I have been on blogger for almost three years now and I am really enjoying it. Many partners has been advising and trying to convince me to migrate from blogger to a self hosted blog.. After a while of thought on the benefits of sticking onto Blogger, I said to myself, ‘I am never gonna migrate outta blogger any sooner until i have found reasons to’.
We all know that whatever has advantages certainly does have disadvantages..
Blogger has some disadvantages like blogger deleting your blog at anytime, its not fully yours and a few others.
Not deviating from the topic at hand and wasting your time, let me go into the topic of the day.
My Reasons and thoughts about being on Blogger
1: Blogger Is only for Obedient Bloggers:
Yes!! Only obedient Bloggers Lasts on Blogger Blogging Platform. Many people complain about Google deleting their Blogs for no reason and stuffs like that. Google is not stupid and can’t delete your blog for no reason. There are set aside Terms and conditions which when broken, you serve the Penalty.
Blogger is like a School. With rules and regulations which when you fail to keep, you get expelled. Those who complain of this are like the disobedient students who go contrary to the rules of the school.
2. You can Earn with Little/No Investments:
Is there any Blogging platform you can’t earn money on? Actually, you can earn from almost all Blogging platforms but, you must invest… Not really the same on Blogger. Blogger unlike wordpress.com, you can earn without investing. You can place Ads on your blog such as adsense, chitika, infolinks and lots more even with your subdomain ‘.blogspot.com’ without spending money for custom domains. But on wordpress.com, you cannot put adsense on your blog. They even display their own ads on your blog so as to keep the free features they offer which is not the same on blogger.
3. Free Unlimited Hosting:
This is one good reason I have been sticked to blogger all these years. Free Unlimited Hosting Forever as long as you can stay worth them. You don’t need to move from one hosting plan to another as most people do on self hosted blogs or searching for the best hosts. Here on blogger, i have 99.99% Uptime. In fact, I have 100% Uptime.
4. All Features are Free:
All features on Blogger are free. You don’t need to pay any subscription fee, registration fee, upgrade fee or whatsoever. Unlike wordpress.com, which normally show up Ads which they use to support their free feature which when you want to eliminate ads on your blog entirely, you have to purchase the No-Ads Upgrade which costs $30.00 per year.
5. I can Manage Many Blogs in one dashboard:
I can manage up to 100 Different blogs on my blogger dashboard. I don’t need to sign into different accounts to manage different blogs.
Not everybody knows how to secure a blog and in the world today, about 90% of Hacked blogs are on self hosted platform. On Blogger, As long as your Google account password is secured, your blog is secured also. You don’t need to install tons of security plugins and co. Your blog can only be hacked on blogger when you give out your Google account password.
7. Search Engine Benefits:
Search engine traffic cannot be over-emphasized. Search Engine Benefits is one thing I enjoy most on Blogger. Many Blogger have the mindset that WordPress blogs have/receive much search engine benefits than blogger Blogs but the SE benefits are not provided by WordPress itself but via Plugins. On Blogger, with the addition of Search engine preferences under Settings, One can do better In SEO.
8. Easy To Use:
Easy to Use, customize and design. Yes!! On blogger, with little html, css, and JS basic knowledge, you can design a clean Blog. Unlike most self hosted blogs where you need much knowledge. In this course, a newbie can easily use blogger blog, and even make money from it.
9. Integration with other Google products:
With your Gmail account, you can access your blogger account, with your blogger account, you can get an adsense account, with your G+ account, you can change your default blogger comment system to G+ comment system and ensure more interactiveness and avoid spamming, with your Picasa account, you can host your Blogger blog Images without losing them anytime, with your Google webmasters account, you can submit your blogger to Google SE, with your Google analytics account, you can monitor your blog growth and the list goes on…
10: Your Blog Article Image Storage:
Picasa is there for me. With 1GB free storage on Picasa, I fear not about my Image storage. All are being stored up there automatically.
- Unlimited number of posts
- Up to 100 Authors for my Blog
- Creation of my own widgets with simple HTML and css.
Over to you:
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