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Was having time debate with several of the participants here in my workshop on which blogging platform has better usability and functionality. Of course, I was pushing for because of two things — scale and upgradability. However, others are saying Blogger is better. I haven’t used Blogger in like 4 years now and yes I know that it has improved since then. What do you think?

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

59 Responses

  1. Avatar for NST NST says:

    It’s now 2019 and I think wordpress is better that blogger. However, I can’t still leave my blogger site.

  2. Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform
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    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

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  5. Avatar for b. rahi koh b. rahi koh says:

    been using blogger ever-since due to two main reasons: 1.) i’m a big google fan, and 2.) i tried to monetize my blogs.

    but honestly, for me blogger is very technical and the way i saw it here, it seems that WP is such.

    right here and then, i gotta create my WP to check what i’ve been missing!

  6. Avatar for Turbo Slice Turbo Slice says:

    Google’s servers are strong enough to handle demanding loads, that’s why I’ve chosen Blogger.

    I have to agree that WordPress is great, but if you lack the technical expertise to deal with the complicated stuff, stick with Blogger.

    Also, Google Apps Mail syncs perfectly with Blogger. If you use the nameservers of your external hosting site (where you installed WordPress), instead of your Registrar’s, chances are Google Apps Mail won’t work because you need to use the name servers of your registrar’s. If you use Blogger, on the other hand, you won’t need to change the name servers, meaning you can both run Google Apps mail and Blogger at the same time.

    check out to see what I mean.

    And who said that Blogger themes are inferior to those of WordPress’s? Look at my blog and see for yourself what a little bit of tinkering can do to your interface.

  7. Я бы еще кое-что добавил, но по сути сказано практически все.

  8. Avatar for kirby kirby says:

    I use coz it sounds better.

  9. Прикольно!:) Но есть и минус небольшой! У меня скорость интернета 56 кб в секунду. Страница грузилась около 20 секунд.

  10. Avatar for janey_bei janey_bei says:

    i go for wordpress…i started with blogspot though, but moved in to wordpress. i maintain 3 blogs in WP, i love the dashboard specially now that they improved it.

  11. WordPress for me. :-)

  12. Avatar for SEO j0ny SEO j0ny says:

    yeah unfortunately, you’re kind of blocked in with blogspot, and you can do about anything to and with wordpress these days on your own server. It’s really come up as a pretty good CMS tool now. But in old blogs, I’ve played with similar link structures and content, and the Blogger pages have always tended to get indexed faster and ranked better… really depends what you want to do with it…

  13. Off course WordPress is the best as i have also used wordpress in my personal blog, take a look,

    well your blog is nice and very infomative.

  14. Avatar for rara rara says:

    im using blogger now but of the two, WordPress is much better, hay ang gulo.

  15. Avatar for Chell Chell says:

    It’s wordpress for me. I created a new blog in blogger (cause I can use adsense) for our business, still, I wasn’t very thrilled with the experience. I find it less user-friendly than

  16. Avatar for erjan erjan says:

    For me, Blogger is better than Since in Blogger you can make your own template, not like that you still need to pay to access it’s CSS/Theme Editor.

  17. I’m a Blogger person myself. I haven’t tried WordPress but seen lots of WordPress sites.

    I just love Blogger and Google for me is so good, even if it is a 800lb Gorilla.

    It work so well and looks good. It takes no time at all to get it up and running, indexed and analyzed by analytics (about an 45 mins for the whole thing from scratch start – that’s just so comfortable).

    I’ve got two sites. The other is

    The second is exposing my soul to the world – every word is true.


  18. Avatar for Shannon Shannon says:

    Check this one, it will help you!

  19. Avatar for Dino Dino says:

    So it’s all about monetizing. It’s if you want adsense. It’s if you want nicer dashboard.

  20. Blogger favors the majority. I think it would be better if bloggers, especially new ones and those who have little knowledge in tweaking their templates, would focus more in their content rather than technicalities of the blog itself.

    Love the versatility of blogger. I’ve tried to give wordpress a shot at least a couple of times but I got turned off because of the limitations of wordpress hosted blogs. I’ve also monetized my blog probably more than any other wordpress blog out there so I don’t think wordpress is better at monetizing.

  21. Avatar for ernesto ernesto says:

    I love blogger that’s all

  22. Avatar for jepoy jepoy says:

    @john cuneta – agree. I’m still using html-based templates on blogger and still have no idea on how i would convert my templates to XML :))

  23. Avatar for benj benj says:

    I hate the way blogspot sounds, so I went for WordPress before buying my own domain.

