Pros And Cons Of Google Service. No Coding!
So you wish to start a new blog of your own and you are wondering if choosing the Blogger as your blog platform would be a good option or not. Well, this decision must, in fact, be taken seriously, so as not to regret later on the aimlessly spent moments of life.
People want to use a blogging platform so that they can share their knowledge and opinions, and/or make some extra money(well why not) by enabling monetization, and therefore it is indeed important for them to look for a reliable blogging platform.
To begin with, let me first cover the basics that Blogger is Google's blogging platform focused on accessibility, ease of use, and free for price.
It is actually one of the advanced platforms which offer huge functionality, many standard settings, and templates. The platform does offer complete solutions and everything you need to get started and grow your website. And since it is owned by Google, many bloggers choose to trust Blogger. Top that the service is free and all it takes is a free Google account (which you probably already have) to start your first blog.
You don't even have to worry about maintaining a site on one platform and opting for hosting from another platform (both of which usually are paid services with monthly/yearly plans). With blogger, however, you can simply sign up with your Gmail account, choose from a list of pre-built templates and start blogging.
In addition, the platform offers you a bunch of necessary customizable options, tweaks, and settings from setting up your domain to installing any third-party blogger templates.
There are also a bunch of widgets from Blogger that you can install on your website, and all of this for absolutely free.
But then there are a few points which you should keep in mind before straight away jumping on to Blogger.
We have to agree with the fact that since the Blogger platform is offered by Google, so people can rely on it. However, the thing to always keep in mind is that even after you set up your website on the platform it is not yours. Google operates this service and has the right to turn it off or turn off your access to it at any time.
Yes, Blogger does offer a bunch of customizable options and as per me for many people, it should be pretty much enough to start their blogging journey, unless they want to perform some advance customization on their website or if they are looking for some advance or even many of the common and useful widgets offered by WordPress.
Basically with Blogger, you do not get full control of the design and functionality of your blog. The platform offers customized services with minimal tools that allow you to perform only specific tasks on your website. The bunch of widgets that it offers like adding ads, subscription links, contact forms, etc. have limited functionality.
Also with the pre-built templates that it offers look very basic. Although you can modify the color and layout of any of your pre-built templates using the built-in tools, you cannot create the layout yourself or make modifications, or at least that easily.
Blogger is surely a great platform. It's free, you do not require to purchase anything, and unless you want some ultra hi-tech features, customization, or features like WordPress, this platform should be enough for you.
Even though the built-in templates that it offers are basic, the internet is filled with thousands of free and paid Blogger templates that you can download and simply upload on your Blogger account.
Since the service is free so you get your domain with a subdomain link, e.g. yourname.blogspot.com instead of yourname.com, but it does allow you to purchase a domain from itself or you can purchase one from any other service provider and link the domain to your Blogger account and that's it, in that way your website would then be yourname.com. Nowadays you can easily purchase a domain for around a couple of dollars for the first year.
I would strongly suggest always keep a backup of your posts and template, so that if god-forbid Google shut down your site or if the platform itself gets shut down, you'll at least have all of your content handy with you and which you can easily import to other website service provider if the situation arises, or if you decide later to transfer your domain to another platform for more flexibility, etc.
There is actually a lot to add on the pros and cons and I will share everything I know from starting your blog to setting it up on many popular website platforms very soon here. So make sure to pay your visit!