I'm currently writing little things here and there on HubPages. I don't intend to get into blogging "seriously", and even the little articles I write I don't consider amazing. However, I do enjoy writing them, and have many future articles already planned out in my head for whenever I next have time to write again.
FYI, if you want to get a sense of the stuff I write, you can find me on HubPages (for now, at least?) here. I get on average anywhere between 1 to 7 views a day (total, across admittedly only 12 articles), so it's certainly not much. I just thought I'd provide the link in case the type of topics I write about is pertinent to your answer.
My question is whether I should move over to Google's Blogger (a.k.a. Blogspot), or some other similar free service.
What I like about Blogspot is that it's just you on there. It's just your stuff. If people start coming to that site of yours, it's always just for you. As opposed to HubPages, where it looks like they're going to get rid of subdomains fairly soon, essentially grouping together hubs by topic instead of author (though I assume "related" links in each hub will operate essentially the same).
Admittedly, I do also like the prospect of getting 100% of your adsense earnings on Blogspot, as opposed to splitting earnings 60/40 with HubPages.
Now, I understand the downsides are largely related to those very upsides.
On Blogspot, it is just me on there. On HubPages, there are possibly people coming to my articles because of links through other articles also on HubPages. There'll obviously be none of that on Blogspot.
And getting 100% of the earnings doesn't mean much if there's no traffic anymore.
Now, I don't actually mind not getting much money (for example, my goal is for years down the track, after having written up to hundreds of articles, the earnings be enough to simply buy a nice lunch every couple months for me and my wife). But I would like to have some visibility on the web.
On that note, if I move over, what would happen to my articles which consistently get at least a view a day? The articles which manage to get within the first or second page of google searches? I assume the HubPages articles would essentially disappear from the search results. But theoretically, from the new blogspot domain, over time those same articles would get back to where they were?
Any answers greatly appreciated - both those targeted at me and my amateur circumstances, and more generalised answers.