  24. Avatar for Em Dy Em Dy says:

    I find that blogger is best for newbies and those who are not computer savvy. WordPress is more difficult to use but with better templates. I prefer user-friendliness over beauty anytime.

  25. Avatar for julia julia says:

    as they say you can do “almost” anything with your blogger blog except for the commenting system, bu now my blog
    is integrated with haloscan
    so i dont have to worry anything

  26. Avatar for Goe D Goe D says:

    If I am going to choose between the two – I’ll choose Blogger b/c of big “G” is on my back :). I have one blog off Blogger and nothing on WordPress.Com. But, this is the thing – I stopped using Blogger when I got my own blog (hosted) using WP in 2006. My experienced in Blogger is all positive so, I go with Blogger.

  27. Avatar for Luis Cruz Luis Cruz says:

    Simply because of the way it handles comments, Blogger loses out to WP.

    In terms of functionality and scalability, WP again beats Blogger.

    I’d say they’re even in terms of ease of use with the slight edge probably going to Blogger.

    When it comes to SEO and monetization, Blogger might have an edge – it is, after all, owned by Google.

    Lastly, and most importantly, if you ask me what I prefer, I’d say WordPress. That’s what I use, and I doubt I’ll switch to another platform.

  28. Avatar for normanski normanski says:

    wordpress! what’s the other choice again?

  29. Avatar for Macnerdzcare Macnerdzcare says:

    mas ok wordpress kasi pwede install sa paid hosting

  30. wordpress – advance users
    blogger – beginner

    – I disagree. Check out how many blogger/blogspot these days are using the google-provided themes or using some other old-blogger theme out there.

    I only know a few blogger/blogspot hosted blogs that created their own theme or ported over a theme from another source. The reason is, many knows how to use HTML (and to some extent CSS) but many fails when it comes to XML.

    Blogger/blogspot is now using XML for its templates. Majority of the bloggers in the world are HTML-based (again to some extent CSS). If they see the new blogger/blogspot template system, they easily give up, especially when you submit it and it returns errors that “it is not a well-formed XML…. yadda…. yadda….” ;)

    So, I can say that blogger/blogspot is more advanced than any other FLOSS blog application out there to date.


    If you want to convert a skin from another platform to blogger/blogspot, drop me a mail ;) Let’s discuss the fees :D

    Check: (I converted from MovableType; original design by a Filipina).

    Ok lol… ’nuff haha

  31. I think many are confused with ‘wordpress’ vs ‘ – free’ vs ‘ – paid’.

    Blogger/BlogSpot vs “free” = definitely Blogger/BlogSpot

    I cannot judge on “paid” as I haven’t tried that (I’m not even sure if it exists – I’m not a wordpress fan).

    Now if the question is free-blog hosts vs self-hosted blog = hands-down self-hosted blog will win.. be it b2evolution, MovableType, or wordpress.

    In other words, FLOSS is better than proprietary. I consider blogger/blogspot as proprietary as we do not know anything about it, can not “build on (top of) it”, etc.

    Blogger is the same as Blogspot ;)

  32. Avatar for sherwin sherwin says:

    Hello! is so much more flexible because you can customize every part of the blog. I tried WP when I was starting out but I didn’t really bother since I didn’t have as much freedom as I had with Blogger.

    Hosting your own WP is another matter though. Been exploring it the past few weeks and I’m really impressed. I’m just wondering though. Why did someone say WP is better as far as raising your PR is concerned? How does that work exactly?


  33. Avatar for Tiffany Tiffany says:

    You can’t tinker with blogspot that much :|


  34. Avatar for marhgil marhgil says:

    i haven’t used just signed-up for them to get the akismet key for my hosted wordpress blog. :)

    but if I have to choose between and, i’ll choose it’s easier to monetize. mukhang pera talaga ako. LOL!

  35. Avatar for leo leo says:

    wordpress for me, handsdown!

  36. Avatar for Jim Jim says:

    versatility and user-friendliness, wordpress is still it.

  37. Avatar for Mikko Mikko says:

    Glad I read kuya Andrew’s comment. Blogger or Uhm, Blogger.

    WordPress restricts many things! Hahaha. Limited monetization.

  38. Avatar for L.A L.A says:

    Go! WordPress!

