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Likelihood to Recommend

Blogger

Blogger is great for small businesses who are active on social media and don't want to have to pay for the best product. However, Blogger might not be best suited for all businesses, especially if you are wanting to sell products on your site or are looking for something more in-depth. Overall, I'd happily recommend Blogger to just about everyone, but especially to small businesses or even bloggers who want to try their hand in that industry.
Joanna Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveJournal

I feel it's better for personal blogging than for business.
Adrienne Odasso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Blogger

  • Cost - Because Blogger is free we are able to utilize it to its fullest capacity all while paying nothing!
  • User friendly - As I previously stated, we are able to post and reach vast amounts of people in a short amount of time because the interface is so easy and user friendly!
  • This goes along with user-friendly, but it is amazing how you do not need any coding experience to have a professional looking page.
Xavier Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveJournal

  • The friends list feature aggregates content posted by the users and communities you follow, so you don't have to visit each individual journal.
  • The privacy settings are easy to use and understand. Posts can be set as public, friends-only, private, or you can create a custom privacy filter that enables access only by certain users you have approved.
  • LiveJournal offers a wide variety of journal styles and customization options, with the most options available to paid subscribers.
  • Communities enable users to make online friends and connections who share similar interests. Users may comment on posts and initiate conversations with original authors and other commenters.
Holly Bowen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blogger

  • When comments are as the author of the post when you post a comment back it should be more threaded and either a symbol or icon should designate the poster. It is hard to determine who the poster is compared to who left a post.
  • As a company that uses the blog for our agents, it would be nice if they would allow custom ads to be run.
  • It would be nice if they would add a chat feauture within the blog so that if a poster would like to chat with us they would be able to.
Robb Glietz | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveJournal

  • LiveJournal is a bit clunky. Posting is easy, but formatting a post can be a bit difficult, especially if the user doesn't have much HTML expertise.
  • The search function is practically unusable. When searching for a community to join or check out, it is difficult to wade through the list of results. Often times, the results that come back are not related to the topic a user is searching for.
Kelly Weidenfeld | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Blogger

Blogger 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I love the additional income and how great my blogs have turned out. It's given me ideas for others to build their blogs and has attained new clients for me. I make money using AdSense, how little or how much I want to make is up to me promoting my Blog.
Karrie Newton | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveJournal

LiveJournal 6.2
Based on 5 answers
As long as I have friends using it, I will use it. But I can't predict how long that will be the case.
Alex Wittenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Blogger

Blogger 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Blogger has a simple layout with descriptive instructions when you first sign up. It can be intimidating at first but is easy to learn through simple navigation and a little trial and error
Jeannette Saysomvang | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveJournal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Blogger

Blogger 7.9
Based on 7 answers
I can say that I have not had to use customer service and support for Blogger in over 2 years. It is truly easy to use a product that does not leave you with a lot of questions. The last customer service experience I had with them was very pleasant.
Joanna Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveJournal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Blogger

Blogger 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Have a plan written out for yourself, you can always make changes as you go. It's more difficult to build a Blog if one doesn't even know what the Blog is going to be about. It's best to plan what your Blog is going to be about and what your audience is going to be and what you want to accomplish before you start building.
Karrie Newton | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveJournal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Blogger

Blogger doesn't compare to WordPress. In my opinion, and as I've stated in previous answers, it is limited with integration, functionality, and other capabilities. It's no longer a standout in the marketplace. It was a great tool for beginners in the sphere 10 years ago, but we've evolved so much since then and Blogger hasn't. Google, its parent corporation, can do much better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveJournal

LiveJournal does not hold a candle to any of these alternatives in my opinion. The above options allow for more flexibility with their free suites, and provide more professional results with less work. We actually do not use the LiveJournal much anymore because these other alternatives work far better. We used it only as an additive to what the other products bring us
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blogger

  • Before using Blogger, we were sending out information to agents via email and they would either delete them or just not find them. Now since we keep all the information in one place, it has cut down repetitive questions and has given our agents a voice as to what is working for them and what is not.
  • We don't have any hard numbers, but we have heard back from our agents that the blog posts help them and not have to rely on contacting support stuff as often to find answers to simple questions.
  • The only negative impact felt so far is with a few select agents leaving negative feedback to blog due to personal issues they have with policies within the company.
Robb Glietz | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveJournal

  • I do not use this for business purposes anymore, as mentioned.
Adrienne Odasso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Blogger

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

LiveJournal

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

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