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Selecting an appropriate blogging platform is very important

Blogging may be an easy thing to do for those who are interested to get involved, but the real power behind blogging is the blog platform that you choose to write and publish your posts. Believe me, you would not want a platform that does not conform to your expectations or does not deliver the “goods”, so to speak. When you decide to start your own blog, there are many choices to be made. The very first choice is which platform to use. You’ll need to determine whether you would prefer a hosted or non-hosted blog platform.

Below I am listing the top five blogging platforms with a little of their details. Choose the one you think is right for you and be part of the huge blogging network today.

WordPress: WordPress is the blogging platform that you can compare with Blogger in multiple ways. Let’s say that if Blogger was to be the most popular blogging platform right now, then WordPress would surely be the runner-up. Just like Blogger, WordPress is free as well and it is very simple to use. However, WordPress can be slightly difficult in technical terms therefore beginners can have a little complications when they start. However, when you have a WordPress blog, many user-friendly features and options can be used to make yourself a great blog; you can even take help from the tutorials available.

Blogger: The blogging platform from Google, known as BlogSpot or more commonly as Blogger. This blogging platform is highly user friendly as you expect Google to be. The popularity of Blogger is at the peak right now; many claim Blogger to be the best platform for blogging out of all. You can make your blog on this platform for free. Since Blogger was the very first platform made for blogging, it is the simplest of all to use.

Squidoo: If you have heard about HubPages, Squidoo is pretty similar to it; you will find it working as if you are on a social networking website. Lenses can be created that are pages for various topics; these can be linked to other lenses or linked together with each other. After a little while of using it, this platform becomes user friendly and the user can easily understand each and every feature of it. Blog over this platform can be made for free as well. Squidoo is preferred a lot in case you want to make money from your blog.

HubPages: As I mentioned before, HubPages is similar to a social networking website like Squidoo and not just a blogging platform. It is nothing like WordPress or Blogger, different. Being free to use, HubPages is considered to be the best platform for making money with blogging giving many additional options that come handy in this case.

TypePad: If you are looking for a traditional blogging platform, TypePad is the one. It will cost you a little unlike many other platforms. Features available will depend on what package you get. It is easy to use and even beginners can use this with confidence.

131 Comments

  1. David
    David November 6, 2012

    I have not made my profile private. The public is free to view. But why do my blog views go up so much when they are not checking out my profile?

    How do you access people’s blogs without viewing their profile? How do you search for latest blog entries? I see a link to most popular blogs but I can’t find a way to access latest blogs or see access to the myspace blogs only.

  2. Christopher J
    Christopher J November 6, 2012

    I own several blogs, how to import all the blog posts from one to another? And after imported, is the posts still avalible in the first blog site?

  3. Lachlan
    Lachlan November 7, 2012

    I was looking at sites like brain host and more particularly 1&1.com to make a blogging, vlogging site. I know there are services like blogger out there but as far as web hosting what would you recommend for blogging. Im looking for something that is easy to use and affordable but also very customizable. Thanks in advance.

  4. Erin
    Erin November 7, 2012

    I want to start my own blog and post it on web.Can somebody explain me step by step procedure of it?And any suggestions if there are.

  5. Echo
    Echo November 8, 2012

    I’m designing a blog, but I want to have customization on posts. In other words, each post’s format and design is completely different. I want to have full HTML control on my posts. Is there a blogging platform that will allow me to do that?

  6. Travoiz
    Travoiz November 8, 2012

    I am about to start a new Christian blog series, however, I am having trouble picking a platform. I’ve tried WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr in the past. While I enjoy all three, using all of them at once is a bit much for me. Based on any experience or evidence you have, which blogging platform out there has the most readers, members, etc. I’d like a platform with a large community. I have tried blogs before with little feedback, or stats. Also, any tips to gain more readers? I believe what I am writing is worth reading, and I hate posting blogs knowing only 1 person might read in a few months. Thanks!!

  7. The Villain
    The Villain November 8, 2012

    I want to be able to through a link post stories, pages, videos, pics, just as you would using Facebook ‘links’.

  8. mavis24
    mavis24 November 8, 2012

    I’m looking for a blogging platform that will let me have multiple blogs at different web addresses, and will let me post some items to more than one of them at a time. Is there anything out there that does this?

  9. Nathan B
    Nathan B November 9, 2012

    Hi! I’ve been wanting to start my own website to create my own personal brand. I would have my resume, some photos, artwork, and I wanted to start a personal blog using either Tumblr or WordPress. My only concern is if I use either of these platforms and post them onto my own paid domain, are they technically still my property or can the platform have dominion over them still? Plus, I’d love to hear any preferences from people on their blogging platform of choice. I’m not committed to either Tumblr or WordPress, those are just the 2 best I’ve seen thus far.

    Thanks!

