I want to compare the two blogging platform, blogspot and wordpress, as Indonesian user.
First, the community.
Blogspot provides us with free hosting, a very interesting offer for everyone who want to change their domain into dot com. I don’t have the statistic yet, but I’m convinced that there a lot of Indonesian female blogger out there, who use blogspot (instead of other blogging platform) to monetize their blog. There are plenty of solid, warm, and nice female blogger community, most of them talk about paid review, give away, challenges. I really like the strong female connection between them, but maybe I’m searching for different and more various topics.
It’s hard to a wordpress (WP) blog, especially if you’re from Indonesia (OK.It’s a long story). Indonesian WP users are normally people who really loves to write. I found interesting topics with unique personal touch and quick interactivity between users-thanks to WP’s powerful notification tool. Maybe this is one of the reason why discussion in the WP blog’s reply area is more interesting. Do I have to remind you that we, Indonesian, also love to chat? 🙂
Second, the concentration
I don’t know what other user think, but there were too many distraction on blogspot. The last time I visited my blogspot’s blog, I was busy… decorating them! Yes, the idea of having a nice template is so tempting in blogspot. You can download free blogger template and give it your own personal touch.
In WP, OK, I can still change a little bit this and that. But you can not change the HTML In WP, all I have to do is create a topic and write. Focus.
Yeah, maybe it’s just me. Please, ignore it.
Three, the goal
Basically, I’m questioning my own purpose on writing in a blog. Do I want to monetize it quickly? Do I mind having topic created by others? Etc.
In blogspot, I see myself targeting the females whose interest is not only in writing but also monetizing the blog. In WP, I will get larger target audiences, both male and female, specifically people whose main interest is writing.
I’m focusing on WP at the moment.
Do you have any experiences with the two platform? Which one did you choose and why?