August 15th • Posted in Blogging
More and more bloggers decide to make the big step of switching from Blogger to either WordPress or Squarespace everyday. More and more bloggers post about how to migrate to another platform and why you should really do it. I started on Blogger and still have a Blogger blog and have always thought Blogger has its big big limits but only recently I could actually see how it’s still pretty versatile and so decided to stick with it until I will actually really need something more. So I thought to write down a few points on why staying on Blogger isn’t always a bad idea…
Blogger is the way to start for a reason and it’s because it very easy to manage, to understand where and what to do to simply write, add pictures and customize your blog as you like. For this reasons I think Blogger is so appropriate for beginners but not only them, since as you start becoming more expert, you can really start to enjoy it and customize your blog completely which to me is one of those things that come first.
Other platforms can have their several pros, but they come with a price and we all know it. With WordPress you have to pay a web hosting service as well as your own domain to have complete control over your blog, while with Squarespace you still have to pay a fee per month. Blogger is free but again you can get so much out of it either with your posts as well as your blog’s HTML which is almost completely customizable.
I think one problem with Blogger blogs is that all those minimal templates seems to look the same after a while and a no expert with HTML and CSS and other coding stuff can be penalized sometimes. However there are a lot of resources online for getting a more unique blog, one of them is Xomisse Blog which is full of beautifully explained and easy to follow HTML tutorials (and not only that…) that help you to do anything really. Or you can still select a blog designer you trust or you find that does more unique works and hire him to get a beautiful template. Forget the scheme of the basic Blogger “Simple Template” rule: your blog can really go so much different from that, it can seems it isn’t a Blogger blog anymore, so find the good blog designer that can actually do that for you.
Maybe turning your Blogger blog into a SEO ready blog can be a little bit more difficult than if you’re on WordPress (but I actually don’t really know) and you can be more limited with it, but you can still optimize your blog and make it SEO friendly and even simply buying a template that is SEO ready can be a good start.
Sometimes people migrate to Squarespace or WordPress just to have a responsive and mobile friendly design of their blog, but you can do it on Blogger as well and you can really customize it as you like. Again try to go for the designer that can bring you also a responsive Blogger design and that would do the trick.
I might will migrate to WordPress in the future, but it’s not going to happen in the foreseeable future and hopefully I was able to bring a little more information on Blogger blogs and dispel a few myths with this post.
What is your thought about migrating to another platform?