Debates have always raged about which platform is better; Blogger, or Wordpress. The answer really depends where you go, but within my online hangouts Wordpress is King. The simplest way of looking at the two is:
Of course this is a very basic view, some of the reasons why Wordpress is better in my opinion are:
However, this post isn’t really about evaluating which is better, it’s more to display my shock at Blogger’s continued progress. After recently reading several articles about people shifting from Blogger to Wordpress I naturally assumed that Wordpress would be doing to Blogger what Facebook is doing to Myspace - that is to say catching it up rapidly in terms of popularity. The Alexa Chart above says differently… I can understand that Blogger may seem like the safe and easy option being backed by Google after all, but people need to wake up and educate themselves about proper blogging. It’s not good enough for the web-savvy community to know which is better, this is a failure on Wordpress’ part. In my opinion Wordpress need to work very hard to make their blogging cms easier for your average user. The average person won’t want to pay someone else to fix up their blog, they will want it up and running within minutes. Whilst I hate to admit this, it seems like Blogger does have the upper hand in this respect. Just looking at the two website’s homepages will tell you which looks more ‘fun’ and ‘user-friendly’. That isn’t to say that I like Blogger’s homepage, in fact quite the opposite. But I hate reality television - and look how well that’s doing.
I would love to know of any Blogger users that might be reading this, but I can’t imagine that there will be many. Would anyone support the simplifying of Wordpress, or would they see this as ‘dumbing down’?