Last Monday I took a cue from Lifehacker and asked SFDB readers what blogging platform they preferred from the 5 choices that Lifehacker readers had deemed worthy. A whole 23 readers responded and here are the results...
Blogger was the overwhelming favorite with 14 votes, Wordpress was 2nd with 7, Posterous and Tumbler each got one, and SquareSpace 0.
By contrast, Lifehacker's results looked something like this...
I know, it's tough to read. To summarize, Wordpress kicked butt with Blogger bringing up a distant second. You can click on the images to make them bigger.
What to make of this? Well, Lifehacker's sample was huge [>9,000] and naturally included a larger representation of bloggers and internet users than my measly poll. But I'm also thinking that the average Lifehacker reader might be a little more tech savvy and prefer the customization possibilities of the Wordpress platform.
Personally, I prefer Blogger because I want to spend more time writing than tinkering with my template and I don't want to go through the trouble of finding a host. I'm sure there are folks that can find fault with those reasons but for me, that's what it comes down to in the end.