What makes WordPress a better blogging platform?
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
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