I love experiments. I’ve done several in the field of chemistry, and even earned a frequent visitor pass at my local hospital burn unit. And, of course, there was that social experiment with the karaoke machine at Burning Man…but that’s another story.
But today, I conducted the Great Blogger vs. WordPress.com Experiment.
My Hypothesis: I believe it was possible to launch a new blog on the Internet in less than 15 minutes.
- a profile with one uploaded photo,
- a short post with one link, and
- a selected theme (not the default blog theme).
Testing and Observation: It took me 11 minutes and 5 seconds to create this blog on Blogger. While it took me 11 minutes and 21 seconds to create this blog on WordPress.com. However, to create a blog on Blogger, I had to have a Google account. Since I already had an account, I was able to immediately create my Blogger account and start my blog. If you don’t have a Google account, you would first have to spend a minute or two (took me 1:20) creating the Google account. That would make the entire time creating the Blogger blog 12 minutes and 25 seconds.
Results: Hypothesis proven correct. It is possible to start a blog in less than 15 minutes using either Blogger or WordPress.com. Of course, the features and other factors may play a role in which platform to use, but either will allow you to get a blog up in just minutes.
Next Hypothesis to Test: Can a hamster and a turtle live as friends in 10 gallon aquarium?
I expect this research to be published in the Journal of Obvious Knowledge Experiments early next month. But if you’d like to break the news, feel free to publish these results.