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Why I Love Blogging With Blogger

By Sep 29, 2015 7 Comments

Over the years I’ve been blogging there have been many fads that have come and go. Many ideas, apps, new methods of social media, and so on. One thing that has been constant for me has been Blogger.

Several years ago I thought I had to change. I thought to be taken seriously as a blogger I had to be on another platform.

That’s not true.

I don’t have to make a change that I don’t really want to make just to be seen as a legitimate blogger.

I’ve actually been made to feel like I should apologize for blogging where I do.

Not cool. No one should be made to feel inferior because of the blogging platform they choose.

I’m a Blogger blogger, and it works for me.

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Here are a few reasons why I’m okay blogging with Blogger:

  • It’s fairly straightforward. Blogger is pretty easy to navigate. There’s not much you can’t do on a Blogger blog.
  • My blog doesn’t look unprofessional or less real because I’m on Blogger.
  • Cost. Blogger is free.
  • I can do the same things with my site that people on other platforms can do.
  • I’m comfortable. Maybe that’s not a good enough reason to stay put – but I’m comfortable with what’s familiar. I know what I’m doing, and I’m happy where I am. Shouldn’t that be enough?
  • I can make money. The platform you use does not dictate the money you earn. Whether it’s through sponsored posts, affiliate links, product reviews, or whatever method you choose to work on, you can earn money with your Blogger blog.

Lastly, I want to debunk a myth that’s floating around about blogging on Blogger.

Google isn’t going to shut down my blog on a whim.

Google, like other major companies, has terms of service. I signed off on them when I created my blog. And as long as I follow them and don’t break some huge rules? My content will stay just where it is. And it will remain mine. This rumor alone is enough to make people jump on the bandwagon to switch.

Do your research before you make a change. If you decide it’s the right thing for you? Go for it. I have nothing against any other platforms. I work with them for various sites – SITS included! – and I’m comfortable doing so. I just know that for me, for my site, I prefer to stay where I am, blogging with Blogger. I hope that this article shows you that if you don’t feel like making a move, you don’t have to. It’s just a reminder that you can do whatever you want with your blog as long as you dedicate some time and effort, and yes, possibly put some money, into it.

Whatever platform you’re on – or whichever you choose in the future – be sure to be true to you when you write your content. Engage with and support other bloggers. Doing so will bring your readers back again and again, regardless of what’s going on behind-the-scenes.

About Andrea Bates

Andrea blogs regularly about being a mom, family and relationships, life in the south, how much she misses New York, lots of great books, and whatever else crosses her mind over at Good Girl Gone Redneck. You can also find her sharing ALL.THE.THINGS over at her Facebook page!

7 Comments

  • I’m a Blogger blogger too and have no intention of making any change to that.

  • Neil says:

    Nice post Andrea ! I also had wavering thoughts about blogger since most of the established bloggers use wordpress but Wat makes Blogger the best is its free hosting platform and as you said its professional look.

  • Jane says:

    Andrea thank you! Fabulous post, everything you highlighted is spot on.

    Shared all over social media…

    Much Aloha to you!

  • Thank you! I’m so tired of people saying crap like, “REAL bloggers only use WordPress.” Because 1) That’s ridiculous, and 2) What determines what makes a REAL blogger?

    So crazy!

  • Stephanie says:

    I love this post! Thank you for finally sticking up for our blogging platform! Blogger blogs are awesome and they give us just as much freedom as WordPress..thank you thank you thank you for this!

  • Pam says:

    This is just what I needed to hear, at just the right time! I completely agree with you. I have recently been agonizing over whether I should finally move over to WordPress. I’ve been on Blogger for years, with a few different blogs, and my current blog is here to stay. (Whether I change the URL or re-brand is another story…) I’ve been very happy with Blogger and, from my own experiences, have found many of the objections to Blogger to be false. Thanks for supporting my intuition.

  • Danielle says:

    Great post! I love Blogger. Occasionally I have issues formatting or figuring out how to design my site a particularly way, but my website has never crashed. IMHO you can’t beat Google security.