Many times people face a lot of troubles when launching their blog online. For some, it can be a very simple process, while for others, it can be a little tricky.
Even if people managed to set up their blog, at some point, they get confused and ends up in making a wrong decision.
So, here I have listed all the golden tips that you must always follow while choosing your best blogging platform.
Decide between Blogging Platform Google Plus
First of all, you should determine whether you want to go for your blog or you want to go for a blogging platform like Google Plus. Many people consider Google Plus as a good platform to start blogging as there is no limitation on your word length like Twitter.
As you are in a social circle people will be able to read and comment on your blog quickly but here is the catch.
Only those can comment who will have an account on the same platform like Gmail.
The reason why I would not suggest you go for Google+ or any other platform because let’s say if a user liked your post and wanted to read more he would have to scroll through every update, post archive that you have, and it will be exhausting.
Determine Whether Your Blog Will Be Self-hosted or Not
When it comes to hosting, there are two options that one can go for. First is self-hosting, where one can host their website without any third party integration.
Self-Hosted blogs give a positive signal to search engines, and it makes them more optimized. You will get to have your domain, or the company name is another name that you want to go for as long it is available.
On the other hand, externally hosted do not gives any such benefits. You will have an external company’s website domain start that anyone can identify.
What Is The Motive Of Your Blog
Another significant aspect is what is the reason that drove you to start your blog. If you want to create a portfolio blog and just that or something similar to that, then there is no requirement to get a dedicated hosting as it will cost you a lot.
But if you are planning to launch a dedicated blog which will be updated regularly and wants to make money from it then the whole scenario is going to be different.
You will need hosting, which means self-hosted blog. You will require a good platform and then only you will be able to make an impact.
Decide Whether You Want To Use Blogger
The blogger is a Google’s product which means that you can access your blog from your Google dashboard, which will, in turn, be helpful to you if you are also interested in YouTube, Gmail, Google Drive.
As blogger is part of the Google group, there is a lot more chance that your blog will be highly optimized and as a result, your post will rank higher.
This platform works the best for newbies and beginners as first of all it is free and you can make a hundred blogs per account.
Secondly, it is pretty easy to use as it has user-friendly options to play with and therefore no confusion.
Decide Whether You Want To Use WordPress.com or WordPress.org
WordPress is divided into two major giants, WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
WordPress.com shares a lot of features with the WordPress.org There are many options and features that can be treated in the most advanced way or in the simplest way.
You can start off with the WordPress.com domain and then when you can see results you can migrate your website to the WordPress.org
There are some cons as well in using the WordPress.com like there are no custom themes, plugins, or HTML editing.
On the other hand, WordPress.org is the place where you can get the Content Mangement System (CMS) for free. You just have to get a proper hosting with the domain name. Once you have those two things covered, you will have the complete control over your website or your blog.
It is considered as the best of all categories because it will give you the full control of your website. You can do anything you wish for on your website, and it is easy.
You might be thinking that it is a little difficult to set up your website, but that part is also the easiest. There are pre-designed themes in the market that you can use, and you can easily make changes to your website layout.
Decide Whether You Want To Go For Any Other Platform
Apart from these, there are other platforms that you can go for like Tumblr (which cannot be highly recommended for if you are looking for a graphic rich website), TypePad (which has been around, and it has become famous now).
Over To You!
You must give some serious thought to the idea or the reason why you are making a website or a blog. The moment you do that, you will be able to answer most of the queries by yourself.
Match your objectives with the platform which is capable of executing it, and you are ready to go.
I hope you this post will help you to select the best blogging platform. If have any queries or doubt, feel free to ask it in the comment section. I will get back to you as soon as possible.