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Which Blog Service is the best? WordPress vs Blogger vs LiveJournal January 3, 2007

Posted by Nigel Ajay Kumar (NAyK) in Blogging, Reviews, Software, Wordpress.

…a persectival help/guide to choose between blogger.com, livejournal.com and wordpress.com

WordPress, Blogger (blogspot) and LiveJournal are all blog-services that are free, allow users to input text, and are community driven and thus have privacy features.

Having used all three blog-services, I must say that out of WordPress, Blogger and LiveJournal, WordPress is best suited for my needs. Now I know I’m saying this ‘in’ WordPress, and so it looks like I’m sucking up, but actually I’ve found that WordPress, primarily because of it’s categories is more user-friendly for writing.

But let me give a more detailed explanation.

Blogger.com (Blogspot)

Blogger.com was the first blog-service I used. It was free, it was associated with Google (a company that I respect), and it offered me html editing (a feature that I really enjoyed using). But when I started using it for writing, I found that I really needed to categorise my work. Meaning, even if my blog was about one major topic, let’s say Linux, I wanted categories, like distributions, helps, reviews etc. Plus I also wanted to highlight a key post, something that would be accessible for all viewers easily. The way I worked around these needs to was to extend the links on the side, making special links for the posts I wanted highlighted. I also tried talking about one category in a month, so that the entire month becomes one category! It wasn’t that I would have stopped blogging if I didn’t get categories, but definitely I knew I needed them. I enjoyed blogspot, but something was missing. I knew it. (latest update: unconfirmed reports suggest that blogger now has pages and categories).


Enter WordPress! I saw wordpress.com in action when another beginner blogger needed my help to edit his wordpress blog. When I saw his blog, I immediately wanted it. I must honestly admit that I was attracted by the blogstats! (It was so cool that it was part of the standard feature). But when I saw categories, I was floored!!! In fact, I thought it was a paid site because it offered so many things that I needed.

As soon as I helped him out (I had never seen/used WordPress before, but it was pretty simple to use). I went to my own computer, registered and to my utter amazement I saw the feature to import blogs! Earlier the only thing stopping me from changing would have been the fact that I would loose all my earlier work. But the attraction of categories especially was so high I was willing to sacrifice older posts, just to start blogging in a new (more organised) world. But with the import feature I was able to import all three of my blogger.com blogs without too much problem. The only thing that happened was that because blogger and WordPress use images differently, I had to correct the links of a few of my photographs. Since my blogs are primarily text based, I found that not so bad.

Another feature that I really liked in WordPress was the ability to make static pages. This solved my problem for standard pages that I want everyone to be able to access. So for instance, this site has “which linux?” is on a separate page; it is a helpful quick-access page.

Then again, I really like the akismet spam protection… that protects my blogs by default. In my blogger.com account, I received only about 5 spam messages… which is not so bad considering that my site is not that important, but at WordPress it has already blocked a few spam messages without me bothering too much. Nice.

I was also impressed by the WordPress’ dashboard that was more user-friendly (and more feature rich) than blogger’s dashboard. In fact, initially I preferred blogger’s dashboard because it was simpler… but I’ve come to love WordPress’ dashboards and features.

Finally, I was complete impressed that wordpress.com is built with WordPress software which is open-source… both free and free! Wow, now this is a great example of a quality open-source product that I would certainly love to be associated with!

After all this (and more), I was entirely sold out to WordPress.

As I continued using WordPress, one thing I really missed (from my blogger.com days) was the ability to edit my page (CSS and all). Editing my page was something I really enjoyed in blogger.com and wish I could have it in WordPress.

To WordPress’ credit, it was offered user-friendly template changes which are non-destructive… which mean that when I change a template, it preserves my previous link customization. For those who have used blogger.com know that when you change a template you lose all your changes. To workaround, you need to have a copy of your relevant changes in a text file, and paste accordingly. This is unnecessary in WordPress that allows you to experiment in its limited but nice template range.

Another thing I missed was the ability to post through email. Blogger.com offers a helpful feature, where you have a unique email address for each post, and then, you just need to email your uploads. WordPress sadly doesn’t have this… maybe later it will.

Yet another thing I missed in WordPress was the ability to search other blogs from within the top-bar of blogger.com. In WordPress, while the search feature in our blogs are quite helpful (and better suited than on the top-bar in blogger), still I miss the ability to browse other sites.


As time has gone by I’ve found that I’m also veering towards Community Blogging. For that the issue of private/user oriented blogs have come. I was told (through articles etc) that LiveJournal has good community oriented blogging support. Both blogger and wordpress offer users with varying rights (administrator, editor, user etc) so I was curious what addition did LiveJournal have to make community blogging better.

I registered and in comparison to both blogger and WordPress I found LiveJournal cluttered and effect-heavy. It reminded me of MySpace, Yahoo 360 etc. Not something that I wanted for my community driven site.

As it turns out, LiveJournal is actually very geared towards community blogging, with ‘friends’ links all over the place. It has cute icon driven editing sites, but from the looks of it, it’s got a pretty standard look. But the key thing that put me off… ADS! To add to their cluttered look, I had to deal with their advertising. I understand that these services, are services, but when it comes to ad-free to with-ads, I can’t even think of using LiveJournal that does such a tacky job with ad-placement. (latest update: recently, LiveJournal revamped it’s look and ad-placement and the site is looking neater. But if you hate ads (especially ones that you are not directly benefiting from), you will never like wherever they put them).

I also didn’t enjoy using LiveJournal and quickly abandoned my blog there and urged my “community” to shift to WordPress instead. We’re primarily text driven, so maybe WordPress is best for that.

Perhaps LiveJournal and other blog-services are better suited for more video-music-picture sharing sites… and for that aspect I’m not sure whether WordPress matches up or not.

Summary: I return to my initial statement. Of the three popular blog-services I’ve used, I’ve found WordPress by far the best to suit my needs. It is organised, simple/user-friendly, growing in features… AND open source. There’s not much more that I need. And yet, I talked to a friend of mine who is still using Blogger, and wondered if he would shift. He said he wouldn’t because it would take too much work, but also that wordpress is good for serious blogging. Now that could be a compliment or a curse for wordpress, but at least it suggests that people will still choose what they feel most comfortable with rather than what is necessarily the best or better solution out there.



