So you must be having a Blog(If NO, Go get one today). Where do you host it Blogger.com OR WordPress.com. Or if you have your own Hosting space with php and Mysql then for sure WordPress.org. This post will compare Blogger.com with WordPress.com. Also don’t get confused with WordPress.com and WordPress.org. WordPress.org is a CMS which you need to host and is the best Blog System currently. I will not be including features which are in both of them OR neither of them.
|Customization with themes||Yes, You can edit the HTML and CSS||No|
|Import||No, Only from another Blogspot Blog||Yes, From most of the Blog programs|
|Static Page||No||Yes, As much as you want|
|Analytics/Stats||No, But you may install a third party Analytics program||Yes, In built and is great|
|Image Storage||1 GB, Can be browsed through Picasa||3 GB, Can be upgraded|
|Classification||Through applying Labels||Through applying Categories and Tags|
|Contact Forms||No, But Third Party contact forms can be installed||Yes, Using [contact-form]|
|Comments||Simple, But you can install powerful comments system like Disqus||Nice comment system but you can’t install Disqus|
|Embed Object (Like: Flash)||Yes||No|
|RSS||Yes, And can be optimized with Feedburner||Yes, But No Feedburner optimization|
|Change blog URL||Yes||No|
|Google Webmaster Tools||Yes, Verify using <meta> tag and Add blog/atom.||No|
- If you wish to upgrade to WordPress.org soon then go for WordPress.com. As it supports Categories as well as Tags(Which is common in WordPress.com and WordPress.org).
- If you don’t wish to upgrade to WordPress.org and don’t want to host things then go for Blogger.com
- Most of people start from platforms like WordPress.com or Blogger.com and move to WordPress.org(It includes me).
- Also if you are newbie in Blogging go for Blogger.
- Blogger is also owned by Google which is a 800 pound gorilla in Internet.
- There is also a http://draft.blogger.com where you can see features if blogger about to come.
My Suggestion: Go for Blogger.com. As it has the biggest advantage that is Flexibility.