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I see posts all the time patting WordPress on the back. Why people made the switch from Blogger to WordPress. The benefits of WordPress. Why WordPress changes your life- that's one right? While I'm not a WordPress blog, I do use it for work, so I do have somewhat of an understanding.
But this blog, is a blogger blog. You can instantly tell from my “GFC” (Google Friend Connect) widget on the right of my blog.

While WordPress does have it's advantages (SEO tools, owning your content,  built in plugins…) Blogger still has some pluses. So while everyone sings WordPress' praises I'm here to state:

Why I Still  Use Blogger

-It's easy to understand. As far as a blogging platform goes, Blogger is very straightforward. You can immediately jump in and understand how to post, edit, and import pictures and how to gain followers.

-Design. Designing in Blogger is more simple than WordPress. Of course, it's nice to have a blog designer but when you're just starting out, you can adjust the website to your liking.

-Google. Blogger is owned by Google and Google is basically God. Am I right?

– Stats. Your blog's statistics are simple and clear. You can see easily how you got traffic.


-Comments. Blogger offers a comment feature that links directly to your blog. While WordPress does the same, you have to enter in your information each time, or you have to use a service like Disqus.
-Free. Blogger is completely free, while you have to pay to use WordPress. It's $100 a year to own your site on WordPress.
-Google Adsense. You can easily plug into Google Adsense and make money from your blog.
I think bottom line, in my case, Blogger is easier. So the ease of use means that I do miss out on some of the benefits.
Oh let me just touch on the problems with blogger: No reply bloggers, google plus, hyperventilation when posts disappear, not owning all your content, people scoffing at you since you aren't WordPress, no plugins, mobile view, SEO, WordPress users are cool, Google reader is gone, GFC is hard to understand for non bloggers, trackbacks aren't included, Google can tell you it hates your blog,  I make like $.50 from Google Adsense, people have to make an account to comment, pages get too big, if you need help you're SOL…. Well there's always something right?
Are you a WordPress or Blogger user? 
If you've switched to either- why?

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