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Blogger or Wordpress ?
New to blogging
Tabby

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Msg#: 3691399 posted 8:41 pm on Jun 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

As a newby to blogging I would appreciate any thoughts on the pros and cons of Google Blogger vs Wordpress.

Also which would be a better option if it is hoped to monetize the blog in the future ?

 

Small Website Guy

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Msg#: 3691399 posted 1:11 am on Jun 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think that TypePad looks the most professional, and has the best integrated comment system.

Good luck monetizing your blog. Your lucky to get a blog to bring in more than $100 a month.

ccDan

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Msg#: 3691399 posted 9:15 pm on Jul 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

WordPress.

WordPress has a lot of options for monetization. Many third-party advertising solutions have available plug-ins that will work with WordPress, and I see options for WordPress probably as often if not more often than options for other platforms.

Plus, with a WordPress blog, if you don't like your webhost, you can move it to another! With Blogger, you're kind of stuck with it.

jay5r

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Msg#: 3691399 posted 12:29 am on Jul 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

If you want to start out simple I recommend to people to start with Blogger, but don't do it on blogspot.com - buy your own domain and use Blogger's FTP functionality to publish the pages.

Eventually you may outgrow that, at which point you can move to something like WordPress (still on your own domain). IMHO, WordPress is better, but not something you hassle with until you know you've proven the concept and know you'll stick with it.

I'm right at the cusp of migrating from Blogger to WordPress. There's nothing about Blogger that really stops you from making money off your blog - I make about $2K/mo off mine. But the "labels" pages are getting too big so long-term I need to get onto a better blogging platform.

Marcia

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Msg#: 3691399 posted 1:07 am on Jul 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

incrediBill on Blogger vs. WordPress [google.com]

bill

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Msg#: 3691399 posted 2:47 am on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

The safer and more flexible option would be to look at a more mature product like MovableType.

KaloVast

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Msg#: 3691399 posted 4:12 pm on Jul 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've heard that Movable Type is starting to focus less on the individual blog and more on corporate blogging so if you're looking for something for your company, it may be the best way to go.

I personally think the interface for Wordpress 2.6 is quite nice and the plugins are relatively simple to implement. Anything i've wanted to do, i've been able to accomplish with the plugins and what is already present on wordpress.

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