The downfall of Blogger (formerly Blogspot) over the years has snitched away its flagship of blogging world. Today, almost all professional bloggers all around the world doesn’t favor Blogger at all, and they go with the alternatives. You may have read many Blogger vs. WordPress vs. Tumblr articles, but this article accentuates over the main reasons and disadvantages due to which Blogger has got ruined over the years.
Although, Blogger is a part of search engine giant Google, but this doesn’t make it any good because Google has been killing products since a very long time. The majors are Orkut, Google Buzz, Google Reader and soon we’ll be seeing assured death of feedburner and Google+ too.
While Blogger has some advantages over other platforms as it is easy to use, offers hundred percent uptime, self-hosted by Google and it is really very secure. But its advantages still can’t bear the burden of its disadvantages.
So let us dig a little inside some precise reasons which can answer our question i.e. Why Blogger is dead and has no future?
Competition with alternatives
Blogger is facing fierce competition with other alternatives like WordPress and Tumblr, as they both provide better features and experience. WordPress.com alone is hosting around 74 million blogs. And it’s open source version WordPress.org powers around 19% of the world’s total websites. Tumblr, owned by Yahoo is another contender that is also a successful platform which comprises of all benefits embraced by Blogger and additional features too.
No updates since a long time
Although Google has come up with updates to fix itty-bitty things in Blogger. But we should admit that we haven’t seen any major updates in the platform since five years at least. The text editor is also the same as it was light years ago.
Limited Design and Layouts
Blogger has not been able to implement any appealing templates. I’m seeing the same templates ever since I had created my first blog using Blogger which was in 2010. And such outdated templates has no match for today’s modern web. However there are premium templates available too, but they aren’t as impressive as WordPress and Tumblr themes which have been benefited with third party distributors like Themeforest and creativemarket.
Limited access and customization
Under Blogger, features are really very limited. You can’t peek into the structure to edit existing functions or to add new ones, except from customizing HTML & CSS. And there are no add-ons or plugins available to extend the functionality.
With Blogger you are not permitted to implement your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) practices. There is no way to set focus keyword and meta-description, as these are generated automatically which is not considered good from a professional blogging perspective. Moreover your rankings get hurt harshly if you don’t post frequently as Google controls everything that goes inside and outside of your blog.
To sum up
Very few people consider to purchase premium templates and put money on Blogger due to its limited capability and accessibility. The feature rich and appealing alternatives like WordPress and Tumblr have come really far to survive in the present and future of modern web. Blogger is a good platform for the beginners and personal bloggers, but it is not an option for professional and experienced bloggers. By saying that “Blogger is dead and has no future” I don’t mean to convey that Google should discontinue Blogger, I just want to demand improvement in it so that personal bloggers gets benefited.