If you are looking at Google Blogger as a free to use Blog, then here are three things you need to know.
Google, Blogger, is obviously free andwhile free is good in a lot of ways, when it comes to Blog platforms, then free is something to be avoided
Let me explain a bit further, because as a free lover, this is my experience of free blog platforms
In partcular Google Blogger
I arrived at Google Blogger through bad experiences with Bluehost and Hostgator
Both of the those platforms, turned what should be an expression of your personality and experience through writing
Thoroughly fed up with both the previous WordPress Platforms, I turned to Blogger
Initially I liked the platform
Yes its free, but you can pick a design that you like and within reason customise that design
On that side of things, it was very similar to a self hosted WordPress platform
So all good there.
#1~ Choosing a Domain Name
Google lets you have an option to choose a domain name as well, which is good, however it is not the cheapest
Like most Google Products, the costing is above average, so you are better choosing a domain name from another provider and pointing it at the domian you have chosen
So instead of Yourname@Blogspot.com you can have yourdomainname.com
#2~ Content …
In terms of content wand what you write about, well yes it was good there as well, or at least it was to a point
Because everything yu write about on Blooger is subject to scrutiny and vetting
Now this is not so good, if you want freedom of expression
#3~ Not Self Hosted
This might seem a small point, especially if you are not an avid writer and only writing maybe as a hobby
Your blogger is not self hosted, so therefore you have zero control over it and although Google brought Blogger years ago, not every product they buy or evolve, tneds to work out
So, if they decide to scrap it, then your content goes with it and if you have invested a lot of time into putting good quality content onto it then, unless you have backed it up, you are going to be unlucky.
#4~ No Training
Okay its basic and free, and at first sight you wonder how it works, because there are no training lessons on how to put togther a blog, so it looks decently professional
#5 ~Coding Issues
One of the biggest bug bears you will find with Blogger and when you are writing posts
when it comes to changing fonts and headings, so your content looks slightly nicer for your reader
You will find yourself, constantly spacing out and possibly even deleting some text, before you can adjust it properly
You cannot create Breadcrumbs with Blogger, as some WordPress Themes will allow.
From my experience I found this hugley frustrating, so much so, that i decided to cut my losses and look for a good WordPress self hosted platform again
Which is why, I highly recommend