Since I tend to scream like a banshee every time I have to deal with the WordPress block editor, I went and created a blog on Blogger (blogspot.com) today. I used to blog on Blogger many years ago, but I ultimately, after a short stint using TypePad, moved my blog to WordPress in 2013, where, until recently, I’d been relatively happy.
It didn’t take me too long to set up my blog on Blogger. It wasn’t a cinch, per se, but it was relatively straightforward. And I posted by first post this morning, which, if you wish to read it, you can click here.
I am not sure if I am going to keep that Blogger blog. I guess that depends on whether or not WordPress is going to shitcan the classic editor in the few iterations remaining — on the wp-admin site and within the WordPress app for iOS.
But I can tell you that one mighty difference between WordPress and Blogger is that Blogger has a simple, word processor-like editor that is more well suited for the kind of blogging that I do than is that stupid block editor in WordPress.
That is the primary tangible benefit that Blogger has over WordPress. But there are some intangible benefits that WordPress has that might ultimately make it hard for me to leave WordPress entirely. For example, there’s no “like” button on Blogger. And I don’t think the Blogger community is as large, robust, and supportive as it is here on WordPress.
Of course, I’ve been blogging on WordPress for more than seven years and on Blogger (this time around) for just a few hours, so it’s premature to make any definitive decisions.
Any thoughts any of you might have on WordPress versus Blogger will be welcome.
Written with these daily prompts in mind: Word of the Day Challenge (banshee), Your Daily Word Prompt (cinch), Ragtag Daily Prompt (mighty), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (intangible).