You Can Stay with Blogger

Yes, I made the switch to WordPress from Blogger, but it’s really not for everyone—and I don’t just mean Moveable Type lovers, either. Really, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That said, here are some of the reasons I can think of why you might want to stay with Blogger.

However, if possible, I recommend switching to a custom domain on Blogger (and so do the folks at Pronet Advertising).

  • It’s easy. It’s really easy not to change. I know, I know, it’s not a great reason, path of least resistance, blah blah blah.
  • You have a heavily customized (or completely custom built) template. Changing will be REALLY complicated. Like you might have to hire someone to build a new template compatible with your new blogging platform.
  • Blogger is working for you. People are commenting, you love your look, you have plenty of traffic, and it’s clear you’re not a splog (some research indicates 75% of .blogspot.com blogs are spam)
  • The best domain(s) for you is/are unavailable, you might have to stick with a blogspot-hosted blog. For example, you’re an established blogger, but yourblog.com and yourblog.net are taken. Should you go with yourblog.org? Try to buy the domains from the registrars? Or continue blogging on blogspot and wait? It’s up to you.

There are plenty more reasons, I’m sure. I’ve heard some people complain about Blogger’s capabilities, but just because other people don’t like it doesn’t mean you need to switch. Do what works for you.

Are you sure you want to switch? Then check out my Ultimate Guide to Migrating from Blogger to WordPress!

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