Blogging is so good for everything. Due to the inpact that it has in marketing and creating brand awareness, it has and is growing every day. To ensure that you remain relevant in the blogging community, it is important that you choose a blogging platform that will meet not only your needs but also those of your audience.
Choosing the right blogging platform can make for a phenomenomenal blogging experience. Blogging is meant to be fun, a walk in the park. The wrong blogging platform and approach, can make it a cumbersome chore and kill your passion.
The tools you use for blogging determine not only the quality and effectiveness but also the experience you and your audience get from it. It is worth taking the time to really look around for the best tools and platforms. At this point, in a general sense you are looking for a platform that provides an awesome user experience within a framework that is vast and flexible enough to make you have unique blogs. You might want to be willing to kiss a few blogging platforms and tools before you can kiss prince charming of blogging. If you are objective it will pay off.
It is important to know what is the most important thing that you are looking for in a blogging platform. You have to choose whether it is ease you want or customization. Highly customizable blogging platforms are much more difficult to use than automated ones like WordPress. If you are starting out, you might want to go for easy to use blogging platforms; these will give you the experience you need to grow but deny you the ability to create custom backgrounds, fonts and such other features. As you grow, you can start venturing out to customizable blogging platforms and make a seamless transition. Of course in case you are a veteran, you may find the limitation of automated platforms quite frustrating.
When looking at different reviews during your search it is important to keep your priorities in mind at all times. Be mindful of the reviewers preferences and mindset to get the best out of their reviews.
We are all different and unique.
Humanity is so vast. We are all different and unique and every expression of who an individual really is. While many blogging platforms try to give as much unity to the diversity, it is not possible to find a platform that is objectively the best. Each and every blogger has unique needs, the blogging movement is so much subjective. That explains the myriads of platforms that have been developed in order to meet the diverse needs of different bloggers undertaking diversely different projects.
Diversity is a good thing because it means that you will finally get something that works for you at your level of expertise and suits the context of your subject of interest.
Do not look for the best platform for everybody, look for the best platform for what you need to do.
Free or self-hosted?
You will need to decide whether you want to have a free blogging site or one that you can host for yourself. Free platforms are hosted by the developer companies. For a self-hosted platform, you will have to purchase your own domain name. Depending on the packages available, you might need to pay a fee occasionally. Some free blogging platforms come with an upgrade choice that will allow you to personalize them and have your own domain name.
What about the future?
How do you see your future in blogging? Great, right? Then you want a platform that will enable you to make transitions easily and move from one level to another. You want something that will give you the ability to make money and add business tools or even turn it into a fully-fledged website. As your blog grows, you will surely want to change the way things looks and add more features to improve your audience’s experience. This means that you have to choose a platform that will give room for growth right from the onset.
Starting off wrong can make it quite difficult to make a switch in the future. Starting right will give you all the power you need for success now and in the future.