Blogger for now. And as far as I can see one can even tweak some things I did not expect to be able to tweak, e.g. the blog's name and even the URL...

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