Selection of suitable platform to start blogging is always a great challenge for beginners as they are novice in blogging and get confused with which platform to choose among the existing big names. In fact, Beginners usually chooses Google hosted blogging platform “Blogger” to make entry into the market and get started their journey of blogging as it is easy to use and free hosted (the hosting seems always a big deal for beginner). I myself started my blogging experience with the internet giant Google’s free hosted Blogging platform “Blogger” as I didn’t much familiar with the hosting, c panels, Bandwidth and other irritating technical terms like theses and these words hinder me to start blogging for a long time.
But when I start my blogging journey with Blogger, I got in love with the platform and fond it the best platform for beginner. Although there are too many reasons to choose Blogger as blogging platform but here I want to share the features of Blogger which I loved most and you should too. Just check it out
1. Easy to start with
So what if you don’t have any knowledge about coding, any idea of programming languages like PHP, HTML, CSS and of web hosting. Thanks to Bloggers, you can just start your blog with your own personal skills like content writing ability, story writhing, photography skill, presentation skills or anything else you’re master in. Leave the rest upon the Google to take care of.
Starting a blog with Blogger is just a few clicks and bingo. Blogger lets you choose from its preexisting themes and templates to customize your blog in the best way that fit your needs.
2. Easy to use
Blogger platform is not just easy to start with, but it is easy to use and manage throughout the journey of blogging too. Blogger comes with a simple user friendly interface and it takes easy steps to publish a post. It rarely required any special technical skills to get your job done. These features make the Blogger a right decision for newbies to start blogging.
3. Easy to Monetize
For most of us, blogging is just a hobby or a way to promote their business, but what bad if you can get extra $$$ with what you published and share on blogger. Yes you can and perhaps many blogger make a decent amount of money with their blogs.
Thanks to the built-in feature of blog monetizing in blogger, you can easily monetize your blog effortlessly with Google owned Adsense which is, by far, one of the most favorite and most profitable ads network. Since both the Blogger and Adsense are owned by Google, it is easy with Blogger platform to get monetize your blog as they both have good compatibility with one another. All you need is a reputable blog with quality content and some traffic and you done
Bonus: Managing ads on your blog and post in Blogger is easy too and you will have full controls over the ads.
4. Easy to Customize (HTML/CSS)
Although blogger comes with hundreds of built-in templates and widgets, but sometime it may not satisfy your need and you may want to customize your blog that fulfill your requirements. Not a big issue, with just having a basic knowledge of Markup and styling languages, I mean HTML and CSS, you can shape your blog and add functionality to it by your own way.
The blogger compatibility with HTML and CSS is one of the most lovable features the bloggers loves. These languages are easy enough to learn without any special training or classes and you can learn it easily through online learning site and tutorials.
5. Free Hosting with 100% up server
Although Google provide free domain (yourname.blogspot.com) but I personally (and most of other blogger) don’t like as it look massive and not SEO friendly. The feature which I love most is the Blogger free web hosting service, so to start blogging, you could only buy your own domain name (if you want) which is still quite cheap ($10/yr) and don’t have to be panic for hosting (which is quite expansive) as the Blogger is Google-hosted blogging platform provide you a sufficient disk space and unlimited bandwidth all for free.
But remember, it is not only the matter of cost rather it is important for your blog to stay alive and active 24/7. Google has most excellent servers, provides you 100% uptime servers (even the best hosting companies will not guarantee you 100%) to keep your blog alive 24/7.
Bonus: Unlike other free hosted blogging platforms (which will publish their ads on your site), your blog on blogger will remain ads-free means no advertisement from the company.
6. Hack Proof Security
Security of websites and blogs always remain great concerns for web designer, developers and bloggers. On an average, more than 30,000 websites and blogs hack daily create a hug economical impact on the bloggers as they spent a lot of money on site security. Hackers often attempt to hack or crack the site or blog for their own profit or for fun.
But for those who are on Blogger platform, security doesn’t matter as Google provide them the most secure and hack-proof (till yet) servers for their blogs which is impossible to crash or hack. Using Google’s Blogger, you don’t need to worry about lose of your data, information and efforts and you don’t need to be worry about security and backups of your blog.
7. Thousands of free in built templates and widgets
Blog widgets or the gadgets allow you to add useful functionalities, cool features, customization and lots of more to your blog, even if you don’t familiar with HTML and CSS to do it manually. Tempests, on the other hand, give your site a professional look and theme adds an eye catching design to your blog.
Fortunately, Blogger is come with thousands of free useful widgets, themes and templates to add functionality, cool features and elegant design to your blog to fulfill your requirements. These templates and widgets are easily modifiable too according to your needs.
Blogger also has a huge community of professionals who create lots of gadgets and templates daily which you can use for free too, if the preexisting code snippets are not enough.
8. High pagerank and easy Page indexing
Speed does matter in term of Pagerank, whereas pagerank is the key indicator of blog reputation while page index, on the other hand, is an important blog SEO friendliness indicator. Due to its simple interface, design and the property of Google, Blogger ranks high in Search engine giant Google, its page indexed quickly and load too fast in browser (just in a blink) which yields a high page rank to the blog.
9. Unlimited blogs
Blogger allow you to generate as many blogs as you want with just one account, and of course, you can access and manage all of your blogs through one dashboard. With this great feature you can run and manage more than one blogs on different topics or niches to satisfy your blogging needs.
Note: Although Blogger allow you to create 100 blogs per account but it is still beyond the limit.
10. Keep it secret
Blogs are often made to express and share your ideas with other, thus by default, they are public and everyone can see what you post on it, but thanks to Blogger, you can keep you blog secret. You can make your blog private or can share it with people you want so only you and the people you allow can have access over the blog content.
Blogger allow you to keep your work, data or material secret so you can use your blog as your personal diary, notebook, image album, video gallery or contact directory. Go to Setting and Permission Tab and under Blog reader heading, select the reader you want to see your blog content. It could be only you or a list of your friends (by adding their emails). This is the main distinguish feature Google has in Blogger make it different from other blogger platform.