Blogspot is the good platform of starting you bloging life. Blogespot and wordpress both offer free blogging platform. I started my blogging form blogspot one and half year back and now I am using self hosting wordpress blog. In this post I am give the reason why self hosted wordpress blog is better then any free blogging platform.
Why self hosting wordpress Blog is bettor then blogspot
1. Control on your blog:
Blogspot is owned by google and google have right to delete you blog with anyreason or without warning. No matter you using own domain name, chance are high that google remove your blog , if anyone report spam. And if you searching in blog forum, it is genrally happen. So you may loss all your hard work in a second.
2. Theme :
in recent day, blogspot give some good theme , and you can also imported theme form outside, but still wordpress give better theme option . there are two type of theme in wordpress one unlimited and free theme and other one it limited or premium theme. And with the help of FTP support of self hosting you can design the complete look of wordpress theme.
3. Plugin and support : the best part of wordpress is Plugin and support. There are plugin for each and everything, and the supporting community of wordpress is just too good, if you have any problem just post in wordpress community and get instant help. This is lake in blogspot.
4. Search engine optimization :
the traffic is very thing for any blog or website. And the best scours of traffic is Search engine. WordPress has more option to optimize yor blog for search engine. There are many good plugin. Blogspot is google service , so your page index quickly, but there are many limition of blogspot like you do not use different meta tag with all post. So wordpress give better SEO option and you got more visitor for your blog.
5. Adsense :
adsence is the main scours of income and maximum blogger depend on adsence earning. In initial years get a adsense account with help of blogspot is very easy, but after the time pass it difficult to get adsense with vlogspot. But if you using self hosted wordpress blog then you must have a domain name with your own Email Id. And Adsense like own email id means the chance of getting approval is more.
6. Reputation :
Blogspot is free blogging platform, so anyone can make a blog, it use for black hat SEO, Spamming. So general people not like it , and on other factor, in case of self hosting blog , you give some amount for hosting and domain name, so people thing this guy is series about their blog. And got more attention and reputation.
7. Social Media Websites :
Many of Social network and bookmarking site like facebook, Digg, Stumbleupon, reddit, like wordpress than blogspot. Nad yahoo Buzz deleted your post if you post form blogspot. And people also do not like blogspost domain. If you have custom domain, than somehow fine.
8. Reselling right :
Gogle Strictly does not allow selling of blogspot blog, but with self hosting blog blog you can free to sell your blog anytime. Many of my friend, make blog and sell that and got a handsome money.
9. The Trackback:
The trackback feature is an important one if you want to know who is reading and responding to your blog. WordPress automatically make a comment in the post that was linked to other.
This is my idea about self hosting blog, might be you idea is different. Please share you idea via comment.