THE WORDPRESS/BLOGGER WARS
Now, before you read any further, don’t misunderstand this—I really don’t begrudge people who use Blogger, or think they’re horrible people who should be jailed for using said platform. I guess I just don’t see why someone would use Blogger when I find WordPress…well…prettier and easier to use. That’s what this post is about. It’s not a hate-fest, so don’t worry. 🙂
I do follow and like a couple Blogger-blogs (That sounds weird.) like this one…But I would like to know…is anybody Blogger-prejudice? 🙂
The pettiest things can set people off. Now, we all know about racism; judging another person by their race or the color of their skin. But how about other forms of prejudice—Southerners vs. Northerners? Yale vs. Harvard? How about rich vs. poor, or dreads vs. braids? Even sports teams? (Seriously?!)
The list goes on. Vegetarian, non vegetarian? Do you like Austen or Brontë? Historical fiction, contemporary romance? Do you write or draw? Keyboard, or paper and pen? Paper or plastic, or canvas or hemp, or whatever those eco-guilty bags are made of? (Plastic? Earth-hater!!!)
Like I said before, Blogger doesn’t completely turn me off—let me rephrase that: It doesn’t completely turn me off your blog. (It does turn me off as a platform I wouldn’t use, though.) I find that—for myself—there’s a lot more creative potential in WordPress than in Blogger, and myself being a diehard creative, I like that about it. WordPress gives you the ability to not only write posts, but pages. PAGES!!! Oh my, how exciting! It’s just like a website!
There are some more reasons to use it…For instance, an article by “Professor Beej” points out that the built-in stats as well as the commenting easiness of WordPress (any WordPress’ers ever tried commenting on Blogger?) make it a superior platform.
If I may use a pop-culture reference—WordPress is simply the Big W.
So once again, I must clarify myself—I am NOT JUDGING YOU if you use Blogger. This whole discussion is about preference, not right and wrong. And further clarification: WordPress did NOT pay me to write this article. I’m just sharing something that I like to think about.
So…the Googlite Blogger, or the Big W? What has been your experience with them, and which do you prefer?
P.S. If anybody’s tried both WordPress and Blogger, and has found Blogger more choice-worthy, please, feel free to drop in your own two cents!!!
P.S.2. – Blogger logo from http://www.iconspedia.com/icon/blogger-logo-4346.html 🙂 Thanks!
Okay, that’s it. Seriously.