  39. Avatar for Adrian Adrian says:

    wordpress – advance users
    blogger – beginner

  40. Avatar for Allen Allen says:

    For ease of use, I like but for other purposes such as monetizing, blogger is the way to go. :D

  41. Avatar for boddah boddah says:

    I started with Blogger because it is easy to set up (good for beginners) and of course Adsense. I also believe it’s a better choice for those who can’t afford a self hosted blog.

  42. Avatar for Cesar Noel Cesar Noel says:

    I agree with Andrew and also Third Party functionalities (html/javascript codes) can easily be inserted on than in WORDPRESS.COM and of course Adsense is already integrated in the system.

  43. Avatar for Kenneth Kenneth says:

    An independent or self-hosted blog would be a lot better if they would use WordPress due to the recent plug-in(s) and theme(s) that author’s release daily while Blogger is dependent on Google (the owner), so securities and such MODs aren’t that easily made for our own personal needs unlike WordPress. Just my two cents! ;-)

  44. Avatar for Lyle, RN Lyle, RN says: is nice but is not for beginners or those who want to customize/monetize their blog.

    My blog is with Blogger and it’s running for 2 years now.

  45. Avatar for dexter dexter says:

    It is still depends on how you are going to use yur blog.

    I agree with andrew it is a choice between and blogger and I have both of them, For my personal blog I use because why will I monetize my personal blog? On my other blog i use blogger since i have freedom to monetize it and put some thees and other customization. is easy to have a higher PR than blogger

    I may say that blogspot blog is easy to be index by google.

    Soit really defend on how you will use your blog. Not all wants their blog be monetize.

    Take for example lorelle blog.

  46. Avatar for Andrew Andrew says:

    Read the title carefully guys. The choice is between Blogger and, NOT the self-hosted WordPress. Of course the self-hosted WP is a no-brainer. The main advantage of Blogger is the freedom to customize the theme, earn Adsense revenue and the scalability and reliability of Google’s servers., on the other hand, offers only a number of themes that can’t be customized, plus, inserting javascript (like for Adsense) is not allowed. My answer is, if I were flat broke, I’d choose Blogger. If I can sacrifice a few dollars per month, I’d choose WordPress.

  47. Avatar for joaquin joaquin says:

    Yo creo que para decidir cual es mejor hay que decidir primero que clase de blog queremos tener. Antes que nada, si uno desea hosting gratuito z a la vez la posibilidad de cambiar fuentes, y agregar adsense, sin dudas que el mejor es Blogger, incluso es mas facil de usar, mas intuitivo.
    Por otro lado, si no queremos agregar adsense a nuestro blog, wordpress es una buena alternativa si se busca una buena estetica. Para aquellos que quieren usar los beneficios de wordpress y agregar wordpress deberan usar con hosting pago. esta es sin dudas la mejor opcion para aquellos que desean hacer dinero con su blog y tener control total del mismo, pero usar puede ser bastante dificil para aquellos qu recien inician.
    Mi voto el momento es para Blogger por ser mas accesible y sencillo de usar, tal vez cuando termine de aprender a usar tal vez mi voto vaya para ellos. Mientras, por favor arreglen para que se pueda poner adsense!!

  48. Avatar for noelperlas noelperlas says:

    WordPress for me. I think because Blogger doesn’t allow you to install it on your own server/host. So if you want more control, WP is the way. But if you probably want a hassle free one you can go with blogger.. but then again there is hosted blogs.

  49. I first came across Blogger and had my first blog there. I discovered WordPress and hasn’t looked back.

  50. Avatar for jhay jhay says:

    I haven’t used blogger for over a year now and I’ve been more active on

    Either way, it’s still best to get your own hosting. :P

  51. Avatar for sylv3rblade sylv3rblade says:

    Of the two it’s WordPress for me. I’ve always hated how blogger handled comments, now it’s worse off. Now if only WP can be coded to handle Digg-rape out of the box, it’d be perfect.

    For all blog-platforms, I’d go with MovableType.

  52. Avatar for j4s0n j4s0n says:

    I think blogger was preferred by those who wants to monetize better (via adsense) i guess.

  53. Avatar for Bob Reyes Bob Reyes says:

    WordPress is still the best. If you want to be in control of your blog, use WordPress!

  54. My blog is hosted and powered by blogger. And it work great for me. Please visit my blog at….Thanks!

  55. WordPress was indeed great on the past few years, so it gets my vote. It was a great experience also with blogger but WordPress really have caught me.

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