Which Blog Platform Should You Use?

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Which Blog Platform Should You Use?

Blogging-PlatformsOne of the first things you need to do when you set up a blog is to have a place to put the blog. The two options are a FREE hosting platform, like WordPress.com or Blogger, OR you can get your own self-hosted blog, like WordPress.org, which requires you to pay a monthly hosting fee in order for a hosting company to maintain your blog on their server.

Some of the things you should ask yourself when deciding on a blog server include:

  • What will this blog be used for – business or personal?
  • Will this be a money-making blog?
  • Can I afford to pay a host server?
  • How much technical skills will I need?
  • How much flexibility do I need?
  • Would I like unlimited options on customization?
  • Am I able to put ads on my blog?

Look at this video to get an introduction to the three most popular blog platforms: WordPress.com, WordPress.org, and Blogger.com.

After you watch the video, you should have a better understanding of which blog platform is better for you.  Essentially, a self-hosted WordPress gives you the most flexibility, but for a cost and more technical programming skills, where a WordPress.com is the easiest, but little customization, and Blogger essentially falls somewhere in the middle.

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