If you are like me many bloggers, you set up your first Blogger Blog in a moment of frenzied excitement, sent an email to your Mom exclaiming “I HAVE A BLOG!”, and then invested a lot of time, sweat and energy into making your new corner of the internet a little slice of heaven.
And then, after a few days/months/years on Blogger you start to hear this rumbling about WordPress. You hear how “it’s so much better” and how “you have to think about switching over”…
And of course, you start to wonder…. should I?
I’ve written in the past about what I consider to be the advantages and disadvantages of moving to WordPress.
I’ve also answered some of the most frequently asked questions that people have asked me about the transition.
And now I’ve compiled a list of questions that might help you reach a decision if this is the right move for YOU and YOUR BLOG…
- Is your blog more than a hobby?
- Does your blog generate income?
- Do you aspire to have your blog earn money through ads or affiliates?
- Are you hoping that your blog will grow larger and impact a broader audience?
- Have you been feeling nervous that Blogger might shut down your blog?
If you have answered YES to any of these questions, then I think moving to WordPress might make sense for you to consider.
If you said NO to these questions, then I would recommend that you stay with Blogger – it’s a free, reliable platform that will give you more options than Typepad or WordPress.com (the freebie version of WordPress – it’s confusing, I know). For the casual, hobby blogger who wants keep up with family and friends Blogger is the perfect solution.