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
1 - Let the plug-ins do the work
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
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?