Monday, October 28, 2013

Wordpress or Blogger?

I moved to Blogger in January of this year and up until now I have been super happy with Blogger. It's easy to use, manage, and update. I like the fact that I am still able to have GFC, but I'm getting that urge to move back to Wordpress. I think the main reason for this is because I recently started up my little entertainment blog again and I'm using Wordpress there and I'm realizing that I may be able to do more with my blog with Wordpress. Don't get me wrong, I've been happy with Blogger up until this point and I still may be happy with Blogger, but WP seems to be calling me again.

So I'm at the point where I ask myself: do I switch or not? I feel like there are pros and cons to both. I can always get my urge to use WP while updating and working on my entertainment blog, while keeping Blogger for Polka Dot Heart. But will that make me want to move even more? I will miss GFC if I move and the only other alternative to that is G+, which to be honest I still haven't gotten the hang of 100%.

I need your input! What would you do? What do you use? Let me know your thoughts and opinions and hopefully it will make my decision a little easier!

BTW, I have an awesome giveaway coming in the next week or so... psst it has to do with this post.


  1. I use WordPress and I can't imagine anything other. I used a lot of things like Open Diary, Diary-X, LiveJournal, Codexed, Blogger/Blogspot, GreyMatter, Tumblr, etc., etc., over the many years I've been blogging but WordPress is the only thing that has ever worked for me completely as far as what I want to do with my blog. I don't intend to sway you one way the other, so good luck with your decision!

  2. I've never used WordPress but I must say that Blogger has some serious glitches for me. Sometimes it won't let me upload photos, which is quite frustrating, and I hate all the extra, silly coding they use (highlighting images, putting spaces everywhere, etc.). I've learned how to work around it, but it can still be time-consuming to do, haha.
    I'm sure your blog will be awesome on either, so do what makes you happy! :)

  3. I like blogger, I used to blog on WordPress but it got annoying with everything. The coding is more tough, and just in general I don't need to be that 'fancy'. I like blogger cause it's just simple, I know enough of it now to get by with what I need to do.
    Do whatever makes you happy cause you are the one who's got to write in it lol. ♥

  4. I use wordpress and I really don't regret it at all that I moved my blog there. You can do so much more and the feeling that you own the hole site, I think that the best thing is to go self-hosted:)

  5. Hello!

    Lovely blog, found you on the peacoats & plaid blog hop

    I followed your blog, would you be a dear and do the same?




  6. Personally I prefer Wordpress but that's because I just don't like the limitations of Blogger in comparison. I tried using Blogger for a brief stint and I just couldn't stick with it. Good luck deciding!

  7. I would just start a second blog. Keep the one you have, and start another one with another focus.

  8. I've used Wordpress on a self-hosted blog and I absolutely hated it. I didn't enjoy the whole Wordpress experience as I thought I would... I felt the features were just... bleh. I only signed up for it because the advertisements made it sound like the best blogging platform. I came back to Blogger and absolutely loved it (again). Blogger is just so simple and easy for me. However, I do like how Wordpress has plug-ins you can download... but aside from that, I wouldn't leave Blogger again.

  9. I use Wordpress and have always used Wordpress since b2 died. I like the control, and the coding and all that isn't as hard as folks may think. And if theme coding is hard, t hey have a plethora of free themes that you can use.

    But I love it for the control you have over your site.

  10. I started off using Wordpress, but swapped to Blogger a year or so ago, and on the whole, I really like it.

    Dropping by from the Collective. :)