Which do you prefer – wordpress or blogspot or blogger?

What are the pros/cons of your preferred blog?

We currently use the free wordpress.com blog and are almost out of space – eek! Mom doesn’t know if she should switch to wordpress.org, blogspot, blogger, self-hosting, maybe writing from space?

Some of the thingsΒ we like about wordpress:

  • The “reader”: Being able to skim the blogs we follow and click like or comment right from the reader.
    • Does blogspot have something comparable?
      • If so, does it allow you to follow wordpress blogs as well?
  • In the reader, if someone is on wordpress, we can see their whole post. If they’re on blogspot, we have to go to their actual blog to read it.
  • We can type out email addresses (noodle4president@gmail.com) whereas we see bloggers on blogspot having to type noodle4president at gmail dot com (why?)
  • My whole blog is on here.
    • Can it be transferred?
      • If so, can someone guide Mom if we choose to move?
  • We can see “stats” for the blog.
  • It’s user-friendly.

Thanks in advance!


About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

89 responses »

  1. nordhuesn says:

    We are sorry to not be able to help. Mom doesn’t blog….she just reads several. If you do move, please let us know so we can continue to follow your crazy, loving life!!!

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  2. I love WordPress and prefer it (easy to use, lots of options without having to know computer-ese, stats, etc.). I think you can ‘buy’ more space from them which would make it easier than starting from a new platform and trying to move your site. Good luck with whichever decision you make!

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  3. we decided to stay at wp, there are too much things I don’t like when I use google’s blogspot…. if we can, we will go pro with wordpress. I’ve heard that they help you with blog-moving and you will not lose your readers…

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  4. I have a blog on each. My cat blog is on Blogger. I find Blogger to be much more user-friendly than WordPress. Maybe I am just used to it more. Dakota’s blog is on WordPress. I can follow people on both formats. I just have a MUCH harder time adding widgets and all with wordpress. Feel free to email me if you have any questions I can help with! My email is cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com.

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  5. Frankie and Ernie says:

    WE only have Blogger… and have always liked it… UP UNTIL THE RECENT CHANGES they made… they made it look UGLY…

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  6. Piglove says:

    Personally I love wordpress. It’s easy for me to oink around. Can you upgrade your account to get more space? XOXO – Bacon

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  7. Princess Leah xxx says:

    Dear Noodle I would luffs to be able to give you advice only…well…to be pawfectly honest I am amazed that I haf a blog at all, see it took Mum 3 months to set it up and she still has no idea how she did it!!!!
    See what I’m up against *sigh*
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  8. colinandray says:

    I cannot offer a comparative opinion because I have only used WP however, the only (literally) complaint I have with WP are the questionable stats. I am using the free “model’ and love what can be done with it…. especially as reader appeal generally dictates some level of visual simplicity. As/when I am up to capacity with data, my first choice will be to look at the cost to simply increase my allocation.

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  9. Mrs P says:

    I’m following this feed avidly, I love WP and would choose to stay here, when my space is up I’d definitely look into upgrading on this site but I’m open to everyone’s suggestions in your comments x

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  10. I find I don’t visit the Blogger blogs as much as the WordPress ones, because I don’t get notifications if someone responds to my comments there (I know I can get emails, but tI get too many if I sign up to follow a popular thread and it isn’t worth it).

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  11. I like Blogger more, but WordPress is nice too!

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  12. Mags says:

    We have had blogs on Blogger and WordPress. We have tried Blogger several times and every time ended back up on WordPress. We are now on the premium WordPress which is $99.00 a year. We had so many issues with Blogger that we have decided to stay with WordPress and to us it is worth the yearly fee. It is so much easier for us to follow and comment on WordPress blogs. We know you can export your blog from Blogger to WordPress and you can also export your blog from Wordress. We are not sure but we think Blogger has a limit too before you have to purchase more space. Hope this has been of some help to you. Hugs

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  13. Sableyes says:

    Self hosted WordPress all the way for me but that’s because I am control freak. 😊

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  14. Amy says:

    You are using the free WordPress.org right now. If you switch to the $99 per year WordPress.com that I use, all your current blogs, media files, etc. automatically goes with you. I personally love wordpress. I got an email that they also have a wordpress.blog platform available now, which is really cool. Why don’t you google that? Oh, and I have the same trouble following Blogger sites and comment replies.

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  15. I prefer the control and flexibility of WP to blogger, but it’s definitely a personal preference. As for the email address, people will write (email at gmail.com) to prevent spambots from scraping the email address.

