Blogging has now become a widely accepted form of media. Bloggers, people who blog, are now considered journalists. It is now very easy to express opinions, give comments on current events and keep a journal because of technology. More and more people, old and young alike, are interested to be bloggers. So which are the best places for beginners to start their blogs?
WordPress offers two types of blogging service:
These are both free, but have different set of benefits that you can utilize and maximize according to your blogging needs. WordPress requires no coding knowledge; it is very easy to use. If you want to have your own domain name, you can pay for it for a very affordable price.
WordPress.org gives you complete control of your blog. You can do whatever you want with it. Customize the look of your blog the way you want it to be. It is perfect for bloggers who have been blogging for a long time because they are literally the masters of their website with WordPress.org.
WordPress.com, on the other hand, has roughly half of WordPress.org. That means that less maintenance for the blogger, but less control of the blog. One of the best things about WordPress is that it is ?social? in a way. It has 100,000 posts published everyday so you will surely encounter other bloggers along the way.
Overall, WordPress is a good website for both amateur and professional bloggers.
Blogger is Google?s free blog-hosting site. It was formerly known as Blogspot.com. It is also one of the oldest blogging sites.
It is very simple to use, that?s why it is the best choice for beginners. ?Membership here is easy. Just use your Gmail account and you can publish your first posts in minutes. It has different features that can be learned easily. You can even add widgets to your site. Blogger offers great service, but the designs provided are limited, unlike WordPress.
If you want to increase your blog views, you can make use of its tagging feature which will make your blog search engine optimized. It also offers money making opportunities; you can try the Adsense ?monetization? feature.
The overall look of the blog is as not as professional as how WordPress looks, but if you want a platform you can use with ease, Blogger is for you.
Tumblr offered a refreshing take on blogging. Tumblr is not only user-friendly but it provides its users a community where they can interact freely. This is a blog site that can be compared to a social networking site because bloggers can comment on posts, reblog others posts and send messages to each other.
With Tumblr, you can post text content, pictures, videos, audios, and other related links in your blog space. It is also considered the best platform for microblogs. This means that textual content is minimal, but other available features are enhanced and emphasized. Examples of microblogs are photos and video blogs. Because of this, Tumblr is a rather informal blogging site compared to Blogger and WordPress.
Tumblr may be informal but it is very easy to make your posts go viral because again, it is social.