Blogger: When created by Evan Williams in 1999, seven years before Williams co-founded Twitter, Blogger was bar none the easiest way to create and maintain a blog. But the world has moved on. Rival network Tumblr has social features that vastly outmatch Blogger’s, while WordPress is much easier to customize and has a robust development and design community supporting it. As with Google Groups, the only reason Google may want to keep Blogger around is to preserve the old content and avoid a PR backlash. But Google could easily put a freeze on new blogs and posts.From my perspective I don't see a lot of new stuff coming out on blogger, and word press seems to keep on moving rapidly. I don't know squat about Tumblr and whether or not Yahoo has killed it yet but that is another competing platform.
Certainly there isn't a lot of exciting energy that Google is pouring into Blogger. It seems kind of dumb on their part because it is a way to create free content (for them) to pour into their network. I guess they are so vast in their scope and scale and have already indexed everything that they don't even care if it comes from them or someone else, but it seems like an easy way for them to make some more money.
Or maybe like Dan says all the time that this is just the best buggy whip around and everyone has already moved on to mobile and everything else that isn't a blog. But I'm not exactly sure about that because there seems to be a million sites already on word press and they are growing every day. Even though lots of firms / people / groups are already on Facebook and Twitter, they still seem to have a web presence, too.
I guess from our perspective it would probably not be that big of a deal to move this site (and another site) over to word press. it is free and we have lots of sites there already. I'm sure there would be some pieces that would be a pain in the rear to do like the photos and we might lose some old posts here and there but who cares, as long as we keep the recent and main ones. No one goes into the blog archives anyways.