Does Google See Value In Bloggers?

It’s hard to believe that I’m coming up on five years here at Money Beagle.  I remember when I first pitched the idea to my wife, we were sitting at the beach (it’s nearby our house and at $25 for a seasonal pass, it was a great frugal value), and I pitched the idea of writing a money blog.  She was enthusiastic and it was there that it was decided that I’d move ahead.

I’ve loved all of my five years of blogging, and I’ve learned so much, but one of the trends I’m seeing is that Google seems to be placing less and less value on blogging.

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When I started blogging, I jumped right in and used WordPress, which is the most commonly used blogging platform.  After a year, for a variety of reasons that I won’t get into in this post, I actually switched to Blogger, which is owned by Google.  Bloggers is considered a step back from WordPress, and with good reason: Google hasn’t made any signficant updates in probably five years.  They’ve made a few cosmetic features, but in terms of things like allowing detailed customization, allowing compatibility with external developers, mobile support, and a modern interface, there’s been little to no progress.

It’s pretty apparent that even though they spent a ton of money on Blogger, they really don’t see the value of putting any type of significant investment.

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Don’t Do Something If You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

If you’ve read this blog for awhile, you may know that I used to run things on the Blogger platform.  Very early on, I actually started the blog on WordPress, but when I gave some thought of giving up blogging, I migrated over to Bloggers since that was free.

It didn’t take long for me to renew my interest in blogging, but I stuck with Blogger for a couple of years. I always had a mind to get off of it and over to WordPress, but it took a couple of years for me to do anything about it.

Finally, I found a new hosting company and got everything signed up.

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