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Why I Chose Blogger

I’m sure by now at least one of you wonders why I used Blogger instead of my much recommended WordPress. Mind you I’m referring to WordPress(dot)org and not the highly limited WordPress(dot)com. Also, don’t ask me about Tumblr, I plan on explaining my thoughts concerning that in a later post.

Cost


Though I would love to use it, WordPress is out of my reach as of now. Although it’s free software, to use it I would need a separate host. I budgeted myself $20 per year to operate my website, so an extra $60 per year for hosting on top of $12 for the domain goes beyond what I can do.

Time


Google’s Blogger took two clicks to link to my domain and in one hour I was ready to post. I’m too meticulous to let myself start a website from scratch as it would take days until I would be happy with the results.

Knowledge


Many people try to debate against Blogger due to the risk of sudden death deletion. But for the features Blogger has and the time it saved me, I’m more than willing to face that fear. To make it short, you have thirty days to file a counter to recover your site after a deletion notice. Though Google ensures your content is owned by you they retain the right to cancel your service at their discretion. But that’s not without hope as Blogger allows you to download backups of your blog; and if the boogeyman comes, you have your content saved to recover somewhere else.

In conclusion, I still recommend WordPress, it’s a superior platform for enthusiasts and novices alike; but for now I need to stick with Blogger. Do you prefer another platform? Comment below what you use and why! As always, thank you for reading!

— Brandon T Blaylock

"I Choose You!" (I'll just let myself out now...)

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