Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blogger vs Wordpress vs Live Journal

    Through a little bit of research, I’ve come up with a pro and con list for three of the blogging websites that are free to open.

Live Journal

Pro- Community oriented

Con- Generic page design unless you pay for upgrade. Cluttered and reminds people of Myspace.com.


Pro- Easy to customize your template and it’s categories are more user friendly for writing. BONUS: feature to import blogs!

Con- There is no search bar on top to search other blogs compared to blogger.com.


Pro- Blogger has a collection of easy-to-customize templates.

Con- Limited categorization for all your blogging.

     In conclusion, if I could go back in time I would have opened a Word Press account. I like the idea of more categories to display my blog posts/work.  Luckily, Wordpress has option to import any of your old blogs when opening a new account. So, it's a possibility that I may switch over to it.


  1. Thanks for this helpful analysis, Jennifer. I'm thinking about revising the format of my blog. And thanks for commenting on my interview with Maya Soetoro-Ng! So glad you liked it!

    On Beyond Words & Pictures

  2. I really like your blog. Your art work is nifty! I'm kinda in the same place you are, just submitting and stuff. I'm following you to keep up on your journey! Great job!

  3. You're welcome Megan. I opened a wordpress yesterday (but closed it right away) it was a bit time consuming for me. I also found it to be intimating when it came to designing the layout. When I have more time in the future, I may try and switch then.
    Good luck with your revision.

    Hi Rebecca,

    Thank you so much for the follow and your compliment on my artwork. Can't wait to check out your blog.

  4. LiveJournal rocks! Once you learn how to use it is the best one. Only two restrictions: javascript not allowed (but you can join AdSense) and no categories (not needed though). I spent but a while checking which one to join and in the end I had no doubt.


    1. Good to hear Cuaderna! I haven't tried to open one in a long time. Thanks for the suggestion about AdSense!

      I appreciate your visit and helpful advice :)


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