I will not try to compare pears and apples, mixing a blog platform hosted "in someone else's house" (Blogger .com) with the website creation platform that you can download in WordPress.org and install "in your own home", but if it's relevant to compare the blog hosting platforms of blogger.com and wordpress.com and, above all, see what you still have to improve on WordPress.com .
Redirect your domain
While on Blogger it's totally free on WordPress.com you have to pay $ 9.97 for mapping domain, that is, by redirecting your domain to your blog in WordPress.com and that it appears as if it were in your domain. To that you have to add (as is normal) the cost of the domain.
Although in principle WordPress.com offers 3 Gb of image hosting, compared to the stubby 1 Gb of Blogger, when you need more space the thing changes greatly. And is that Blogger offers 20 additional Gb for only $ 5 a year while on WordPress.com only 5 Gb more would cost you $ 19.97 per year, not to say if you want 15 Gb ($ 49.97) or 25 Gb (89 , $ 97) a barbarity.
Well, saving the quality distances between VideoPress and Google Video, we must admit that it is more expensive to pay $ 59.97 per year on WordPress.com than $ 0 in Blogger.
Blogger does not put any restrictions on advertising, in fact it makes life easier with the widgets available for this purpose or making it easier for you to link your Adsense account to your blog. On the other hand, WordPress.com by default does not allow you to add advertising, but if the Automattic guys eventually add ads to your blog (it's your business model to be able to offer free hosting). If you want, in addition, that you do not show YOUR advertising, you must pay $ 29.97 per year.
Although WordPress.com offers a good number of themes to customize your blog (currently 83 and up) , is not comparable with the huge amount of templates for Blogger that are available, many of them "ports" of premium WordPress themes to Blogger .
Well, yes, it's true. Blogger is even more popular than WordPress. And this is because virtually everyone has a Google account, either through iGoogle, GMail or its huge number of web applications. For this reason, adding a blog in Blogger is a matter of 1 click most of the time, and is there in sight.
To open an account in WordPress.com you must first know the service, provide a mail account (which WordPress does not provide – it would be a good idea to give free wp.com accounts for example) and start "moving" your blog from the community tags or linking right and left (the usual).
you search Google "create blog" and the first non-sponsored link is from Blogger (what did you think?), so it is clear that this is also a facility for the new user.
It seems clear that when someone is going to create a blog for the first time what you will find in the first place is Blogger, and this weighs.
Well, sure there are more things that WordPress.com should improve to overcome Blogger but I do not know right now nothing else happens. Can you think of anything else?