I am now about to do a test…A competition if you will…between blogger.com and wordpress.com…
The competition will only have a few categories, and they will be as follows:
Picture Uploading Capabilities - 20 points available
There’s really only one thing that matters for this category - mass uploading. If a blog hosting website can NOT upload multiple pictures at once this will be considered a major deficiency and the site will be penalized accordingly. —Blogger 20 - Wordpress 0 (bloggers got the bulk, wordpress only the “one-at-a-timin-it)
Blogroll Update Emails - 5 points available
Blog providers will be judged on their ability to keep me up to date with the people in my blogroll. Updates from other users of the same provider should be simple and easy to manage. However, the ability for a provider to provide updates from users on different providers will be considered a extra bonus and awarded accordingly. For example: If Jon has a blogger blog, and blogger sends him updates from his friend Jack’s blog which is a wordpress blog - major bonus points. — Blogger 0 - Wordpress 0 (the search to find answers for this category got old real quick, plus I just learned how to subscribe to RSS)
Customizable Look and Feel - 15 points available
In this crazy, hectic world people everywhere are looking for ways to stand out and be unique. This rings true in the blog world. Blog providers will be judged on the customizability of their blogs. — Blogger 14 - Wordpress 9 - (blogger came out on top cause it’s customizability is just easier to do and figure out. The both only have just a few templates to work from, but with blogger you can change alot more of the elements in the template)
Mobile Upload and Update Capability - 5 points available + 5 bonus
Sooner or later everyone in the world will have an iPhone. Blog providers will be judged on weather or not blogs can be updated and uploaded to via the iPhone. The more capabilities a blog has the better. — Blogger 7 (update via email from iPhone) - Wordpress 2 (possible, but alot of steps)
User Friendliness - 15 points available
Blogs should be easy to use, update, and get around. Each blog provider will be judged on it’s user friendliness. The judging of this category is strictly up to the administer’s opinion. — Blogger 12 - Wordpress 8 - (they both are friendly, but not as friendly as some other sites in the areas of navigation, terminology, and ease - blogger came out on top I think because it’s run by google)
60 points available - with the possibility of an additional 5 bonus points
Final Results: Blogger 33 - Wordpress 19
The results of my test will be posted here, and if my findings conclude that blogger.com is better than wordpress.com - a change will be made.
Xanga will not be considered.
If you can think of any other categories that should be added to this competition, please list them here as soon as possible.