When comparing Blogger vs Hexo, the Slant community recommends Hexo for most people. In the question“What are the best solutions for a personal blog?” Hexo is ranked 4th while Blogger is ranked 19th.
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Pro No ads
You can turn on ads if you want, but you can also keep your Blogger blog ad-free. That is different from WordPress.com (free hosted WordPress) where there are ads, and you cannot do anything about it.
hosted by google
Pro Every Google account has one
If you have a Google account from any other of their services, such as Gmail, Youtube or Google+, you automatically have a Blogger account as well.
Pro Supports multiple authors
Multiple people can contribute to a single blog.
Pro Custom domain support
You can use either your own URL or a *.blogspot.com URL.
The Blogger API allows you to publish and manage your content via a custom client app
Pro Allows custom advertisements
Such as project wonderful, or just google adsense,. so you can make money from your blog.
Pro Android and iOS mobile apps
Allows viewing and editing content from your mobile device.
Pro Analytics integration
There's very basic analytics, but you can upgrade if needed.
Pro Fast and easy to use
Pro Deployment is easy and fast
Hexo built sites can be easily deployed to Github pages, Heroku, Openshift (custom cartridge needs to be setup) or any other custom solution (just copy over the
public folder). Any deployment is as simple as editing the
_config.yml file and running the
Pro Generating a blog is pretty fast
Generating a new blog with Hexo is generally really fast. Hexo truly lives up to it's name as a simple and fast static website generator.
Pro Constantly updated and actively maintained
Hexo's repository in GitHub is very active and it's actively being maintained. Updates are released every two or three months.
Pro Complete and helpful documentation
Hexo's documentation is very thorough and helpful, especially for people who are just starting with it.
Con Bad post editor
It is a WYSIWYG html editor, and it would be a bit better if it used <p> tags. Instead it uses divs and brs everywhere, which leads to inconsistent or just crappy typography and spacing.
Con Limited authorization system
Sadly the authorization system is fairly limited. Co authors can post and publish, without you getting a chance to pre-check their posts as an admin. e.g. you can't give them "create" and not give them "publish" permissions. They can only edit their own posts however.
Con Can be very slow
Loading times can be huge - results may vary on your use of template, but even a fairly lightweight template can load quite slow.
Con Not fully HTML4 or 5 compliant
And impossible to get it perfectly accepted by the W3C verifier no matter how much you tinker.
Con Relatively large community but the majority is non-english speakers
Hexo has a relatively large following and community, especially in China. While this is certainly a positive, many developers who do not know chinese would be unable to follow all the guides and tutorials out there written by their chineses counterparts.