Selecting an appropriate blogging platform is very important

Posted on Sunday, July 15th 2012 1:29 am by menj in Blogging, Internet

Blogging may be an easy thing to do for those who are interested to get involved, but the real power behind blogging is the blog platform that you choose to write and publish your posts. Believe me, you would not want a platform that does not conform to your expectations or does not deliver the “goods”, so to speak. When you decide to start your own blog, there are many choices to be made. The very first choice is which platform to use. You’ll need to determine whether you would prefer a hosted or non-hosted blog platform.

Below I am listing the top five blogging platforms with a little of their details. Choose the one you think is right for you and be part of the huge blogging network today.

WordPress: WordPress is the blogging platform that you can compare with Blogger in multiple ways. Let’s say that if Blogger was to be the most popular blogging platform right now, then WordPress would surely be the runner-up. Just like Blogger, WordPress is free as well and it is very simple to use. However, WordPress can be slightly difficult in technical terms therefore beginners can have a little complications when they start. However, when you have a WordPress blog, many user-friendly features and options can be used to make yourself a great blog; you can even take help from the tutorials available.

Blogger: The blogging platform from Google, known as BlogSpot or more commonly as Blogger. This blogging platform is highly user friendly as you expect Google to be. The popularity of Blogger is at the peak right now; many claim Blogger to be the best platform for blogging out of all. You can make your blog on this platform for free. Since Blogger was the very first platform made for blogging, it is the simplest of all to use.

Squidoo: If you have heard about HubPages, Squidoo is pretty similar to it; you will find it working as if you are on a social networking website. Lenses can be created that are pages for various topics; these can be linked to other lenses or linked together with each other. After a little while of using it, this platform becomes user friendly and the user can easily understand each and every feature of it. Blog over this platform can be made for free as well. Squidoo is preferred a lot in case you want to make money from your blog.

HubPages: As I mentioned before, HubPages is similar to a social networking website like Squidoo and not just a blogging platform. It is nothing like WordPress or Blogger, different. Being free to use, HubPages is considered to be the best platform for making money with blogging giving many additional options that come handy in this case.

TypePad: If you are looking for a traditional blogging platform, TypePad is the one. It will cost you a little unlike many other platforms. Features available will depend on what package you get. It is easy to use and even beginners can use this with confidence.

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    • David says:

      November 6th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      I have not made my profile private. The public is free to view. But why do my blog views go up so much when they are not checking out my profile?

      How do you access people’s blogs without viewing their profile? How do you search for latest blog entries? I see a link to most popular blogs but I can’t find a way to access latest blogs or see access to the myspace blogs only.

    • Christopher J says:

      November 6th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      I own several blogs, how to import all the blog posts from one to another? And after imported, is the posts still avalible in the first blog site?

    • Lachlan says:

      November 7th, 2012 at 11:30 am

      I was looking at sites like brain host and more particularly 1&1.com to make a blogging, vlogging site. I know there are services like blogger out there but as far as web hosting what would you recommend for blogging. Im looking for something that is easy to use and affordable but also very customizable. Thanks in advance.

    • Erin says:

      November 7th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      I want to start my own blog and post it on web.Can somebody explain me step by step procedure of it?And any suggestions if there are.

    • Echo says:

      November 8th, 2012 at 3:27 am

      I’m designing a blog, but I want to have customization on posts. In other words, each post’s format and design is completely different. I want to have full HTML control on my posts. Is there a blogging platform that will allow me to do that?

    • Travoiz says:

      November 8th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      I am about to start a new Christian blog series, however, I am having trouble picking a platform. I’ve tried WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr in the past. While I enjoy all three, using all of them at once is a bit much for me. Based on any experience or evidence you have, which blogging platform out there has the most readers, members, etc. I’d like a platform with a large community. I have tried blogs before with little feedback, or stats. Also, any tips to gain more readers? I believe what I am writing is worth reading, and I hate posting blogs knowing only 1 person might read in a few months. Thanks!!

    • The Villain says:

      November 8th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      I want to be able to through a link post stories, pages, videos, pics, just as you would using Facebook ‘links’.

    • mavis24 says:

      November 8th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      I’m looking for a blogging platform that will let me have multiple blogs at different web addresses, and will let me post some items to more than one of them at a time. Is there anything out there that does this?

    • Nathan B says:

      November 9th, 2012 at 5:21 am

      Hi! I’ve been wanting to start my own website to create my own personal brand. I would have my resume, some photos, artwork, and I wanted to start a personal blog using either Tumblr or WordPress. My only concern is if I use either of these platforms and post them onto my own paid domain, are they technically still my property or can the platform have dominion over them still? Plus, I’d love to hear any preferences from people on their blogging platform of choice. I’m not committed to either Tumblr or WordPress, those are just the 2 best I’ve seen thus far.

      Thanks!

    • Mak Sultan says:

      November 10th, 2012 at 7:53 am

      I am starting to monetize my blog and I would like to know what some competitive rates are. I will put up simple banner ads. I have 500 unique visitors that visit my energy blog a week.

    • David says:

      November 10th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I’m looking to create a personal blog, but I would like for an audience to actively read it’s content. I remember creating a blog a long time ago, but the only people who read it were those that I told. I want to know if there is a popular blog site where many would actively read and comment on what I would put in the blog.

    • Cliffy N says:

      November 10th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      I have a tumblr blog and I want some co-owners, but I don’t want to give them my login information. I have seen people add other tumblrs on their blogs to co-own but I’ve tried to figure it out and I can’t seem to figure it out.

