When it comes to free content hosting, there are currently two leaders that have emerged from the pack. WordPress has been around since 2003 and Blogger (owned by Google since 2003) originally debuted in 1999.
Yours truly uses Blogger as a secondary web presence only because when I created Prattle, I realized months afterward that Blogger was preferable for free hosting. But why not just backup the WP content and import into Blogger, you ask? Because while WP and Blogger both tout this particular feature, the reality is that a backed up WP blog will simply not import into Blogger and vice-versa. Now whether this is exclusively a WP issue or a Blogger issue, the jury is still out. What I do know is that neither platform pays any particular attention to the matter.
From what I’ve seen, support forums for both WP & Blogger are filled with users attempting to resolve their import problems, and, these questions remain unanswered and/or replied to with solutions that don’t work. And neither WP nor Blogger has issued any substantive statements on the non-functioning import feature. There has been some official lip service to address the issue, but the problem persists. I will leave it to the reading audience to derive your own conclusions as to the reason(s) why the WP -> Blogger and Blogger -> WP blog import feature remains the bastard, red-headed stepchild.
In the final analysis, WP is a platform that bloggers should seriously consider only if they possess above average tech savvy and/or envision migrating from freebie content hosting to a for-pay platform. WordPress is significantly more customizable when you bring your own web hosting service.
Both platforms each have its respective amount of bugs/issues, but this is true for just about anything that runs on a computer. It’s just the nature of the beast. If you want a blog that runs 100% problem-free 100% of the time then you can pay someone for the trouble. Yours truly was a techie in a previous incarnation, and, is presently available to administer to your web content consulting needs.
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