With the sketchy nature of Google, I’m starting to decrease as many dependencies as I can from them. Starting with my blog. A part of it is just a technical test to find out how hard it would be to wean off of the free service.
Overall, there’s few – if any alternatives to WordPress that will let you import your blog from Blogger with such success. There are a few caveats I feel are worth mentioning, however…
Your tags will become categories
This may be somewhat far from wanted behavior for you if you’re hell bent on having a link cloud, or are planning on using the categorization features of WordPress to fill in other blanks.
Your images will still be hosted on Blogger
This isn’t nearly as big a deal as it seems – because there’s is an awesome little plugin called ‘cache-images’ that will scan your content for linked images not hosted locally – pull them to WordPress and update the references in the posts – all at the mere click of a button.
Overall the migration was easy as pie, and the toughest decision I faced was what theme, widgets, etc to use.