(latest update: For blogservice ratings, see this site: http://blog-services-review.toptenreviews.com/)

I guess in a WordPress blog, you might probably expect a pro-WordPress review. However, I just read a post of someone leaving WordPress and moving to Blogspot. The main reasons seem to be the ability to edit CSS (layout) and the ability to have Adsense (the Google-based ad programme). This Adsense thing is really important to some people but WordPress doesn’t allow it. Another reason the author gives is that WordPress is a closed community, ie. ties you to WordPress blogs. While I know that is not true, because google recognises WordPress blogs, I still find myself going to other WordPress blogs more. So I guess some of his criticism is founded. The post is found here: http://dirkgently.wordpress.com/2007/05/10/im-leaving-wordpresscom/

For other opinions see: This post which is more studied (research oriented) and very informative, people might find this more useful: http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/webbuilding/page5516.cfm And this post http://www.bloggingchannel.com/free-blogging-site.html has a simpler pro-WordPress studied explanation.



1. frecklescassie - January 4, 2007

I am a student. When I used LiveJournal I couldn’t post from school cause it was considered a chatting program. But I can post and edit from WordPress. Another plus.


dorothy - June 2, 2011

Hi; I’m going to be doing a lot of serious,(and comic)blogging,and I need plenty of room,space,and not limited so much;I have plenty to write.–practically a whole book,once I get going.And,I’m going to need to edit.(Yes,writers need the ability to edit.NECESSARY.)Plus,I want to upload “emoticons”(animated ones)and plenty of images,photos,and artwork.(computer art.)

I am not a good techie,so I cannot see myself fiddling around,trying to figure out difficult mechanisms,and wasting hours on that;I just need to WRITE.If wordpress is very inflexible,I just cannot use it;if it limits text space,ditto.And if you cannot go back and edit your work,FORGET IT.Plus,being a colorful blog would be great.Also,if wordpress blogs do not show up in Google searches,(words,titles,subjects,ect)I’d rather not use it.I want people to catch me in google searches.

So,which blogger is best for me?Wordpress or Blogger,or Blogspot?Or,any others anyone could recommend,that are free?thanks,all!! :) I’d appreciate any comments.

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2. Adoz Lizzat - January 10, 2007

Blogger belongs to google and honestly if you blog on blogger you are playing into google’s big hands.

WordPress on the other hand is independent and a really cool tool.

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3. Eric - January 24, 2007

I have to say, I’ve been using LJ for about five years now. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an ad on one of their pages. Where did you see this? Certainly I don’t have any text or banners showing up on my journal, friends page, or profile. And while I am a paying customer, even if I don’t log in and tell it that I am I do not see any advertising anywhere.

I don’t know how long you had your LiveJournal account – maybe they were in the middle of switching management or owners – but to the best of my knowledge there are no ads on Livejournal.

4. NAyK - January 24, 2007

To Eric: To the best of my knowledge, paid accounts do not have ads. Free accounts do. I’ll try to show an example (not mine) soon.

5. shreevatsa - January 31, 2007

Comments. WordPress.com seems to be horrible in this regard. Viewers can’t preview comments before submitting them (as I can’t here), can’t edit them, and can’t delete them later.
This is a rather important feature for many people.

Maybe I’m going to regret making this comment in a little while, but I’ll have no way of deleting it…

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6. NAyK - February 1, 2007

Hi Shreevatsa… I understand your paranoia. I feel it to. So since I have administrative rights to this site, just send me a message if/when you want to change what you have said, and I will either correct or delete your comment. Whatever you prefer. thanks for taking the time to say what you said though.

7. Claire M. - March 16, 2007

You seem like blogging software expert, so can I ask you a question? How do I add a button to my sidebar in WordPress? I tried to add a The Truth Laid Bare button, but it came out as a broken link. I’m wondering if this has something to do with the javascript in the image address. You’ll have to excuse me– I know nothing about this stuff.

8. NAyK - March 16, 2007

To Claire: No, no, no… I’m not a blogging software expert. not at all… I’m just a free blogging tool user who has opinions! :)

But I have a perspective to your query that may help, if you are a free wordpress blogging site user like me.

I treat a button like an image with a link. Sometimes like the desktops on the sidebar of this page.

So this is how I did it.

1. Make a button (ie. make an image of a button)
2. Upload it onto wordpress, remembering this link.

3. Go to the dashboard and click on presentations.
4. Click on sidebar widgets.
5. Drag a Text1 or Text2 (if available) widget onto your sidebar in addition to your current sidebars.
6. Click the [=] config tool on the right of the Text1 widget.
7. Give a title like “Links”
8. Add the following html code to the text box, replacing the relevant address of your button, and the subsequent link you want the clicker to go to. I’m putting the code in square [ brackets ] rather than to prevent it from reading like code on this comment, but you can easily replace the [ brackets ] with the and use it. The following code is what I used for my side-bar image. You can adapt it as you want for your purpose. I hope it helps.

[a href=”http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/392266184_25ad430745_o.png” title=”openSUSE 10.2]
[img src=”http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/392266184_25ad430745_m.jpg” width=”240″ height=”150″ alt=”openSUSE10.2Screenshot” /][/a]

9. Terrence Tully - March 21, 2007

I prefer WordPress.

10. emberglow - March 31, 2007

Great comparison. Same feelings here. Weird enough I’ve been blogging on Yahoo 360! That is a cross between Myspace and traditional blogging sites. All in one sort of platform.

But for my unadulterated blogging instinct I considered Blogger and Word Press. And my comparison would mostly match yours. BLOGSTATS is the greatests feature!! (Yahoo provides it too) I wish Blogger introduces Blogstats!

As for playing into the hands of big giants… They will always be there. Who knows sooner or later Word Press will be owned by some giant too. That’s the way it works. But personally, I think the giants cannot censor blogs all that conveniently… that would go against the whole concept and spirit of blogging!

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12. Oscar - May 2, 2007

I’ve been using Livejournal for nearly 5 years and all my closest friends and family are on there.

They have ad free non-paid accounts, but you don’t get the full feature set. Also LJ is also open source.

Instead of categories LJ supports tags, which seems like an adequate organizational feature.

The main problem I have with LJ right now is that I have so many entries and comments (1,227 entries and 4,400 comments) that I have a horrible time using their “archive” system to find old content. I need to be able to search my blog, but they don’t offer any search features. Does WordPress? Much of the content of my blog is friends only or private, but I still want to be able to search it. Because it is private technocrati and blogsearch are useless for me. Any ideas of a work around? Or a service that does this better? Privacy plus search?

Thanks for the informative review.

13. Oscar - May 2, 2007

I just found a tool that does exactly what I want! LJArchive. It backs up an LJ blog to a local disk and makes it incredibly easy to search it and view older entries. Yay!


14. NAyK - May 2, 2007

To Oscar: Hey that’s good to hear something positive about LiveJournal. It is certainly more ‘community’ oriented than WordPress.

WordPress does offer search of blog.

About ‘public’ accessibility, I’ve noticed that while WordPress can be discovered by technorati, google etc. You can also choose for privacy to further restrict google etc from finding your blog, and/also you can limit users who access your pages.

