So, you want to start a blog. Where to begin? As usual, the best place to look is to search the internet. You also need an idea of what kind of blog you want to write. Every journey begins with a first step, right? So, beginning, or taking that first step of finding the right platform, is key. You want it to be flexible enough so that it can grow as your audience does.
Here are three of the best blogging forms to help you create the blog of your dreams. These were chosen because they cater to every level of experience from novice to expert; but special attention was given to the beginners.
Free is always good and WordPress does free like no one else. Your blog can be made yours by customizing it on WordPress.com. There is one catch though. Like many other free providers WordPress.com will take ownership of all your postings and will only show ads for WordPress.com. In other words, the WordPress.com website will make money on your blog. If this doesn’t bother you, you will be fine using it.
WordPress.org is the choice if you want your blog to make you money. You own the blog and its content. You can also design your theme, advertisements and install your choice of plugins. You will be the self-host in essence.
At the time of this article, WordPress is said to power greater than 25%of the entire web and is the most powerful blogging platform out there. It is extremely flexible and has more than 40,000 plugins available. It is suitable for all bloggers from professional to hobbyists who want to have power over their blogs. It is for bloggers who want to make money for their blogs and/or business.
Self-Starters Weekly Tips
The Self-Starters Weekly Tips Forum (SSWT) is a forum which is ran by an internet marketing pro. It is somewhat smaller than some of the other sites, but it is a close community and advice is well given and more personal than on some of the others.
It is a good site for those novice bloggers and digital marketers who may feel overwhelmed and lost in bigger forums. If you feel you are more than just a beginner, there is another forum which is not free; but, geared more toward those who have had a blog for a while and needs more expert advice.
These are just a few of the websites any blogger may find of use. WordPress is two different blogging platforms in one; but one has more bells and whistles than the other. If you are just starting a blog for fun or pleasure, WordPress.com is the choice for you. If, on the other hand, you want to make money, try WordPress.org. Self-starters weekly has tips and suggestions for all levels of bloggers and is also free. Choose the one which is right for you and start blogging.