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What makes WordPress a better blogging platform?

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English: The logo of the blogging software WordPress. Deutsch: WordPress Logo 中文: WordPress Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Well, finally after months of soul searching I’ve come to the conclusion that WordPress is a better blogging platform.  There are several blogging platforms out there in the blogosphere , the commonest being WordPress and Blogger. From my limited exposure to the internet I chanced upon Blogger after my original blogging platform MSN closed down. I was quite happy with it till I discovered other blogs that looked better, loaded faster and seemed to get far more traffic than mine. That set me looking for greener pastures.

Choose what works for you.

Now before I go on and on about how great WordPress is, let me advise you to choose whatever works best for you. Perhaps those of you who are the real IT geeks as opposed to people like me, you may find it more challenging and satisfying to develop your own or discover your own blogging platform.

But if you are like me, an accidental but passionate blogger with little time to actually go down to the nuts& bolts, I would suggest you just jump into the big blue ocean of WordPress

Why WordPress?

A lot has been said about the features of WordPress :

  • Hundreds of themes – easier to choose the theme that suits you, your personality and your blog.
  • Lots of PlugIns – help in generating better-produced blogs.
  • Option of upgrading to self-hosted blogs – prevents the heartache of purchasing a third party domain and then getting lost in the process of setting things up.
  • Ease of uploading videos etc

All these features really mean nothing to the novice blogger who generally jumps in and then learns how to swim. But once you are in the pool, it is nice to know that there is help on hand to prevent you from drowning. This is where WordPress really scores – there is a strong team out there to help you with your queries.

But what really helped me come to this decision was none other than Co-Schedule a plugin that actually helps increase blog traffic. I was completely unaware of this awesome tool till a mailer from them arrived in my inbox one day. Always on the look out for improving my blog’s performance, I tried out Co-Schedule and found that it gave some real life tips on other aspects of blogging for free! But Co-Schedule works only with WordPress, so if you really need some constant nurturing, go for WordPress.

This is my post for WriteTribe ProBlogger Challenge

Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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5 Responses

  1. Vinitha says:

    I love WordPress too. I was started blogging at the blogger first then find the perks of WordPress , so migrated to WordPress. 🙂 I wasn’t aware about coschedule. Will check it and let you know. Thanks for sharing.
    BTW are you not in the group of write tribe? I haven’t seen your posts there. Not sure if I just missed your posts there.

  2. I like you am an accidental blogger and completely agree with your assessment and willingness to promote WP to other bloggers. Though I have no experience elsewhere, I do know that I want for nothing here and have gotten great help quickly every time I asked for it.

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