However, I think wordpress’ extra pages (extra from the blog) are usually not accessible in google etc. I wonder why it is.

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16. ren - July 12, 2007

I have several blogs. Two are on livejournal, two on blogger, plus I have wordpress hosted at my website (although I am yet to play around with it as my time is consumed by my other bogs!)

The things I like/dislike about lj and blogger are:
LJ: good community. Easy to ‘friend’ people and you know that people are actually reading your blog! My paid account is a ‘friends only’ journal as it’s my personal journal so I like that privacy feature, I like belonging to communities and reading my ‘friends’ page every night. My free account is open to the public though and I use it as a journal for my wedding plans (I’m tempted to move it to blogger though as I don’t really use the community side of that blog)

Blogger: Much quicker and easier to change modules and add/delete links on side bars than livejournal. Whilst it lacks the ‘friends’ option of lj, it’s so quick to add links to your side bar that you can keep track of people easily. My blogger accounts are for meme’s and weight loss. I must admit I’m happier to direct people from weight loss forums to my blogger account than to livejournal (my weight loss one was orignially there) as the user page in lj with all your friends listed etc looks a bit less serious and a bit more ‘my space’ . I think my blogger looks a bit more ‘grown up’!

In summary (sorry to have written so much, it’s only in the last few days that I’ve worked out why I like what better so this is novel!)

Livejournal is great if you like belonging to communities and having all your friends and community posts show up as part of your personal journal.

Blogger on the other hand is better if you’re not interested in collecting ‘friends’ and communities and want a nice looking page that’s easy to work with.

17. NAyK - July 12, 2007

to ren: hey thanks for your comments. You’re right, LJ does seem more community oriented. Guess it was just too much for me. :)

18. Matt - July 15, 2007

FYI: Blogger now has categories

19. NAyK - July 15, 2007

To Matt: Really? About time. Guess the competition hots up now. :)

20. M. Frederick Voorhees - July 23, 2007

Blogger strikes me as much more advanced now then it was six months ago (before the Beta version was released and users were required to set up a Google account in order to upgrade). I had already made the switch to WordPress and must say I’ve been rather disappointed. I need more control over my design than WordPress.com allows. Also, the supposed “five-minute install” for the more advanced WordPress.org has proven to be a royal pain!

21. capri - July 30, 2007

WordPress used to allow the uploading of other types of files besides images in posts. I really liked this when first starting out, because I like to put music with my posts. But after this was disabled, I gave up, and for quite some time there were problems with page loading as well. I found LiveJournal to be really full of clutter, I don’t care about all the flashy images and friending, adding to memories, and all the other stuff that shows up on an LJ page. Don’t care about categories on WP or Blogger either. Livejournal had disabled or gotten rid of the audio alternative to the visual verification code, so users of screen-readers can’t sign up for livejournals any more. A big DOWNER. Blogger has become a lot more user-friendly, with an audio option so people with visual impairments can finally create accounts and blogs over there. I haven’t checked out WP’s registration form lately, but they used to be good, with no visual verification code. If they’ve gone that way now, I hope they have an audio option so users with vision problems don’t get the door slammed in their faces like on so many other sites that use the visual code with no audio alternative. Lately I’ve managed to get back on WP again, but wish they’d re-enable the uploading of .mid and other audio along with the pic files on blog posts. I really like Blogger’s post by email feature.

22. Litis - August 2, 2007

Hmm, it’s a good post… I couldn’t decide where to finally host a journal, either here or on LJ, but now I think that I’m definitely staying here.

23. norayr - August 8, 2007

I am LJ user, and must admit, that I hate LJ sux for the following
you can’t upload pictures using free account
you can actually do it by switching to so calles plus account which means they will show ads in your blog.
It is possible to upload pictures somewhere and give a link.
This way one coul stay with free account and have pictures.
But not some of my non advanced suer friends. Besides, it is not pleasure to upload pics to other site and then go abck to lj and put there a link. lj sux because they seems hungry to money and dream how to earn more, and more.
They sux. Sup sux.
The only good thing about LJ is they friend list feature.
Yes, I use it. It is cool to know who are subscribed (friended) you.
It is even more cool to be able to read your friend list. You can have an account just to read the people you wish read in an easy and pleasurable way.
I miss this feature in blogger, and it is now being added to wordpress.
Unfortunately all of my friends and most of compatriots write in livejournal.
And, despite I have a blogger account which I like very much for its configurability I write often in lj to be in contact with people I am interested in.

24. norayr - August 8, 2007

I forgot to write, that I miss possibility to comment comments.
It is present in livejournal but missing from blogger and wordpress

25. WeiZhi - September 18, 2007

I have created my own version of Blogger VS WordPress for internet marketers through your article over here but I focused on WP and Blogger:

Hope it helps!

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30. California Apostille - November 24, 2007

Thanks for the comparison. I currently have a blogger blog but I’m evaluating my options deciding which service will be the most useful in helping me grow readership and build traffic.

31. day - November 30, 2007

i have tried both, and now i think im gonna just stick to blogger simply because i think easier to use than wordpress.

32. Robert Plumer - December 4, 2007

Thanks for the comparison. I do like the idea of categories feature. Being on Blogger hasn’t been bad but I’d really like that feature. I think I’ll be switching over very soon.

33. Chandan V - December 29, 2007

Nice review. But now, the blogger has almost all the features wordpress has to offer plus more.

1. It is free
2. Categories option has been included
3. Little knowledge of xml and blogger can be customised the way we want. A GUI for template tweaking helps a lot for a novice like me
4. We can include small widgets in template to make it even more attractive
5. Easy to set-up a custom domain name on new blogger. The feature is being supported
6. Track Back capability has been included in new blogger
7. Visitor stats can include third party tracker scripts or any type of script

A year ago, Blogger was looking stale but now things have changed and its about time all the other blogging services upgrade their features.

34. fragzem - January 26, 2008

WordPress + usage of Windows Live Writer (blog-writing/publishing program free by Microsoft that has been released just recently) makes an excellent combination. Alleviates much of the older frustration one had using wordpress and believing it were complicated.

35. Jim Lockwood - January 26, 2008

Great comparison. I also started on Blogger, but moved to WordPress a couple months later. I like Blogger, but wanted to host on my own domain and needed some of the features offered by WordPress. I’ve never tried LiveJournal.

I just wrote about an experiment I conducted to see if a new blog could be launched in less than 15 minutes on either Blogger or WordPress.com. You can read about it at http://bloggingstartup.com. Look for the January 25, 2008 post.

36. Buck - January 30, 2008

I’m not sure what I think yet …

37. Cute - February 9, 2008

Blogger has the full ablility for you to earn using adsense.
Wordpress don’t have. You need to put plugins etc that will ruin your template codes.

