Book Blogger Hop is hosted at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This week's question:
Which format do you use? Blogger, Word Press, or an independent format?
Any reason for your choice?
When I started this blog ten years ago I had never heard of WordPress, so I used what most people I knew were using, namely, Blogger. I've stuck with it all these years because it is free and easy. While WordPress may have more power once you learn it, I think the learning curve (and options) on Blogger is more limited even now. This blog is a hobby and while I know many bloggers feel WordPress is more professional, the reality is that I am not a professional blogger. I enjoy making a few (and believe me, it is a few) dollars from this blog, I'm not under any illusion that if I only moved to a self-hosted WordPress blog, I'd get rich. If I moved to WordPress I'd have to either drop the ads and the revenue they generate or I'd have to pay for self-hosting, which would cost more than those ads now generate. Also, if I moved I'm sure I'd lose readers who check my blog through a feed reader and click on it periodically but who aren't invested enough in it to actually go to the trouble of changing their subscription.