Now, I’ve worked extensively with both platforms. And granted, WordPress can do some pretty cool things. But for me, the clear choice is Blogger. Here are four random reasons why:
Blogger is free
And I am nothing if not cheap. The thought of paying money to self-host my blog does not sit well with me. Because for the price of hosting, I could buy some eight cases of Bud Light. Or that pair of shoes I’ve had my eye on. Really, which would you pick?
Blogger gives me downtime
Once in a blue moon, I’ll have issues with Blogger. Like comments will randomly disappear. Or posts will be lost. Or I’ll be unable to view my blog at all.
Much like the Twitter fail whale, I actually embrace these issues. They add hours back into my day, and give me an excuse to do something besides tinkering around with the blog. I like to look at the positives in everything.
Blogger has some sweet widgets
While searching for widgets for the B2S/B2B challenge, I stumbled upon some random goodies. I was delighted to find that Blogger has a plethora of gadgets to enhance the value of your blog. Honestly, when you can choose between gadgets featuring Mr. T Quotes, random Winnie the Pooh images, and countdown clocks to the next Shrek movie release, it’s really hard to pick one.
However, I did find one little gem in my searches. If you’re reading this on anything besides a reader, you may have noticed the little toolbar that displays at the top of the page when you scroll down. I thought I’d try it out for a while, and it’s growing on me. If you’d like to get your own, you can find it over at Apture.com.
Blogger is simple
Okay, so WordPress may have random options like threaded comments, widgets out the wazoo, and templates you can customize ten ways to Sunday. Some people may see these as good. I see them as time sucks.
Simply put, I spend too much time on my blog as it is. I know that if I switched to WordPress, I’d spend all of my time customizing and tinkering around with random gadgets and gizmos, rather than getting anything done around the house. The laundry would never be done, we’d order pizza most nights for dinner, and the house would be a mess. And, trust me, none of that ever happens now with Blogger.
So, thank you, Blogger, for saving me hours of time. I love you. I really do.
|The WoW is random.