ASK A Blogger: Blogger or WordPress

I was thinking about my decision to move from Blogger to WordPress and it occurred to me that Amee & I never mentioned why we chose over Both and (including Blogger) offer a FREE blogging platform. The difference between and is who hosts the blog. is similar to Blogger in that you get FREE hosting. is hosting the blog for you. is “self-hosted” meaning that you purchase hosting yourself. The Coupon Challenge is a blog hosted by Host Gator. I pay a monthly fee to Host Gator to keep my blog up and running.

Basically with, you get what you pay for. On a blog hosted though, you severely limit the customization of your website and you can’t monetize your website with ads unless you pay a fee.

Hmm, let’s think about this. If you want the ability to monetize your blog, you must pay for it. Well, you might as well pay to “self-host” your blog through and get the customization benefits.

If I were to start a new blog and didn’t have the funds to pay for hosting, I would choose Blogger over I would then switch over to once I have decided that blogging is something that would work for me. I found a nice Blogger vs chart that I thought would be beneficial for those not ready to commit to

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  1. Rhianna says

    I use Host Gator for my wordpress blog as well and really like the flexibility and customization hosting my own wordpress blog affords me. But, it also depends on how internet savvy you are and what your budget it.

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