There are tons of blogging platform out there (the software that helps create your blog), it becomes almost impossible to know which is the ‘right’ one for you, especially if you are a beginner.
There are certain thing you must consider before setting with a particular blogging platform, including its ease of use, your own level of computer skills, and the Internet. You also need to know the main ‘purpose’ of your blog – do you wish to blog for fun or for profit? – , and how visually oriented you want it to be.
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Here are top three best blogging platforms that is right for you:
If you are an artistic person and you think you will post tons of post pictures on your blog, go ahead and choose Tumblr. Tumblr focuses more on graphics and is designed for someone who wants to blog about pictures. Yahoo owns it and fortune 500 companies such as GQ and The Atlantic use it. Go and visit their site to get an idea of what you can do with your own blog using Tumblr.
Tumblr is very easy to use. It allows you to include images as well as text and videos on your posts. It also includes wide variety of themes so you can customize your blog’s page. It is also mobile friendly – i.e. it is accessible on your Smartphone or tablets.
The drawbacks of Tumblr are the same as its positive: It is heavily image oriented than narrative/text oriented. Before choosing the ‘right’ blogging platform, you should decide which would play a heavy role into the goals you have set for your goals.
There are many beautiful Tumblr pages out there, so we highly advise you to browse through some of them before coming to any conclusions yet.
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WordPress is another user-friendly platform. This is another mostly used blogging platform available free. In fact, one in every blog websites is WordPress based. One of the reasons why WordPress is so popular is its content management system: it offers from the simplest interface for the casual to a hobby blogger to some very complex and cool features for more expert bloggers.
Wall Street Journal and People Magazine uses it.
You can easily customize the look and feel of your blog using its wide range of theme library and thousands of free plugins. There are excellent video tutorials to help the beginners.
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Finally, let us look at Blogger, which was one of the earliest blogging services owned by Google. If you were blogging for profit or making site, Blogger plays a huge role with its other family members, such as Adsense. However, it is more limited when it comes to themes, but all these years in the blogging game means that it has solved out lot of glitches that are still evident on most blogging platforms.
Final thoughts: If you were choosing the best blogging platform for your site for whatever reason – money making or for fun – the first step you should do is do your homework – i.e. research to see what is truly out there. This will help you make an informed decision regarding which platform you should finally be choosing. Once you have done that, take your time to explore all the features offered by your chosen blogging platform. Read the tutorials, watch the videos, and once you are happy you can manage your blogging site. From then on, take the leap and enjoy with your entry into the world of blogging.
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