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Old 10-04-2013, 02:48 PM
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If you're serious about blogging, especially for income, it's important to use a self-hosted system such as wordpress. Don't worry it's not hard at all, in fact many hosting companies will even load Wordpress for you on your domain so that you can be up and running fast.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:29 AM
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Blogger itself offers no additional paid add-ons. If I'm wrong, please tell me what they are
They offer a (very expensive!) domain-name registration service.

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What I was talking about was not hosting, it was using your domain name. You can use your own personal domain name on Blogger for free, but Wordpress charges you to use a personal domain name. For example, if I had dsaldridge.com, I could use that on Blogger for free, but Wordpress.com would charge me to use anything other than dsaldridge.wordpress.com.
I know. I agree with all of this, of course, but it doesn't actually detract in any way from the validity and relevance of my comments above. I was simply correcting a large amount of mistaken information in Rikki's post above mine.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:10 AM
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I personally prefer Blogger if you are creating a blog that you don't want to put money into initially. Wordpress charges you for a lot of extra things.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:53 PM
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Default I love wordpress

I use wordpress for my blog and it is better than blogger in my opinion. I have used blogger in the past but I think wordpress is slightly more professional looking and you don't have to spend money if you don't want to for a good theme.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:57 AM
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I use wordpress for my blog and it is better than blogger in my opinion. I have used blogger in the past but I think wordpress is slightly more professional looking and you don't have to spend money if you don't want to for a good theme.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:54 PM
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Smile Always a huge fan of self-hosted WP blogs

I can't see any downside to hosting your own on your own domain name.

There sure are a lot of benefits:
  • Complete control of the site
  • Easier to monetize with affiliate products
  • More credible if you're writing an educational blog
  • You own the Monopoly space - haha - (I get to be the shoe!)
  • If you ever hope to sell the site, that's a possibility
  • You gain valuable experience learning to work with WordPress (many clients will pay you to build simple sites and fill them with great content)

But I can't really think of any benefits to going with free WP or blogspot - except not having to buy your domain or a hosting plan.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:15 PM
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Wordpress all the way. I have used both, and while Blogger is good when you're brand new to blogging, it is very limited. I use self-hosted and free versions of Wordpress (I have 5 blogs right now) and love it. While it does have a learning curve, once you get a hang of it, it is just so much better.

Of the dozens of blogs I have had over the years, Blogger is the only host that actually deleted something they thought was spammy. With no warning. And I put A LOT of work into it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:41 AM
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You can do both I do polyvore and it allows me to post to blogger, and tumblr at the same time.
I am going to add a word press blog to it to. You can also repost to pinterest.
Polvore is like pinterest but for products.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:20 AM
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You can do both I do polyvore and it allows me to post to blogger, and tumblr at the same time.
I am going to add a word press blog to it to. You can also repost to pinterest.
Polvore is like pinterest but for products.
Be careful about posting too much duplicate content. Google has been known to sandbox people for that.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:26 AM
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I guess my problem is that people are implying that you aren't a serious blogger if you don't use Wordpress and have your own domain and hosting. Maybe you're just a serious blogger who is broke, or trying something out for a year to see if it works before you commit. It makes me angry to see fellow bloggers calling those who don't do it their way "unprofessional" and accusing them of not being serious. It's not professional to do that either! I have tried to live by the rule that I give people the best information I can without being judgmental and let them make their own choices. For us to be putting each other down isn't constructive, and it makes me wonder what kind of business some of these people who put others down actually run. Sort of a "my way or the highway," business plan, I would think from what I read. Black and white -- "I'm right, you're wrong, and that makes you stupid." I certainly wouldn't want to work for someone like that, would you?
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