Blogger and Blogspot are both owned by Google.
Blogger is a free publishing platform and Blogspot is a free domain service, which means Google hosts your blog on Blogger platform with a default Blogspot domain.
Launched in 2003, the same year when Google acquired Blogger, WordPress caught many eyeballs but left people perplexed as they thought it to be complex and not a free platform.
Little is known about the two WordPress softwares. One is WordPress.org (own house) and the other WordPress.com (rented house). The former is a freemium platform where you can host your own blog or website. And the latter, is a hosting service with different price plans and features.
Common features for both Blogger and WordPress
- Simple to get started
- Easy to use and manage
- Smooth software updates
- No installation issues
- Google(Blogger) and WordPress.com can suspend and delete your account if they find you are violating their terms of service
|Hosted by Google||Hosted by WordPress|
|Social sharing is geared towards Google+ rather than all social networks||More social sharing options than Blogger|
|Options to monetize with Adsense and promote with Adwords||Facility available only on the WordPress.com Business Plan.Sites on the Premium Plan and below are limited to WordAds.|
|Range of themes and customization options are limited||More range of themes and customization thanks to third-party themes and plugins|
|No SEO advantage||Best use of SEO|
For casual blogging, Blogger will be the right pick for you. But for bloggers who aim at making money and putting up a professional website or blog, hop onto WordPress, specifically WordPress.org as it has more features and is a self-hosted software.