I Have Switched From Blogger To WordPress

From Blogger To Wordpress
From Blogger To WordPress   One of the plans I had for my blog this year was migrating from Blogger to WordPress though I didn't include it in my blog's resolution for the year  I just had it in mind and last month that was on the 6th, uhm!... Yes 6th of October I finally checked it off.
In blogosphere one thing that always bring about argument is which platform is the best among the three most popular ones which are Blogger, WordPress and Squarespace. It's just recently I knew about Squarespace. And every blogger has reasons on which platform to use for his or her blog. I know a lot of bloggers use a particular platform because other bloggers told them that is the best or their favourite bloggers are hosting their blogs there.
When I started my blog last year  WordPress was looking a bit difficult to me and expensive as well and by then all my favourite blogs were hosted on Blogger so I just went for it cause it's free and quite nice. As the novice that I was, it was easy to understand and manoeuvre through.
Now I have made up my mind to switch to WordPress though I'm still trying to organise things here for a month now. For the sake of this post I'll be sharing with you the reasons I prefer WordPress to my former platform, from this you can decide which one you should go for.

From this post you can decide which platform you would love to host your blog on! Click To Tweet

Benefits of  Migrating To WordPress  
Owned by Me
  You know  Blogger is a free blogging service owned and run by Google so they have the right to do anything they so wish to do with it like shutting it down if they feel the blog is a spam. But with WordPress I use Namecheap  as a hosting provider to host my own site. I am free to decide how long I want to run the site. When to shut it down, all the data and I control whatsoever information I share.
Better design options
  WordPress allows users to design their sites from the scratch and can add any feature they want without worrying too much. I couldn't find a particular design I had in mind on Blogger and all the blogs that used that kind of designs were using WordPress. It is easier to find a lot of professional themes ranging from Business to Lifestyle to Entertainment to Food blogs with even better features on WordPress.
Better SEO
  WordPress is quite better for SEO, no doubt about that, Blogger is less SEO friendly even though it is Goggle  that manages it. I can now optimize my posts better for search engines that is one of the reasons I moved from Blogger to WordPress.
More control
  Blogger  allows its users to perform only specific tasks on their sites and the things they can do on your  are limited too. Whereas  with WordPress you can easily extend and add new features. There are thousands of WordPress plugins that allows a user to modify and extend the default feature such as creating a portfolio, or adding a store to the website where clients or visitors can shop your products from through WooCommerce. You can't even compare Blogger with WordPress for business websites, cause WordPress will beat it down.
  I mentioned plugin earlier on. A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to your  WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. You can get as many plugins as possible to manage your blog. You can't find these on Blogger e.g Yoast SEO that helps to improve your WordPress SEO and write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site and this Click to tweet plugin I just discovered, it's so easy to tweet with it. See how it works by clicking this button.

You can get as many plugins as possible to manage your blog on WordPress Click To Tweet

Am I writing this to discourage you from using Blogger for your site? NO. Blogger has it's own pros so you can decide for yourself if you want to experience these benefits or not. And one thing I didn't tell you I experienced after the switch is that my traffic went way down which caused my blog's rank  to reduce as well but I am already working on that. Whispering  I might go back to Blogger if it doesn't get better. Come on! Don't look at me that way. I will write a guide to help you  if you wat to start a self-hosted WordPress blog just like the one I did for Blogger
Is there any benefit that you know I forgot to add here? Which platform are you using for your blog? Blogger or WordPress or is it Squarespace? Feel free to let me know in the comment box and if you've switched from Blogger to Wp, also let me in on how it's been with you.  Also don't forget to share this too. Thank you!

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  • Reply
    Unwana Udoh
    November 12, 2017 at 12:45 am

    I have blogs on both wordpress and blogger…Word press is far more professional than blogger..I just love wordpress but I’m not planning on migrating the ones on blogger anytime soon…I’m happy you did sha

    • Reply
      Maryanne Theodore
      November 12, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      There are things I still like about Blogger though but I’m happy I have experienced what blogging with Wp is like.

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    Pospi Otuson
    November 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Permit me to say, Welcome to the world of monetization.

    I started from a free WordPress blog and spent 2years blogging as a hobby when I decided to start Proffesional blogging started a self hosted WordPress blog

    Blogger is good but restricts you from exploring some of its features although the blog I created for my Local government and that of my agency are hosted on blogger but I intend switching them to WP in the nearest future.

    The truth is that… If you really want to blog Proffesionally , WordPress is just the only option.

    Welcome to WordPress Maryanne

    • Reply
      Maryanne Theodore
      November 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you Pospi most especially for the part you played during the migration

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    November 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    So true, I love WordPress and could not think of an easier platform.

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    November 26, 2017 at 9:51 am

    You have done a wonderful job to really differentiate between wordpress and blogger
    Thanks for this insight and its very useful.

    • Reply
      Maryanne Theodore
      November 30, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      I’m glad you’ve found it useful, thanks for your comment. Cheers!

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    December 3, 2017 at 11:20 am

    nice from a female blogger

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