Is Blogger forgotten?
I noticed that these days, when people talk about blog platforms, Blogger (Blogspot) is not even being mentioned these days. (WordPress seems to be big.) How sad, I guess that means we can't expect much more development of Blogger?
If wordpress and other paid blogging platform like Movable Type are taken into consideration, Blogspot still hold the first spot with a command of 35%. Although WordPress has a mere 2% market share, they are made of mainly hardcore bloggers, which is why there are so many wordpress templates available while blogspot user has a limited choice of templates to choose from.
So Blogger is still biggest, odd how it is so invisible. Maybe I've only heard hardcore people talk.
I'm a bit confused: they say WordPress is a paid platform, but I have an old rarely-used blog on it, and I'm sure I haven't paid a dime to them. I did pay to Typepad though, when comparing platforms once, Typepad is only for pay. I would have thought this would mean it's better, but that was not clear. It's hard to compare the platforms, because they are all different and complex, it seems to me, and it takes a lot of time and work to just get a tentative overview over the usability and features of one.
To add to my confusion, this article claims a much higher marketshare for WordPress. And wordpress.com is different from wordpress.org.
Sadly it seems to me that as features go up, ease of use goes down. Not exactly uncommon, I admit.