Here are 5 reasons to choose Blogger over a self hosted Wordpress
- No Distractions - Wordpress has thousnads of plugins which turn it from a mere blogging platform into a full blown CMS. Sure this is great for a vareity of blogs, but if all you want to do is churn out content, blogger eliminates these "distractions" by offering no plugins.
- Reliability - I host my Wordpress blogs on whats meant to be a fail-sage grid system. But even this expensive hosting goes down for matience. Blogger on the other hand rarely goes down (can you remember when you couldn't access your Blogger blog)
- Zero Learning Curve - Sure Wordpress is super simple, but its still got a lot of options. The more options a product has, the more there is to find out about - ie learn!
- Easy to Monetize - The newish Google Adsense integration is easy and built in. You can quickly switch on ads that match your blogs design.
- Security - This ones a biggy. See Wordpress can at times contain security flaws. Sure Wordpress puts out regular security fixes for these issues, but if you're lazy like me, you can end up getting burned.
I still love Wordpress (its rated as my number 1 online app) - and I still use it everyday for idezy and Tweetgain but its always a good idea to look at all the options available. Remember choose the right software not just based on the type of blogger you are - but the type of content you are creating.