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39. Bob - March 20, 2008

I tried WP on a free host, and had some trouble with it. I have the domain, and want to keep it for e-mail, so I decided to ultimately go with Blogger. They allow a custom domain (example.com or sub-domain: blog.example.cm). This was perfect for me. I can let google host my blog (much better than previous webhost) and still use my domain! I do like the wordpress look and feel, even the default template. And being OpenSource is nice. But, as with my e-mail, I’m going to let the Google masters take care of me! Can’t beat FREE!

40. johnny five - March 27, 2008

I like to blog.. weeee

41. Dorian - March 27, 2008

I’m switching because I happened upon a piece de resistance: http://thrind.xamai.ca/

The dude makes AJAX wordpress themes that look like commodore64 etc.

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43. alafak - April 6, 2008

I now have 5 sites on Blogger and I am very pleased with it. I tried WordPress for a while and found it VERY difficult to work with. The templates are locked down tight. It is near impossible to make changes.

On Blogger I was able to get a really nice 3 column template with almost limitless editing capabilities. All that is needed is some rudimentary coding knowledge. I was able to change category names and add categories.

In addition, WordPress seems to have a limit of 300 links per post and Blogger has no such artificial restrictions.

The examples of the category changes and the look changes can be seen on my new sites. (Keep in mind that it’s still under construction.)

Blogger – flexible with easy to use features
Wordpress – restrictive with hard to use features
LiveJournal – I’ve never tried.

44. origamifreak - April 12, 2008

The ability to host pages at WordPress.com sealed the deal for me. I was migrating from Upsaid.com, whigh only has .html and .txt export features (up to 99 posts + comments in a single file).

At WordPress I just uploaded my Upsaid archives as html files. It’s a bit ugly formatting-wise, but simple and functional.

I never did figure out a way to get Blogger to host those Upsaid archives. Pasting the HTML code into posts caused Blogger indigestion.

I have friends on LiveJournal, and never found the clunky graphic feel appealing.

45. em - April 22, 2008

hello all,

i starting using livejournal earlier this year. and to my knowledge, there are ads.

after that, i read an article online and it says that from certain date onwards, BASIC account is no longer available. s1 is no longer supported to.

this means, users signing up AFTER that date, they will have to use a paid account if they do not want ads, and if they want to further customize their layouts.

correct me if im wrong

is wordpress really good?

46. NAyK - April 22, 2008

To em: In my humble opinion; blogger has become really good in recent times, but I still like wordpress better.

47. Ardian Eko - April 24, 2008

WordPress is the best.


48. beezzee - May 3, 2008

Blogger is simple, WordPress is powerful. You can take a look at their combination — AltaBlogs.com. It’s based on WordPress and have a simplicity of Blogger.

dorothy - June 2, 2011

The problem with your blog,sir,is that you cannot even SEE WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE.Until you sign up for them,and get one!!Really?I’m supposed to get it,and THEN LOOK AT IT??THANKS BUT NO THANKS. :(

49. Random J - May 7, 2008

WordPress.org seems to beat Blogger outright – but given you have to pay for it and handle it all on your own, it’s about right. Considering Blogger is free and you don’t have to pay for anything I think it does it’s job pretty well.

In terms of useability, dashboard and functionality I think WordPress trumps Blogger. The dashboard really is amazing. Plus I like the ability to truncate posts without inserting code into the template HTML.

But the restrictions on WordPress.com blogs have me preferring Blogger overall. Having to pay to edit a couple of colours and margin sizes on a WordPress layout is a pain. Plus not being able to embed whatever videos and audio players you like is a pain also. Not so bad if you’re not hot on embeddable videos – but for me this was a letdown and is what caused me to keep my main blog on Blogger.

50. kelly - May 8, 2008

wordpress are much powerful than blogger, here plugins helps in acheving any type of problem , it helps in driving much traffic .
With setting standards of SEO and also in exchange links

51. samexon - May 10, 2008

WordPress Rulez!

52. Bob - June 5, 2008

WordPress is good. Its got a lot of featurez

53. bozs13 - June 16, 2008

wordpress is my new fav, hands down

been using it for a few weeks and I can’t go back to blogger

54. godofnetizens - July 1, 2008

This is a sort of discussion that will continue forever.

I feel blogger with its ease of use is extremely good for a newbie while someone who likes playing around with the codes, etc should go in for WordPress. Those who believe in “community living” should opt for Live Journal.

55. viraajan - July 29, 2008

I had been a blogger. One of the major drawabacks i found with blogger is i couldnt find a theme with three columns one on the left and one on the right with posts in the middle. this one is offered by wordpress. so i’m planning to move to wordpress.
also blogger support is very poor. have sent surfeit of mails to check the adsense status. not even single response i got. pathetic
turst me, wordpress may look a bit difficult to use and organise, but once u get used to it, am sure u’ll love it. hardly it would take two three posts for u to get accustomed.
soon u can see my http://visionofvinith.blogspot.com in wordpress.

56. Jess - July 31, 2008

I’m having the same problem deciding…Maybe you should make a poll? :D

57. simpsonsfreak3 - August 11, 2008

Thanks a million for the tips!

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59. Anonymous - September 8, 2008

thanks for the review, it’s very illustrative since I am deciding between blogger and wordpress, and kinda curious about livejournal et al as well.

60. carl - September 10, 2008

I really love the community aspect of live journal. It just seems so much more colorful and freewheeling of the three. I started with them so I guess my heart will always be with them.

61. macgyver - September 17, 2008

supprt wordpress forever!!!

62. slackersview - October 2, 2008

Thanks for this article and discussion!

About WP: I wish I could uplode sound files that aren´t mp3, for ex all that streaming media you can upload your own stuff now.
Another thing: When I used Blogger I could go in and make you Tube windows smaller by changing the code, but in WP I put in the windows link and can´t do anything.

Is there anyway to paste embeds directly in a document when you write? Other embed codes than what you get from You Tube and such?

If I upgrade WP, is it true I can upload mp3 directly to my blog?

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64. David Macy - October 7, 2008

I couldn’t see spending much time creating content for any site that wasn’t easy to archive on my own storage. If the company you’re using goes under, wave bye-bye to all of you precious entries.

Blogger has the ability to tediously backup your content. And it is possible to convert it for use by WordPress. But this is a pain.

With WordPress archiving can be done in 1 or 2 steps (database, files). But what’s even better is that since it’s open source you can host your own if, /dev/null forbid, WordPress went poof.

I do like the simplicity of Blogger, but I won’t give up that much control over my own work.

65. Sharon - October 22, 2008

What I like about Blogger is that I can edit the CSS of my template for free, so I’m practically unlimited! In my mind I wonder “Why should I limit myself to the templates WordPress gives me when I can have any template I want on Blogger?”

