Blogger is the website you go to for creating and maintaining a blog on Blogspot, which is the domain name for the blogs associated with Blogger. Blogger is a very easy-to-use site, owned by Google and tied into other Google accounts and applications. Blogger is free and offers lots of options but you must have a Google account to use. Of the free blog services we researched, this is probably the easiest to use and the most popular. Because Blogger is associated with Google, it is most easily indexed by the Google search index. You can use Google Analytics to track traffic, which is more complex than other blog tracking services.
|Basic blog service is free||"Next Blog" button*|
|Password protectable||Limited number of layout designs|
|Low barrier to entry, as easy to use as e-mail||Analytics must go through Google|
|Can use multiple authors||Doesn't support FTP protocol transfer|
|Can upload video|
|Can use your own domain name|
|Can monetize your blog through AdSense|
|Choose your own ad network|
|Allows mobile blogging|
|Fast search engine indexing (through Google)|
|Easy to moderate comments|
|Widgets available for adding content|
*"Next Blog" button takes reader to random other blogs with which you may not want to be associated. It is possible to remove the navigation bar that contains the "Next Blog" button if you have enough experience to manipulate the template code.