Blogger's Lack of Evolution is a Cop-Out for Any Experience Level
July 29, 2019

Blogger's Lack of Evolution is a Cop-Out for Any Experience Level

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Blogger

I used to use Blogger all the time in my personal and professional endeavors, whether for independent blog consulting, writing, or editing, or to recommend for companies I have been a part of. With the tools that exist today, Blogger is a great way for new writers and editors to break onto the scene if they have little coding experience, sure, and while Blogger has made some technological advances in the recent past, I can't say I would recommend it. I default to WordPress because it's easy to upgrade and transition into different editions, customize, etc. It's much better than Blogger and honestly not bad no matter your level of experience. You can learn and adapt.
  • No Coding Skills Required
  • Basic Functionality Makes it User-Friendly for All Experience Levels
  • Easy to Connect with Other Google Accounts
  • Easy Sharing Capabilities
  • Out of Date
  • Poor Reputation
  • Not a Lot of Customization
  • Not a Lot of Upgrade Ability
  • Not Good for Enterprise/Corporate Entities
  • Blogger is Cost-Effective and User-Friendly, But Lacks Customization, Integration, and Coding Capabilities that Personal and Professional Entities Can Benefit From
  • A Cop-Out for Advanced Digital Marketers, Website Developers, Businesses, etc.
  • Not Suitable for the Modern Workplace; Lacks Evolution
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.
As I mentioned, Blogger is appropriate if you're just entering the blog scene. I would not recommend this platform to someone who is part of a corporate organization. There is so much more out there. Blogger feels like a cop-out in the current marketplace. Look, I was a longtime Blogger user. It was extremely user-friendly, easy to integrate Google Accounts, and didn't require any coding to optimize. However, as I have evolved, the technology has not. I am now a Digital Marketer with coding skills, marketing automation experience, social media data analytics strategy awareness, etc. Blogger is not suitable for someone of my experience and skill sets. Even if you are not at an advanced level like I am, and trust me, I know I have a lot more to learn. I remain open to growth. However, I recommend starting with something like WordPress or even Squarespace so you can easily grow, learn, transition, integrate, adapt, etc. Blogger is out, especially with Google Plus being deprecated. It just doesn't work for the modern landscape now.