Book Blogger Hop: WordPress or Blogger?

imageI’m joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop again this week, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…

Is there a reason why you choose Blogger over WordPress or a different platform?

 

The answer is that I chose WordPress because I found it easier to start with. I did try blogger because I have gmail and Google+ but I didn’t find it that intuitive and I’m not one for reading instructions (or online help forums and the like) and I started to get frustrated. I still don’t quite get Google+ even now and I’m sure I’m missing a trick but as a result I rarely use it.

After trying and failing with blogger I went to the platform it seemed a lot of other bloggers used which was WordPress. I didn’t do any research (it was too close to reading instructions) but found it pretty simple to set up and that made me happy. It meant I didn’t look at any other platforms, though I know they are out there.

Since then I have learnt how to use a lot of the features and I do find it fairly simple to find my way around the site. I also like the reader tool for following a lot of the blogs I like. The app for my iPad drives me potty but otherwise I have no complaints. What about you – what do you use and why?

Emma

 

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19 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: WordPress or Blogger?

  1. I looked at both initially but like you I chose WordPress, as I found it SO much easier to use from the word go. The dashboard, the layout, the notification of new WordPress posts from people I follow – I like pretty much everything about it!

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  2. I started with Blogger, but once I discovered Word Press, I felt I was right where I needed to be. I loved the themes and the possibilities. Blogger continued to frustrate me, and I hate reading those forums, too…so eventually, all of my sites were on Word Press. (I once had a lot of blogs…now I have six).

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    • I didn’t get as far as exploring blogger themes but agrees with you on WordPress – plenty of free ones that do the trick and their blogging university courses are helpful (or were the ones I’ve done).

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  3. Hi Emma! I have set-ups on both Blogger and WordPress, although the WP gets almost no use. Maybe once the book reviewing settles down a bit, I can see about a migration. Sure. Like THAT’S going to happen. (I love reading and reviewing.)

    Here’s my Book Blogger Hop post.

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    • I’ve seen a few people say they have both – I think it makes it easier to comment on WordPress if you have an account (quite sneaky of them). There are so many things I’d like to do to my blog if I didn’t spend so much time reading and blog hopping!

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    • I’ve notice people do that with having a blog just to follow other blogs…that’s a plus that you don’t have to do with Google but I suppose you do need an ID still.

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  4. I personally didn’t find WordPress as user friendly as I did Blogger, especially given how little I knew about blogs going in. Unlike you, I like instructions. I need all the help I can get when I try something new like blogging. LOL

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    • You would get on well with my husband who reads everything. I just like to push buttons and hit ok when asked a question. I figure what’s the worse that can happen. I’m sure there is so much more I could do if I read up on things 😊

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  5. I’ve used WordPress since 2009. At the time I started with Blogger but just a month or so later someone suggested WP so I switched and have been with WP ever since. I like that it’s easy to use….

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    • I think most people I know personally use WordPress as well but it does seem pretty split when I look at the blogs I follow. I like that you can use it with self hosting as well, which I keep toying with.

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