Blogger is a blog publishing and hosting service owned by Google, and access to it is included with every Google account. It lets people and organizations publish diary-style web logs about anything they want. Users can customize how their blogs look and they can also publish them for free using a subdomain of blogspot.com. They can additionally publish their blogs to custom domains. User can further publish as many as 100 blogs per account, and they can monetize their blogs through Google's ad network.
- Allows anyone to create diary-like web logs of anything they want for free
- Includes a free SSL certificate
- Blogs can be monetized with ads
- Is completely free to use, unless you want a custom domain
- Is incredibly easy to set up and maintain
- Is included with every Google account
- Allows for up to 100 blogs
- Lacks the features and customization options of more modern blog services
- Has no customer support at all
- Has no support for a home or landing page
- There is a distinct possibility that Google will discontinue the service at some point
Blogger practically invented the concept of blogs way back in the late 1990s, and the service is not only still available today but it is still widely used. While, in terms of technology, it has fallen behind more modern services such as Tumblr and Medium, it still offers a wealth of features, and does this completely free of charge. In fact, it even lets you earn money from your blogs through Google's advertisement network. You also get a free SSL certificate, as long as you do not use a custom domain. Blogger is also very simple to use. Even someone who has a very limited computer knowledge can set up and run their own blog there. The service is also fast and well maintained. What's more, you probably do not even need to register an account for it, as it is included for all Google accounts. There are, though, many drawbacks to using Blogger. Not only is it a bit outdated compared to newer blog services, it comes with no customer support at all. Also, its customization options are limited if you are not a whiz at HTML and CSS, and it offers no possibility of a home or landing page. Finally, there is always a distinct possibility that Google will shut the service down at some point in the future, much as it has done with many other of its services that became outdated.
It is ridiculous that in the 21st century Google owns a blogging platform that is actually an unfinished product. Blogspot templates are full of wrong scripts without any solution, the bloggers have to solve it themselves! I received visits from suspicious scam bloggers hosted on Google Blogspot without any restriction. You cannot avoid them, you cannot block them, Google does not allow to block spammers and their IP addresses (countries of origin). You are completely alone and helpless. Google robots make you liable for incorrect HTML scripts from Blogspot templates, which are actually from Google itself and cannot be changed!!! Google blogspot is a waste of time!