    • Sir fliesalot says:

      November 10th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      I am contemplating creating a blog. I have a few questions though. First I was wondering how old you think you should be when you start blogging? Second I was wondering what are the main things or most common things people write about in blogs? Beauty, Crafts, etc. Thanks so much in advance!

    • Mc L says:

      November 11th, 2012 at 5:57 am

      I made a more personal blog and I don’t want followers of my fun blog that don’t know me to see what I put on it. Can they see everything I post or just the posts for my fun blog?

    • Noe R says:

      November 11th, 2012 at 6:41 am

      I have a Blogspot blog, and I want that any time I publish a new post on my blog, a link to the new post will automatically be added to my Facebook news feed. Is there anyway to do this?

    • John says:

      November 12th, 2012 at 6:59 am

      Looking for a site for blogging with a potential to add on online sales. For example, if I started a blog on classic cars, and potentially in the future sell “classic cars” t shirts on the site through PayPal or CC transactions?

    • Mark says:

      November 12th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      I have a blog with average daily visitor of 225 per day from different search engines. My blog is related with Insurance/Finance (India). Earning of this blog is $0.50 average only from Google Adsense since few visitors clicked on advertisement. Please help me to increase my income. How to place Ads with Paid advertisers for their promotion or paid for Ads which will increase income even if even not click on their Ads.

    • jdfan says:

      November 13th, 2012 at 8:42 am

      I’ve been seeing a lot of sites that pay people for blogging but i can’t them to accept my blogs! What kind of blogs do advertisers prefer? Do blogs on sites like blogger stand a chance? And since i don’t know the nuances of paid blogging can somebody explain them to me?

    • SKATEskum says:

      November 14th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      I want to start a personal blog, but given the sensitive and personal info, I want to restrict it to friends and family that I approve. Ideally, they would request permission, I would approve/deny, and they sign in with a username/password. What blog sites will allow this?

    • ScRSC says:

      November 15th, 2012 at 5:17 am

      I would like my blog to be connected to my google account and I want to be able to change the webpage backgrounds easily to make it unique. I also need to know how to attract people to my blog. Can anybody help?

    • diggn4richez says:

      November 15th, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Okay so i have two blogs and i want to reblog a picture onto my second blog but it wont let me! It only reblogs it onto my 1st blog. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! Whats the point in haveing two blogs anyways?

    • Ray D says:

      November 16th, 2012 at 10:25 am

      I just started a new blog about living life as an American expat in Belgium, and I’m including recipes that I’ve enjoyed cooking at eating. How can I connect with others through my new blog?

    • Mathew says:

      November 16th, 2012 at 10:25 am

      I want to start a review blog. My friend and I would be reviewing books, games, toys etc.

    • Squall Leonhart says:

      November 17th, 2012 at 2:13 am

      I just got a new blog and posted a new entry. How long would it take before it appears on Google searches?

    • Oilers says:

      November 17th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      I want to post a political blog on the internet that ppl and log into and post what they feel how do i do that?

    • Beavis says:

      November 18th, 2012 at 5:57 am

      I intend to start a blog on electronic products. What are the best ways to make money with my blog.
      I think Affiliate Marketing should be my main way of making money, but am I right?

    • rndmaktn says:

      November 18th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      I have a blog that’s private, so no one else sees it, but I still want to make it look nice. How can I personalize my blog without ******* it all up?

    • Thomas A says:

      November 21st, 2012 at 5:33 am

      I would like to make a blog or a website so that i can put up my digital photography photos…
      How would i do that?

    • borabora5524 says:

      November 22nd, 2012 at 12:07 am

      I started a blog about fashion, and I wanted to know if that looks good on a college application.

    • Xbox360king says:

      November 22nd, 2012 at 2:24 am

      I want to start a blog but would like to own the domain. Any ideas how to go about this?

    • The Inc says:

      November 22nd, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      How would I go about creating a new blog that could become successful in less than a year. I have a lot of ideas of different things I could include, so I don’t know that content would be an issue. What are good ways to promote a new blog and is it better to jump around with different topics or stick to one? What else can I do to make it successful??

    • liza says:

      November 24th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      I have a music blog on blog spot but no-one has even seen it and I would love people to see it etc.

      So got any tips?

    • Zack Faria says:

      November 25th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      I have downloaded a couple of blog templates aka blog skins from the internet & I am having problems in uploading it to my blog. Could anyone help?

      FYI, I have uploaded all images from the folder of the template to a free picture hosting site & edited the HTML but still failed. What gives?

    • Harriet W says:

      November 26th, 2012 at 3:16 am

      I have a WordPress blog and what I need is to rotate my blog posts over and over with a preset time interval. And also I’d like to shuffle my posts. Would RSS feeds pick up the rotated blog posts as new ones? Does someone have this PHP code? Thanks

    • kass9191 says:

      November 29th, 2012 at 12:39 am

      I have started a blog but i have no clue how to attract visitors to my site. Is there any way that i could do it more effectively?

    • Denali says:

      November 29th, 2012 at 1:25 am

      I have a friend creating a blog. Its about baking.
      What are the best fonts to use for titles and bodies of text.
      What are some good combinations of fonts that make reading blogs enjoyable ad look great.

    • Jermaine J says:

      November 29th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      I have thought about starting a personal blog but don’t know too much about it. Does anyone have information as to costs, start up, how to? Would you please give links? Also, is there a way to have a personal blog and make any profit off of it? Thanks all!

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