However, if WordPress would allow me to edit my template and use my own custom template for free, I think I’d switch to them and never look back. Do you think they ever will?

66. Bruno - October 29, 2008

I agree with Sharon. WordPress is awesome, but the fact I can’t edit ccs (without paying) is ridiculous.
Google is improving Blogger a lot and I think that soon it’s service will be nice and WordPress will have to go back and allow people to edit ccs.
While that, I refuse to use a service that won’t allow me to edit my blog as I want, that’s why I’ll stay with Blogger.
On the other hand, Adoz Lizzat said above about “playing into google’s big hands” while using Blogger… Come on! You have two options: assuming you are not a CIA agent, so what? If you are a CIA agent or a freak paranoid about privacy and how Google handles your personal info, simply create a new account just for Blogger, clean your cookies and you’ll be safe.
Both services are great. Pick the one you feel comfortable with. Anyway, run from Live Journal, as it’s a piece of s***…

67. Brands-and-Jingles - November 18, 2008

What do you think of iXpress.me that provides impressive web addresses like: http://Joking.Of-Cour.se/ etc?

68. stephen londergan - November 20, 2008

Thanks for the review — been trying to decide which to use & your ideas are a great help.

69. intoblog - November 27, 2008

I have just loaded up Ubuntu and its great

70. kim - December 9, 2008

I’ve been wondering about this. I’ve always used LJ, but it seems like everyone else is on blogger or blogspot. I love LJ’s comments; I can have real, threaded conversations with them. I’ve never seen an ad and I wouldn’t want to keep my photos at the same place as my blog anyway.

What sort of annoys me is that I would like to have more fine-grained control over friends lists and communities. I would like to have as many friends lists as I want so that I could categorize them and see these categories on different pages. I would also like my journal posts to automatically be part of a community without having to post separately (I suppose if I had the first, then this wouldn’t be a problem). That way I could tag certain posts which would automatically appear in the desired community.

I don’t know if these features exist elsewhere. Maybe I’m dreaming.

71. quadrosneil - December 30, 2008

I Used both Blogger and now use WordPress. What a lot was said about it! I did however, find some of the statements to be true
e.g. 1. In Blogger you couldn’t change themes without messing up your links.
2. The themes could have been better- the thing with WP is that the themes, limited they may be, but are extremely well done, and have a professional look and feel to them. It makes Blogger look like a site created by a kid using dreamweaver!
3. I found I could do more in the WP Dashboard than the Blogger one. the stats thing was super cool.
4. The importing was smooth as butter in WP and made my site look a whole lot better than blogger.

i know i’m re quoting most of the things already said so well in this blog/comment section, but it only comes as an affirmation to them. And to prove my point why don’t you check the sites out your self…

this is the one i shifted out from.

this is the one that is currently in operation and that i use. Please leave a comment after this one to let me know what you think about my comments. Thanks

72. ivan - January 6, 2009

helped me out. but im quite lazy to switch all my blogspot entries and import them into a wordpres.. though wordpress seems much cooler. not that big of a deal to me since about nobody reads my blog anyway. hah

73. Michael - March 9, 2009

I’m getting ready to start my first blog and have enjoyed reading this post and all the replies so thank you to all. I have to say, and the reason I’m replying since I have nothing to say, that I enjoyed Ivan’s comment the most:

“though wordpress seems much cooler. not that big of a deal to me since about nobody reads my blog anyway.”

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75. Ahsan - March 16, 2009

i love wordpress most according to me it is the best service.

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77. ashines - April 13, 2009

Thank you for the post. I believe I’m ready to start a blog. Your information and the comments were helpful. Again, thank you.

78. Jasmine - April 22, 2009

hmm.. maybe I should switch to wordpress…

79. Zeke Krahlin - April 29, 2009

What, are you serious? Do you really think the choice of best blog service is limited to three? I don’t know what to say, only this: I gotta find some other reviews a bit more extensive.

80. edi - May 15, 2009

WP is more simple to use and professional look than blogger.

81. BrandonRandon - June 6, 2009

Thanks, that was a great comparison and the number one reason that I will choose wordpress.

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83. okigen - July 7, 2009

One feature making me use LJ is its providing privacy option for each post, not for the entire blog. For example, if your blog is for public but there’s one post you wanna show your friends only, that’s an option LJ will offer. Their friend page feature also makes it easier to follow friend’s updates.

But you’re very right , LJ is heavily community-oriented. Anyway one of its main feature is setting up a “community” and I think most LJ users belong to several communities (I follow around 80s :P) All of its features: The friend page, the privacy, the search bar … are towards “community” more than “private journal”. Other LJ features relating to appearance, music/ game/video activities are worse than other blog services. After all I think LJ is a very social “journal”, but not a real “blog”

I’m looking for a blog service that provide privacy setting for each post like LJ, with better look. Am I dreaming? *sigh*

P/S: About the ads… not sure why you got the ads… Lj provide 3 account types:
Free: free, no ads, limited theme/avatar, missing some minor features
Plus: free, ads, more options
Paid: no ads, every feature
Old users often choose Paid acc but the Free acc is actually very good

84. bathe - July 19, 2009

A very useful post with some great comments. I’m in the process of switching from WordPress to Blogger. They’re equally easy to use but I’m attracted to Blogger’s many gadgets, where I can easily add Etsy favourites, Facebook link etc. as well as buttons/ads. However, I miss the pages function that WordPress offers. Blogger offers one front page, which is quite limiting. For that reason alone I might go back to clever WordPress and pay for an upgrade.

85. Miyo - July 30, 2009

Very useful post indeed :) (I went around the blogs the same order as you did~)
I’ve been thinking alot, whether I should use Livejournal or WordPress. WordPress in my opinion is very ‘simple’ and I actually like LJ’s “friends” option. But the only thing that is holding me back is I actually have readers on my WordPress account. And also WordPress doesn’t allow CSS editing. UNLESS you pay, which I don’t do.
Your opinion? ;D

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87. Pierce - August 15, 2009

I would recommend FreeBlogZone. It is unique, has staff in which are very on-the-game and helpful, new features, and very easy to use.

88. Zeke Krahlin - August 19, 2009

I can’t believe you’d recommend FreeBlogZone, unless you have some financial investment in it. Their home page is quite drab, they do not provide a tour of their features, and they don’t seem to have any sort of community whatsoever. In fact, going by their “blog directory”, they only have a total of 18 subscribers! I just checked out several of ’em, they are terribly plain and worse: downright boring.

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i use blogger just because belongs to google :)

92. Zeke Krahlin - September 15, 2009

>i use blogger just because belongs to google :)

Worst reason *ever*.


93. s - September 16, 2009

Thanks. Good, helpful post.

