Even though, my website Chill Geeks is now hosted as a WordPress blog, but I would still prefer blogger/ blogspot over WordPress and I’ve my reasons for that, blogger is something which is designed from the view of blogging purposes. It provides most of the required customization options, analytics and theme designing as required for a blogging platform. With all new version of blogger, they’ve also added a lot of other things which made blogging even more easy than ever, and of course the new pre-built views (viz. Flipcard, Classic, Magazine, Mosaic, Sidebar, Snapshot, Timeline) make the layout and designing a hassle free job, plus the coding is so done, you don’t have to worry about any error or warning regarding validation of HTML/CSS/XHTML.
Coding is so clean and optimized for Blogger Blog, but in wordpress it seems like there is a lot of clutter which is not required if you are good at basic HTML and CSS. Clean coding helps in better SEO as it will be easy to understand for Search Engine Spiders.
A few more points why I still prefer Blogger is because-
- Blogger provides better security
As the Google account is associated with a blogger account, its sign in is done using SSL only. However, if you own a WordPress blog, you’ll have to purchase SSL certificate to enable SSL login in WordPress blog.
- Blogger provides structured coding in one xml file
Unlike wordpress Blogger works with only one XML file and all pages are generated using that XML file only. WordPress uses php and you’ll have to make a diffrent php for header, footer, body content, sidebar of blog. Which also causes increased page loading time.
- Anything can be done on blogger
Apart from custom file hosting, any thing can be done on a blogger blog, which a wordpress blog can do.
- Blogger is also optimzed for mobile layouts
Well.. There is increase in number of people using internet from Mobile devices like iPads, iPhones, Androids etc.. This has caused significant amount of increase in mobile traffic, without doing anything Blogger also provides responsive mobile layout
But, In the end, WordPress is having its own advantages, scripts like timthumb can be used at WordPress only which is helpful in generating optimized code for thumbnails view. For blogging, I would always prefer Blogger over WordPress. But for doing more than blogging, WordPress is good.