3 reasons why you should move your Blogger website to WordPress.

Hi guys, welcome back to It’s True Blog. Today I’m going to share 3 reasons why you should move your Blogger website to WordPress.

When I started blogging, I was running my blog from one of Google’s product called Blogger. I’ve been blogging for more than 5 years now and it’s only been about a month since I actually made the bold decision to move my website over to WordPress and I couldn’t be more happier honestly. The reason why I initially started with Blogger is because a lot of bloggers that I was following back then were also using Blogger. Even the smaller bloggers all had domain.blogspot.com in their domain name. This is when the blogging industry was growing hahaha. I was like okay perfect. I don’t want anything too technical or complex. I just want something easy and quick where I can just create simple articles and uploads a lot of pictures. Because of those reasons, I chose Blogger.

Over the years, I’ve changed my blog a lot. I’m mean A LOT. I’ve purchased so many templates, changed my logo, re-arranged everything. I have also lost a lot of pictures from my old articles along the way. Poor It’s True Blog haha. Nevertheless, it’s only normal that my blog would change while I’m ”changing” and growing as well.

Why Did I move to WordPress?

So the question now is why  did I decide to move my blog over to WordPress after so many years? So I’ve done a lot of research about WordPress but it always put me off because I simply couldn’t understand why someone would go for wordpress.com or wordpress.org. Which one do you go for? I also spoke to some experienced colleagues at work and they also recommended me that if I genuinely want to take my blog to a next level I should move away from Blogger and consider WordPress for example. Furthermore, I felt quite limited when I was over at Blogger in terms of the lay-out of my blog, the user-friendliness and the functionality.  So I was like okay Trudy let’s friggin do this already!

3 reasons why you should move your Blogger website to WordPress

3 reasons why you should move your Blogger website to WordPress

1 – Let the plug-ins do the work

Since I’ve entered the world of plug-ins, I’ve been hooked! If you’re using Blogger, plug-ins will be an unfamiliar term. Since I’ve been exposed to all the different plug-ins like Yoast, Hummingbird and MonsterInsights, it has enabled me to actually optimize my website. I am not very savvy when it comes to the tech side of running a blog like compressing images, CSS, coding, Javascript, page caches and so on. I’ve always wanted something or someone to actually help me with all of those things to make my blog more user/SEO – friendly. The plug-ins of WordPress help a lot. And it’s just a matter of downloading the plug-ins and a few clicks!

2 – A broad variety of WordPress templates

I have a self-hosted WordPress blog  which means I’m hosting my website on WordPress through a different hosting company. The reason for this is because I have been with my current hosting company for years and I only have good experience so far. When you’re running a self-hosted WordPress blog you have access to a variety of templates. On Etsy you will find so so so many. Also on websites like Theme Forest. The template that I’m currently using is one from Pipdig. Check them out because I was blown away with their beautiful WordPress and Blogger templates.

When it comes to the lay-out and design, I always wanted more functions and options than Blogger was offering. I felt so limited. I couldn’t find ways to create creative structured articles. As you can see here, I have the flexibility to arrange and design my articles how I want to. Again, all thanks to a plug-in that I recently downloaded. I think I will do a special article about the plug-ins that I’m currently using! 

3 – Improve your site speed and SEO

Ever since I’ve moved my website to WordPress I’ve managed to improve my site speed. As you can see, all of my articles include images. We all know that big files can prevent your blog of loading fast. Images is one of the many factors that can prevent fast website speed. Other factors are for example caches, Javascript and the CSS (lay-out of your blog). I was somehow aware of this but not into depth. Certain plug-ins have helped me optimize these factors with just a single click. 

Also, I wanted to make sure that I could improve my articles and my entire blog for the search engines. When I started working with WordPress, I immediately downloaded the plug-in Yoast. Yoast provides tips and tricks on how to make your articles SEO proof while writing your articles. If it gives you green light, then you know you’re article is SEO-proof. There were so many things that I had no clue about when I was over at Blogger. So overall my experience here at WordPress has been great. I don’t know why it took me so long to move over. Even though Blogger was a good platform to start with when I initially launched It’s True Blog, I feel like moving to WordPress gives you a tip of the iceberg on how to run and optimize an engaging website!



So tell me, are you running your blog on Blogger or WordPress? What is your experience so far?


3 reasons why you should move your Blogger website to WordPress


  1. 26th October 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Totaly agre with you about Bloger platform, Blogger is good for small websites… what is good about blogger, you can easly trafer to wordpress website

  2. 26th October 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I couldn’t agree more – Word Press is great for people who don’t know hmtl code! And I love finding different plug ins as well!

  3. KitheraD
    27th October 2017 / 6:07 am

    Didn’t know this… I love the new It’s True blog! It looks great!

  4. 28th October 2017 / 2:49 pm

    As a beginner I also use blogger but after reading this article I am thinking to switch my blog to WordPress… The plugin property that you have told here is really interesting…

  5. 28th October 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I run my blog on WordPress and it has been a great experience so far; I do need to get more plug-in’s though.

  6. 28th October 2017 / 3:01 pm

    I was with blogger for … brace yourselves… five long years. That time, it was the easiest to set up for me. I also wasn’t too up-to-date in that I actually didn’t know how to actually monetize my blog. I simply wrote about what and whenever I wanted. And true enough, when that insight came, I knew blogger won’t take me that far. And, as you pointed out, Yoast and all the other WordPress plugins are so great. You also get spoiled for choice with the wide selection of themes!

  7. 20th November 2017 / 11:00 pm

    I use wordpress and I love it, so far haven’t had any problems =)

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