I’m trying to find a blog service that is better for hosting images and small flash files or videos. I like having a blog where I can comment on the design and art, and have the files tagged and sorted, but not viewed like a photo journal. I’m also looking for the most free image upload with good blog quality.

If there are suggestions for the best sort of blog for this, I would be happy to hear.


94. Nadine - September 18, 2009

I have one blog in blogger, another one in wordpress, and one in Tumblr. Whenever I post something in one of my blogs, I post them to my other blogs. +_+

95. Elmuzzerino - October 27, 2009

I cannot quite put my finger on it but I really hate wordpress.

Maybe it has something to do with where I am (NZ) but WordPress is hideously slow and I actually find their interface very messy.

Also, I get this subtle, arty, Mac’ish and almost snobbish feeling with WordPress which just pisses me off.

Blogger is just way more practical. Probably also a bit rough round the edges too but nonetheless…


96. Guillaume - November 1, 2009

Nice post! Thanks for sharing your experience.
I think I’ll stay on Blogger because html editing is really important for me.

97. Melynda Bean - November 13, 2009

I currently use Blogspot and have not had any problems with it yet. I have found it to be helpful with the search engines and will continue to use it.

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100. pam - January 4, 2010

I use to use typepad and enjoyed it but I don’t like how much it cost so I stop. I have a question what I liked about typepad was I was able to post ahead of time and it would automatic post when I told it to do for later. Will the free wordpress do this?

101. Erick - January 13, 2010

Just so you all know…

Blogger now has “categories”, but they are called labels. You can label a few posts to a specific label name. Doing this creates a link to all the posts in the label. So, one link can have as many posts as you want basically. If you know a bit about HTML editing, you can create tabs. In this regard, I think Blogger is better than WordPress now.

102. AiméeG. - January 17, 2010

I’ve tried all three services and I’ve to say WordPress left the best impression. The blogstats feature of wordpress completely sold me, and the catagorising is brilliant. Blogger is good as a beginner’s tool but I eventually got bored with it. Livejournal has only one feature that I enjoyed, which is the social network among bloggers. Other than that, its layouts were really poor, even when my account was the premium one.

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105. Disha - February 1, 2010

So, I recently discovered this website called Tumblr.. You can make a blog there too.

Would you review that please?

I found this really helpful!

Thank you.

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107. UU1CC Andy - February 18, 2010

I like the wordpress, but still using the blogger. Why? Just because it is enough for me and I don’t see a reason to change service.

p.s. About LJ – it’s ugly. I hate this spoiled hosting as well as I hate USSR.

108. Some call me Green others say Sir - February 28, 2010

I have used wordpress and blogspot for two months now. I use the free versions on both.

I fine blogspot easy to use compare to wordpress. I know it will take time on my be half to learn how to work the bells and whistle of wordpress. Then at that time I may say wordpress is easy to use.

I fine wordpress appears nicer looking then blogspot.

I like the profile section on blogspot a lot. I like to see wordpress offer this sooner then later. I know it might cost them more money to hire staff for this and they lave a whole lot less income then blogspot/google has taken in.

Some problems I have had on blogspot and still do. How come page elements on blogger are hard to move around? They did not offer categories or pages when I started using them.

I fine wordpress more community base which I like. compared to blogspot who is owned by google is to big and growing ever so to trust any longer as a busy.

What I mean is every company and that gets listed on the stock exchange becomes more concern with the share holders and nor the core business that they had started out as. I understand why it is and choose to avoid it when I can such as now.

Like ebay and craigslist I prefer craigslist since they appear to be more community. Ben & Jerrys and Whole foods once in a time were as well.

I am not against big companies I use the services of many. But I like the feeling that I get from community base compare to suit and tie over the relax and be concern about the person next to you instead of lets buy up all we can and then format it to appear as were are with only keeping the old business name.

NY Times has done on many community newspapers that they bought in the past and change the theme almost all national news and very little knowledge if any of community feeling. That what I like about bloggers to mention in content what the big media companies edit out.

Feel free to edit any grammer since I never learned to write, read properly. I went to a public school also called a government school. You know what I mean. They dum you down. Heavy you ever wonder why that is down to the masses.

Remember what Karl Marx said. The goal in capitalism is not to be a productive worker (they’re the ones being exploited). You want to be one of the unproductive capitalists. Sad but true… the easy hours and lack of stress is better for you though. Gotta put your health first. I’m pretty sure I can grow accustomed to financial comforts of the petty bourgeoisie.

If you love your kids give them a home school or private school education. I wish I had but then again my parents were never offered either. Nor did the realize to after their kids grew up that the schools they attend are not the say that format in teaching as we and todays students are offered.

I learned the hard way from working full time to attend college part time in the evenings. Then join the army to get my mind set even more, traveling abroad after to live in a small community for months and travel to many corners of the country and other countries to have my mind set open to explore life. All that time reading what many of the elite read and watch. Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CSPAN and many books every year about history, government and business.

All this has helped me come to mind set better then what I had learned from any school.

Okay let me end here I got carried away you think? I needed to end here and get back to read stock charts for my bearish trades aka short trades next week. Yes google has been one on my watch list.

I do not know if any of this will get posted but it was a time and place I had to try and write my outrage. Since the weather has cause me not to get to the gym and throw around some weights.

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110. Cialis - April 3, 2010

according to me wordpress is better then any other blog out there. also it is very user friendly so most of webmaster prefer it. it is the best.

111. cenk - April 7, 2010

in my opinion blogspot is better…though it is not customizable as wp …but it is more seo friendly…

112. melissa - April 8, 2010

i love wordpress and its simplicity!

113. Marcia - April 11, 2010

I have a blogspot account, but I have friends who have live journal and wordpress. Is there any tool I can use to follow their blogs on different sites, or are they all completely separate?

Kim Curry - May 21, 2011

I use RSS feeds on my iGoogle pages.

114. test - April 13, 2010

I have a tumblr account but I’m considering going to WordPress. My readers have to register for a tumblr account in order to comment and that just seems too much of a bother.
Which would be easier for commenting – wordpress or blogger?

115. Mar - April 18, 2010

Having used all three, extensively self-hosted, wordpress wins — especially after Blogger moved to cut away ftp-publishing.

Blogger is fine, but customising can be quite painful at times. Livejournal, it just feels heavy and cluttered a little. WordPress’s functional dashboard + thousands of useful plugins, is a winner.

BUT if you’re on the free version of wordpress.com hosted blog, then it’s all a level playing field, though I’d still give WordPress the nudge due to its good-handling/editing of categories and tags.

116. ivan - April 23, 2010

what about Blogger.com? I know you didnt state anything on this site but I am new to blogging and is looking for just free blogging sites to use as a real estate agent. Thank you in advance to all who reply.

