In this “How To Blog” article, we will look at some of the best blogging platforms available. One should carefully select the blogging platforms. The blogging software should be such that it should meet all your needs satisfactorily. Following are some points to consider before you select your blogging platform.
Points To Consider Before Choosing Your Blogging Platform
- Good Reputation:This is the most important point to consider before selecting your blog host. Do a google search on the host you’re considering and read as much as customer reviews as you can. Find out are they easy to contact for support? How much does the blog host takes to respond to a ticket. Select a blog host which enjoys good reputation in the market.
- Decent Web Interface:Even If you’re the least tech-savvy person there are somethings like installing wordpress, setting email, FTP accounts that you have to manage on your own. So If you’re using a interface that you can’t figure out, then that’s going to be a problem. So always choose a software that provides decent interface and tools that makes updates and modifications easier.
- RSS Feed For Subscription:Make sure that the blog host provides RSS feed subscriber, so that visitor who are interested in your niche can subscribe and you can directly reach out to them. Normally all blogging software includes this functionality but it is still better to check.
- Backup Of Content:Many web hosting companies include this feature in their package and it is really a benefit. Your blog hosting provider could experience a server crash or a technical difficulty that could wipe out information temporarily or permanently. This situation is very rare but it may happen. So make sure that your blog hosting provider include back up feature in your package and don’t forget to backup your blog daily.
- Price:For many a people, the price aspect would come first when choosing a hosting provider. But if you are starting a blog to make money online then it better not be the deciding factor. Someone has wisely said, “Jumping on the cheapest offer you see isn’t necessarily the best idea”. So first take a closer look at the feature that each host provides and then compare prices and select the best one._________________________________________________________
Some Popular Blogging Platforms/Software:
Blogger.com is one of the most popular blogging platform. It is completely free and easy to use and it’s been around longer than any other software. Blogger is a versatile blogging software and there is no limit in terms of how many blogs you can create or storage space. As google owns blogger, you can automatically integrate your blog with adsense and start earning from day one. Also, now you can directly integrate amazon and earn affiliate commission. It is a great option for beginners who want to launch a blog at no cost and also wants to earn through their blog.
- Typepad: It is great choice for novice blogger. It is more flexible than blogger and also one need not have any technical knowledge to use it’s features. However, there is cost associated to typepad and also the add-ins and plug-ins are limited. It may be a good choice for beginner but may not be that useful for power blogger.
- LiveJournal: LiveJournal is like an online diary where you can write your thoughts, feelings or anything you would like to share. It is simple and easy to use. You can create their free account or accept their paid membership. If you are looking to earn money from your blog then you have to go for their paid membership. It is a good starting place for beginners but it provides a limited amount of features and customization.
It is a popular free blogging software. A user can customize the blog by way of free templates. It is easy to use and also has a spam blocking plug-in.
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