  10. Mak Sultan
    Mak Sultan November 10, 2012

    I am starting to monetize my blog and I would like to know what some competitive rates are. I will put up simple banner ads. I have 500 unique visitors that visit my energy blog a week.

  11. David
    David November 10, 2012

    I’m looking to create a personal blog, but I would like for an audience to actively read it’s content. I remember creating a blog a long time ago, but the only people who read it were those that I told. I want to know if there is a popular blog site where many would actively read and comment on what I would put in the blog.

  12. Cliffy N
    Cliffy N November 10, 2012

    I have a tumblr blog and I want some co-owners, but I don’t want to give them my login information. I have seen people add other tumblrs on their blogs to co-own but I’ve tried to figure it out and I can’t seem to figure it out.

  13. Sir fliesalot
    Sir fliesalot November 10, 2012

    I am contemplating creating a blog. I have a few questions though. First I was wondering how old you think you should be when you start blogging? Second I was wondering what are the main things or most common things people write about in blogs? Beauty, Crafts, etc. Thanks so much in advance!

  14. Mc L
    Mc L November 11, 2012

    I made a more personal blog and I don’t want followers of my fun blog that don’t know me to see what I put on it. Can they see everything I post or just the posts for my fun blog?

  15. Noe R
    Noe R November 11, 2012

    I have a Blogspot blog, and I want that any time I publish a new post on my blog, a link to the new post will automatically be added to my Facebook news feed. Is there anyway to do this?

  16. John
    John November 12, 2012

    Looking for a site for blogging with a potential to add on online sales. For example, if I started a blog on classic cars, and potentially in the future sell “classic cars” t shirts on the site through PayPal or CC transactions?

  17. Mark
    Mark November 12, 2012

    I have a blog with average daily visitor of 225 per day from different search engines. My blog is related with Insurance/Finance (India). Earning of this blog is $0.50 average only from Google Adsense since few visitors clicked on advertisement. Please help me to increase my income. How to place Ads with Paid advertisers for their promotion or paid for Ads which will increase income even if even not click on their Ads.

  18. jdfan
    jdfan November 13, 2012

    I’ve been seeing a lot of sites that pay people for blogging but i can’t them to accept my blogs! What kind of blogs do advertisers prefer? Do blogs on sites like blogger stand a chance? And since i don’t know the nuances of paid blogging can somebody explain them to me?

  19. SKATEskum
    SKATEskum November 14, 2012

    I want to start a personal blog, but given the sensitive and personal info, I want to restrict it to friends and family that I approve. Ideally, they would request permission, I would approve/deny, and they sign in with a username/password. What blog sites will allow this?

  20. ScRSC
    ScRSC November 15, 2012

    I would like my blog to be connected to my google account and I want to be able to change the webpage backgrounds easily to make it unique. I also need to know how to attract people to my blog. Can anybody help?

  21. diggn4richez
    diggn4richez November 15, 2012

    Okay so i have two blogs and i want to reblog a picture onto my second blog but it wont let me! It only reblogs it onto my 1st blog. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! Whats the point in haveing two blogs anyways?

  22. Ray D
    Ray D November 16, 2012

    I just started a new blog about living life as an American expat in Belgium, and I’m including recipes that I’ve enjoyed cooking at eating. How can I connect with others through my new blog?

  23. Mathew
    Mathew November 16, 2012

    I want to start a review blog. My friend and I would be reviewing books, games, toys etc.

  24. Squall Leonhart
    Squall Leonhart November 17, 2012

    I just got a new blog and posted a new entry. How long would it take before it appears on Google searches?

  25. Oilers
    Oilers November 17, 2012

    I want to post a political blog on the internet that ppl and log into and post what they feel how do i do that?

  26. Beavis
    Beavis November 18, 2012

    I intend to start a blog on electronic products. What are the best ways to make money with my blog.
    I think Affiliate Marketing should be my main way of making money, but am I right?

  27. rndmaktn
    rndmaktn November 18, 2012

    I have a blog that’s private, so no one else sees it, but I still want to make it look nice. How can I personalize my blog without ******* it all up?

  28. Thomas A
    Thomas A November 21, 2012

    I would like to make a blog or a website so that i can put up my digital photography photos…
    How would i do that?

  29. borabora5524
    borabora5524 November 22, 2012

    I started a blog about fashion, and I wanted to know if that looks good on a college application.

  30. Xbox360king
    Xbox360king November 22, 2012

    I want to start a blog but would like to own the domain. Any ideas how to go about this?

  31. The Inc
    The Inc November 22, 2012

    How would I go about creating a new blog that could become successful in less than a year. I have a lot of ideas of different things I could include, so I don’t know that content would be an issue. What are good ways to promote a new blog and is it better to jump around with different topics or stick to one? What else can I do to make it successful??

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