117. myjewski - May 2, 2010

Thanksss! I am starting my own blogging experience now – and looking for helpful suggestions ;)

118. Ant - May 24, 2010

Livejournal looks oboslete for me, with bad design and markup (that does not matter for common people, but for geeks like me it’s important).

LJ has major usability issues, like threaded comments on separate pages (duh!), and all comments are separated to pages too, which is annoying.

WordPress has better html in posts, like using paragraphs instead of line-breaks, so it easier to style them.

119. phoxis - June 7, 2010

Another thing I missed was the ability to post through email. Blogger.com offers a helpful feature, where you have a unique email address for each post, and then, you just need to email your uploads. WordPress sadly doesn’t have this… maybe later it will.

Now wordpress.com supports post by email: http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/
i am with wordpress

120. home and family - July 11, 2010

Hai dude , Why dont u put facebook badge on your blog? Because I want to add your fan page. Thank you Regards Admin

121. Danny Tammer - July 16, 2010

Hello, thanks for the info!

122. alexwent - July 19, 2010

The biggest problem with WordPress Blogging (as opposed, let’s be clear, to WordPress) is that the CSS is not able to be customized without paying. Someone else has mentioned this above, and they’re quite right. If WP were to introduce this one feature I would switch, but at the moment Google Blogger does everything I want – it’s now much more sophisticated than it was.

123. Inspector lobo - July 27, 2010

Chal bata who is better, Ponting ya Sachin?

124. f.v - August 16, 2010

I like the fact that you can make entries PRIVATE on Live Journal. You can choose which entries you want viewable to the Public/Friends Only, etc. I dunno…it’s something that I look for. …I don’t think BlogSpot has that feature, or does it? I’ve been using blogspot for 2 months now and I’m not feelin it at all :/

125. Tom - August 20, 2010

Both are good :)
But if I have some money, WP is my choice.

126. chandler realtor - August 25, 2010

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127. emoterangfilipina - September 18, 2010

Hey there! nice comparison. that was really helpful to me because I was thinking of transferring to another blog site. What I don’t like with wordpress is that a free user can’t edit the CSS. :( but still, based on my gathered knowledge from detailed comparisons, like the one you did, it made me stay here in wordpress. YAY!
btw, can i ask you something? is there a way that i can use the tags i had put on the pictures on my posts? his there a way that i can access them all at the same time?

128. Ngo - September 26, 2010


Good post. I like it.

Pls keep posting.


129. Carlos Manrique - September 26, 2010

Good lay out and great comparison between blogger and Word press. Thanks

Carlos: http://www.howtogetinspired.com

130. Telefony - October 6, 2010

Hey dude, Steve here… Keep ‘em coming… you are doing a great job with this blog, inspiring many newbies like me… can’t tell you how much I appreciate all you do! – Steve

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133. politricky - December 18, 2010

nice comparison. cheers

134. Peikhim - December 26, 2010

Hi. This post is really helpful and thank you so much for the continuous discussion! :)
I’ve been really confusing whether to choose wordpress or blogger as my new blogging sites as I’ve just recently moved from Windows Live Space to wordpress.
I am thinking of moving to Blogger since my blog was being deactivated this morning for I don’t know what’s the real reason and that made me feel so upset :( Did you guys experience this?

I’m still new here and all my contents are going to vanish in just one month? Oh no. I contacted the stuffs anyway, hope they reply me asap!

I once considered Blogger but I kind of dislike it. I don’t know why but I just dislike it.
Wordpress is very well-organized, systematic and cool. Yes, I love it but the incident that happened to me was just a little bit suprising :( So I just might reconsider again whether to move or not.

Anyway, now I got some idea on blogger and wordpress based on what you guys have said. Thanks again.
Have a nice day. Happy new year in advance, all! <3

Good day! :)

dorothy - June 2, 2011

They disabled your wordpress blog,without telling you,or asking you,or saying why? wow,that is a deal-breaker!Sheeesh. Hey,you can dislike Blogger,cause it looks”cheap or common,or junky,”but if “so-cool”wordpress disables yer blog,and dumps yer stuff,who the heck needs that?

First rule of blogging is;no one dumps yer blog,and if they do,they are THE ENEMY.They cannot be relied upon,as a stable blogger.

135. swamp - December 28, 2010

Wow, actually I have the same experience as you, only that before using blogspot, I used multiply first. That didn’t last long, though.
Since 2007 I’ve found that wp is still the best (easy, quick, customizable) even though right now I’m also blogging in LJ and tumblr.

136. Scoala de soferi - January 12, 2011

Thanks for this very helpful comparison!

One issue you didn’t mention is importing blog posts or an entire blog. It’s a snap to import an entire blog into WordPress – I did it last year. OTOH there’s no such concept in Blogger.

I moved my blog from blogger to wordpress because I like the interface better and it has more of the features I want and use. Its comment spam protection rocks, by the way.

Until blogger makes it poss to import content, I guess I won’t move back to blogger.com. Although I might want to some day, especially if wordpress.com doesn’t ever let us use statcounter or a similar third party stat/tracking technology.

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139. Costa Rica - January 27, 2011

Based on the comments, blogger seams to be a good place to start, but once you get series wordpress is the obvious choice. Am I right? Is it easy to switch over to wordpress from blogger?

140. Meri Greis - January 28, 2011

How about posterous? anyone mind comparing?

141. t_virus - March 12, 2011

About blogger: I assure that now it has the pages feature and you can add “labels” to your post (which work similarly as categories)
One con of wordpress.com – they don’t allow plugins here (which is something i loved on self-hosted wordpress blog)

142. wordpress development - March 21, 2011

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144. Coolsomtastic - April 14, 2011

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145. gyan - April 18, 2011

I think blogger as a platform is much simpler and perfect small/large scale blogging.
Few of the critical differences are listed here – http://www.gyandope.co.cc/2011/02/comparison-between-wordpress-and.html

146. アルカ - April 19, 2011

I started blogging wiz wordpress cause it’s integrated wiz my device.

147. imaginethespirit - May 10, 2011

wordpress is the best than others

148. Jorge257 - May 27, 2011

it’s amazing that still in the year 2011 im able to read this post. (even when it’s 3 years old). I liked it. Have to check and be aware of updates to these blogging systems. Thanks.

149. dorothy - June 2, 2011

Ok,here’s a big question:”who gets the most readers,of all the blogs?Wordpress?Blogger?or Blogspot?Or whoelse?that is free?” Who gets the most reading web traffic?

150. Pratik Umrania - June 20, 2011

This was a very helpful article. I too will rethink about my blogger blog to shift into wordpress and have a look of it.