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  16. We’re on blogger cuz mom is lazy.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  17. Sully says:

    I have no preference. I really just wanted to say thank you for the Christmas card. I smelled it up really good and got nose prints all over it.

    Aroo to you,

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  18. WordPress is my choice. I like to be able to like and follow anipals. BlogSpot doesn’t let me follow.


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  19. Charlie says:

    Crikey ….. who knew you ran out of space. Now Mum’s worried. We are on blogspot. Only because we didn’t know anything else existed but Mum’s used to it and couldn’t change even if she wanted to. She found it hard enough setting this one up. She’s not very bright. We don’t have any trouble following wordpress blogs.

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  20. We use blogger, but we are all paws, so not much help. She’s not much better BOL!
    Braeden, Seth and Riley

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  21. Deziz World says:

    You will regret a move to blogger. As fur reading all of a post in a reader, dat’s somethin’ each blogger has control over themselves. there are lots of great readers out there. We and a lot of bloggers use feedly.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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  22. corkscot says:

    I like wordpress better. I don’t always have an easy rime getting posts on blogsville. There are times that I just want to like something and bot write a response.

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  23. Nylabluesmum says:

    LadyMum an mee mee-yowed about blog sites an wee LUV Werdpress thee best!!! Blogger was not furendlee an BlogSpot wood not let LadyMum sign uppy……
    So WP it iss fur us!
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry Penry~~~

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  24. fredrieka says:

    WordPress although Momwithoutpaws has a difficult time with the wigits

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  25. gahlearner says:

    I too prefer wordpress. Are you out of space for pictures? I’m not even sure text is limited… You could make a ‘Noodle Archive’ — you can have more than one free WP site, after all–and move old posts there, link to it from the active blog. A lot of work is all it costs. Another option for images is to use a free image hosting site like photobucket. It’s easy to upload photos there and link them to your blog–but it is not as comfortable as just using the image feature of wordpress. I edit most of my posts in html view anyway, so for me using the pictures actual links instead on clicking on them is fairly easy, but if you’re not comfortable with that, it take a bit getting used to.

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  26. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mistur Gord ALL WAYSS checkss thee names as hee knows mee getss mail….Mee meeted Mistur Gord this Summer an hee said mee was a hansum fell-oh…. an frum that point hee makes sure mee getss mee mail….
    An hee wundered if you were a Kat or a Doggie, mew mew mew……

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    • I wish our mail person was that nice. Sometimes, they have a package for us that needs a signature, and they pretend we’re not home so they don’t have to pull all the way up our drive. Dad complained about it on Monday at the post office. *ear licks*

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Well how ruuuuude iss THAT Noodle mee Moodle???
        Thee parcel fell-oh Mistur Mikey iss like that here. Hee doess not even buzz thee apartment; hee ritess out thee ticket an sticks it inn mailbox. So peepull HAVE TO go pick fingss uppy! LadyMum chewed him out inn thee Spring an hee was better an now hee iss back to beein lazy……
        An hee KNOWSS LadyMum has trubbull with walking as hee had hip surgery last Winter…..hee iss THAT meen!!! 😦

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  28. Except for the inability to use plug ins on WordPress.com (the implications of which which I failed to understand at the time), my extensive research before I began 5 years ago, led to WordPress as THE choice at the time.

    How about a second WordPress blog – like NoodleToo – with a link from #1 to facilitate a gradual migration? Is that possible? I know you can have more than one WordPress blog, but I’m not sure if the limits remain the same or if you get to start again.

    I can say that I don’t follow many non-WordPress blogs personally, because I have to jump through more hoops to comment, I can’t “like” easily, etc. (and I don’t get notifications except by email – and I already get waaay too much of that). So although your readers will be ABLE to follow you wherever you go, you might find that it could take a while to get them in the habit of doing it (and you might lose a few).

    I also run across waaaay too many ads that freeze my browser on other domains, whatever that says about format. btw- How much notice did you get about the need to do something about limits? How did you find out?

    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  29. Anto says:

    WordPress is and will always be the best! πŸ˜ƒ WordPress is Love ❀

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  30. KDKH says:

    WordPress all the way.

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  31. Charlene Bullard - FaithtoRaiseNate.com says:

    WordPress! I’m not a developer, but I love the many different themes and pluggins!

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  32. I have had a blogger, but it’s seem like it lacks serious writers. While I know not many of us are going to end up on gmm or anything, but I like the recipes and pet blogs.-Kylo-Ren and Padfootblack mom

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  33. Just buy a personal plan. It’s not that expensive and it ups your space. I have one for two of my websites. Worth every penny.

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  34. wordpress till I die.

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