Blogging is such a thing, that thinking about starting a blog is easy, but when you actually start a blog, then things are different. You have to find your niche – means, you have to find your area of interest.

The next problem comes is, deciding the blogging platform, for example – Blogger, WordPress, Wix, Medium, Tumblr etc. Blogger is a nice blogging platform, and today I am going to review Blogger as a blogging platform.


What is Blogging

Before going to start, if you don’t know, let me tell you what is blogging?

Blogging is like writing a diary and sharing your views on the topic you are interested in. And your website where you publish your written articles is called Blog.


What is Blogger

Blogger is a blogging platform governed by Google. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which Google bought in 2003.

Blogger was first launched on 23 August 1999, by Pyra Labs
Now the owner of Blogger is Google.

Blogger is a free blog publishing site, where you can run your blog for free. And it is the most simple blogging platform.

Now let’s review Blogger by its major specifications, and functions, here we go…

Setting up a New Blog in Blog:

Setting up a new blog in Blogger is very easy. You just have to sign in using your Google Account, and then you can set up your new blog in less than a minute.

And on Setting up a new Blog, Blogger is the best platform than other blogging platforms.
You can select your blog address as per your need, and it is completely free. Although free blog address will be the sub-domain of blogspot.com e.g. demosite.blogspot.com

You can also buy a custom domain directly from Blogger by Google domains. But as per my opinion, you should not buy from there. Because they are so much costly.

If you want to buy a custom domain, then consider buying through other websites, like GoDaddy, Bigrock, Namecheap etc. These websites can provide a custom domain at low cost as compared to Google Domains.

If you have a custom domain, then you can also add this in your blog for free.

Blogger is completely FREE. And unlike other free platforms, it doesn’t place ads in your blog, unless you want them.

Blog Posts, Comments & Pages:

Writing blog posts and pages are also very simple in Blogger. It does not require any special knowledge. The only thing you need is a basic knowledge of English.

Blogger is very simple, although it does not give you much functionality in writing a post or page, all basic functions are there, e.g, Adding Label (tag), changing URL, adding a description and turning comments on and off etc.

You can access the comments of your blog in the comment section of your dashboard. It is also easy with a simple structure.

You can select a comment system, like Blogger or Google+ in setting, and if you want to install any other comment system, then you must have a little knowledge of HTML and CSS, sometimes JavaScript also.

Moreover, you can check the stats of your posts, and pages, in the separate stats section. Where you can see you daily, monthly, yearly page views, entry, and audience location etc. (But they are not reliable, you should go for Google Analytics for this task)

Advertisement:

This is something for which I don’t recommend using Blogger. Because in blogger, it’s very difficult to manage your ads and customizing advertising behaviour as you can do in WordPress.

Well, this post is about starting a blog, so there is no need for placing advertisements here. Because, if you are just starting one, you will earn almost nothing.

Blog Design and Theme:

Blog design is also very important for every good blog. Good blog design can retain viewers on your blog.

But in this field, Blogger lags behind. The theme templates which are given by Blogger are very outdated. That blog theme does not have modern functionality.

A simple layout is there, which gives you the functionality to add or remove simple widgets by drag and drop feature. Although there are some options from where you can download blogger theme templates for free, like SoraTemplates, GooyabiTemplates etc.

But Blogger gives you the ability to edit your blog’s source code. If you have some knowledge of HTML and CSS then you can change your blog’s design as you want.

Support:

Another problem in Blogger is its support. You may not get full support from Blogger. Or if you get, then it may take a long time.

So help and support of Blogger are not good. For any problem, instead of asking in help, you have to search on Google for that, which may look irritating some times.

And the one question may come in your mind that…

Does Google Search Engine, gives Special Priority to Blogger Blogs?

The straight forward answer is NO.

Google search engine does not give any priority to blogs hosted by Blogger, because they both are different products of the parent company Google.

And this is also the plus point of Google Search Engine, because of it focuses Quality, whether it is a blog from Blogger or from any other blogging platform.

And that’s why Google Search Engine is the best search engine.

Wrapping Up

As from these details, and from my own experience, because I was also using Blogger for this blog MSS Articles. Now I have migrated to WordPress. One thing I want to say that, if you want to learn Blogging for free then Blogger is the best platform.


But if you want a good platform for blogging with good support then you should not use Blogger.
One more important thing, Google is no more promoting Blogger neither they look interested in this. So they may stop blogger anytime. So I recommend you to take regular backups if you are using Blogger.

Blogger is best for you if you are new to blogging. Because it is very simple to start. And you can learn more and more things as your blog grow up. You can learn some HTML and CSS coding which you may need in your blog.

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