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152. information services - July 5, 2011

WordPress, Blogger (blogspot) and LiveJournal are all blog-services that are free.An d i think blogger is best

153. Razibul Hassan - July 13, 2011

I would place wordpress ahead of blogger because of the category style. WordPress comes with slick design, great editor and easy navigation. In regards to the statistics part, blogger is ahead of wordpress. I’m not complaining about the stats wordpres produces, it’s pretty intuitive and useful; yet blogger has the Google Analytics integration that places it in summit.

154. Razibul Hassan - July 26, 2011

This is indeed a controversial issue and people still argue about it. In my opinion, if someone wants to open a blog and gets confused which one to use, s/he should look for “Which blog service best suite his/her needs and expectations?” rather than looking for “Which blog is best WordPress / Live Journal or Blogspot?”

Thank you very much for a comprehensive discussion that would definitely help people to choose the blog platform he/she is looking for.

155. Gregg - August 20, 2011

The thing i didn’t like about wordpress initially was the install, but lately I have been using the automatic install when you first set it up with your domain. http://www.usavedomains.com/wordpress-hosting.php

156. Heather - August 23, 2011

Wow, this sounds almost like what I’d written after virtually the same situation… I started on Blogger and got frustrated after spending sooo much time trying to customize the template – a handy feature but annoying that it is the ONLY way to add certain functions. Then I made the move to WordPress and wrote a similar comparison (only I’ve never been on LiveJournal). Perhaps that’s something that Blogger to WordPress migrators typically do? =)

157. Huma Sattar - August 30, 2011

WordPress( dot com) is handsdown more sophisticated, more organized but the thing I ABHOR is that there are too many restrictions. Cannot add external widgets, cannot add widgets with javascripts, cannot use and several other html codes.. Just today I was trying to add a widget on my blog but to no avail. It is plain annoying.

158. Cavuafrx - September 23, 2011

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159. Get Educated - September 24, 2011

i am using blogger for 1 year and i found it more useful than wordpress

160. Btr - October 1, 2011

I have my site created on WordPress. Blog option i am using for seo in terms of apartments in Minsk for rent. Well, this is my first website and i dont think i was wrong when decided to choose WP!

161. nicholasscott9999 - October 4, 2011

WordPress, Blogger and LiveJournal are all blog-services that are free, allow users to input text, and are community driven and thus have privacy features . Having used all three blog-services, I must say that out of WordPress, Blogger and LiveJournal, WordPress is best suited for my needs. Now I know I’m saying this ‘in’ WordPress, and so it looks like I’m sucking up, but actually I’ve found that WordPress, primarily because of it’s categories is more user-friendly for writing.

162. Anonymous - October 5, 2011

Common guys it’s 2011 now
look: http://pctionary.blogspot.com/

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164. VTP - October 12, 2011

Truly convinced that wordpress is is far better than the rest when it comes to blogging.

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171. Cindy Tucker - January 17, 2012

Thanks so much for your help! Can you get a lot of reading traffic on WordPress?

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I like the stats feature of WordPress. but I doubt just because it is hosted in blogger or wordpress you would get better stats. It will always be content and timeliness (what is trending) that affects hits.

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175. zaccshegzy - July 15, 2012

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178. Aimy Wilson - August 21, 2012

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179. abhaybajaj - September 7, 2012

I find wordpress to be the best. I currently use Blogger for my site http://www.boundbytech.com/ but would like to migrate to WordPress as soon as I buy hosting

180. Zumba Zumba - September 14, 2012

You are idiot @ abhaybajaj . How can you put wordpress.org a paid service with blogger a free service. Here is wp.com vs blogger not wp.org vs blogger. TIP: yake care what plugins you instal on .org… you can get hacked…. even from a template

Blogger is the best free blog builder .. the best
1). Is free 100 percent
– (not wordpres.com)
2). Is free to have costume domain( you only have to pay the domain)
– (wordpress.com take 13 dolars for maping on every year)
3). You get all the money from ads
– (sites like webbly take 50 from your adsense money)
– (you cant run ads on wp.com not even if you pay…. they have a program where they run ads and pay some money but you will not know if they dont cheat you and even if they dont cheat you they take from your money)
4). you can be unique, to edit your template ( for wp you must pay alote to do it).
5). now blogger is more SEO friendly you can add description from the editor for every post so are unique, also for images…. some said this days description and keyword dont mater so much

So……. You wanna be a slave to work weeks and months for your blog but to not have the right to win money when wp run ads on you blog and they make money then go be the wp stupid
You wanna make money and to have respect and you work to be paid …use blogger.

181. Zumba Zumba - September 15, 2012

And i will use blog.com not wordpress.com. Blog.com is a wordpress.com clone but they did not deletd the option to run ads and remove ads for 30 dolar. Now on wordpress.com you only remove the ads you can not run ads for this 30 dolar upgrade. I better buy hosting and go with wp.org or joomla then wp.com becuase is cheaper and you have no limits cuz even if you pay on wordpress.com 99 dolar bundle thing you have limitation.

Ya wp.com have category and keywords but blogger have alote more other things for free that kill wp.com.

No sir i will not make a site they to win money and me not working 100s of hours on my blog……. i better make a blog from ) using no site / blog builder.

Thank you google thank yuo blogger cuz you gives this chance and you dont want nothing back. thank you

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185. Michell - January 29, 2013

Blogger is far better than WordPress now. I run several sites, one on Blogger and the others on WP. Almost ALL the sites on WP have editing problems, photo uploading problems, technical issues etc. The one on Blogger has had no problems at all.

Consequently, I’m in the process of moving all my WP blogs to Blogger. As, not only is it FREE compared to the self-hosting payments I’m having to pay every month with WP, but Blogger also works when WordPress doesn’t.

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187. Anne - February 22, 2013

Could you please do an update on this review? Because after 5 years, i’m sure the three blog sites has beefed up their game..

NAyK - March 27, 2013

Yes! It’s on my to-do-list. (when is uncertain, though). :) Thanks for your comment.

188. Zumba Zumba - February 27, 2013

to build a blog, blogger have all what you need. Sure blogger dont have category and this is the only 1 thing what wp.com have better then blogger but blogger have alote more things that wp dont have.

People are using w.orgp because they say… i can use many plugins but the question is … how many you are using ? …. most from you not so many. Wp is good for blogs ONLY and only for blogs. If you want to make a comunity / social site then forget wordpress. Things like Joomla and Drupal are better and you can do more things like wp but this things are not so easy to use like wp. Wp is good to build a blog when you dont have 2 much programing skills. … and if your blog is basic with not many craps then why not to use blogger.

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190. Francisco Javier San Martín de la Cal - November 11, 2013

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191. Yuvraj - December 14, 2013

Blogger & WordPress both are good. It depends how we are going to use them.

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