Which Blog Platform Should I Use?


Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr.  We all know the names, but which blog platform should you choose?  This post will give you the pros and cons of each platform.  We would love your feedback on which platform you use, as well as how it’s worked for you!

Blogger is best for bloggers with limited experience. Its layout is simple, easy, and clean.  It offers limited designs, but a plethora of theme options.  Although Blogger can seem elementary to most, there are a lot of features you can change, such as the top “follow” bar, banners, and gadgets.  It is highly customizable, but there are some downfalls. Because it is a basic blogging platform, Blogger can sometimes not offer as much technology-wise.  There are also sporadic updates that change some draft posts and settings.

Wordpress is most technical for bloggers.  If you are serious about blogging, want to become professional, or just love technology, go with WordPress.  It offers you the most options for customization, widgets, and generally creative options.  Themes are often able to be tweaked to allow the best look for the blog.  The most common complaint is that WordPress is too difficult and that there are too many options.  It’s true.  It takes a while to learn the system, but it’s worth it once you have it mastered.

With an unlimited source of inspiration, Tumblr has become a go to for many bloggers.  The best perk of tumblr is that you are able to reach a lot of readers if your post is reblogged.  It is easy to use, although there are many complaints about personalizing pages.  Tumblr also hosts lots of sites that are more photo based, rather than text based.  This is good to know if you are in that category.  Recently, there have been many complaints of political and monetary issues with the company, but it seems to not have directly impacted the usage.

Which platform do you use? What do you like and dislike about it?

2 Comments on Which Blog Platform Should I Use?

  1. Cynthia
    May 27, 2012 at 11:32 am (7 years ago)

    With WordPress, I’d say it depends on your skill. WordPress.org is definitely for more skilled/technical bloggers, but skills needed for WordPress.com are no higher than for Blogger!

  2. Marilyn
    April 14, 2014 at 11:47 am (5 years ago)

    I have been with Typepad since 2006 and I have never had any complaints. I’m not just saying this because I work for them (as of last year). You don’t have to know a lot of tech skills but if you do, they have options to customize your blog design. Otherwise I would say it’s an easy platform to use.


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