Why WordPress Is the Best Blogging Platform

By: | May 14, 2018 | Tags: , , | 17 comments

Which blogging platform should you use?

It’s Never Too Late For Blogging!

With the ever-expanding nature of the internet, it’s easy to feel like it’s too late to start your own blog. Watching the rise and fall of major websites like Myspace and Gawker can be discouraging. But the truth is that it’s never been easier to get choose a blogging platform and started.

This post will explain the benefits of blogging with WordPress whether you choose free WordPress hosting or a premium alternative.

Starting a blog used to be far more difficult in the previous years. Domain registration and hosting services were complicated and limited. Even if you’ve handled all that, a near collegiate level knowledge of web design was necessary if you wanted your site to be anything more than text on a blank screen. Blogging for beginners was no easy task. Thankfully, people realized this, and blog creation sites were born.

What if you didn’t need to know server protocols or web design? You could simply log into your site and get writing. That’s what the minds behind WordPress were thinking when it was launched in 2003. They wanted blogging with WordPress to be a simple and problem-free experience, including the use of plugins, which has become a central component of WordPress-based sites in the years since.

Why You Should Use the WordPress Blogging Platform

The beauty of WordPress is its freedom. Whether it’s the themes, the plugins, or the ease of access, the service offers everything you need while eliminating all those nuances that used to exist in blog management. You can even log into your blog and make new posts from any computer, simply by logging into your website portal with a username and password that you control. All of the meat, none of the fat, as they say.

Themes, Plugins? What are these?

Fortunately, the most confusing part of starting up your own blog will be the terminology. WordPress itself is a website engine. It’s like the bones and muscles of your blog. The themes are like skin, hair, and clothes. It’s what your readers will see, and it can be fully customized to your liking. A nearly endless selection of both official and fan-made themes can be found online through the WordPress market, categorized by intention (portfolio, blog, company site).

 

Plugins are the kidneys, liver, and so on of your site. They each serve a specific purpose within your site that helps it function to its best potential. Do you want to have a “contact me” web form people can fill out and submit? There’s a plugin for that. What about a poll to survey your readers? There’s a plugin for that, too. If you want to start a merchandise store, email list, whatever you want, they have it. The list of plugins is just as expansive as their list of themes.

 

Blogging for beginners shouldn’t be an investment. Which is why you can create your perfect blog with minimal cost if any. WordPress offers free blog creation, albeit with certain restrictions. You always have the freedom to invest in professional hosting options if you don’t want free WordPress hosting, which isn’t restricted to WordPress’ services, either.

 

We’re living in the Golden Age of the internet. It’s the easiest it’s ever been to start your own blog. And best of all, it’s achievable with minimal startup cost. Why not brush up on your blog idea, dust off your keyboard, and give it a shot? What do you have to lose?

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  1. Cool analogy here. I dig how you broke it down.

    WordPress is the only choice for someone craving a readership, and for bloggers intent on growing a full time business through blogging. Site ownership, themes, plug ins and a robust community for support and guidance make WP a no brainer. Not even close.

    Ryan

    • i appreciate this wordpress is great option for your website that you want.

  2. Helo jenice,
    thanks for sharing important information great article

  3. Hey Janice,

    It great to be reading your post again. It’s always the best efforts you have put into your content, that’s why it will help many out there looking to learn.

    By the way, Thanks for the great read Janice.

    ~ Donna

  4. It is never too late to start a blog and WordPress is by far the best option when you start a blog. It does cost money but the expense over what you can do with WP is money well spent.. Take the leap!

  5. I like WordPress, but unless you can pay to get your own domain with them, you can’t put up ads on your blog and they also don’t seem to like people using affiliate links. They kicked me off their free site and I’ll only go back IF I ever earn enough from my blogger blog to pay for WordPress.

  6. I think what used to scare me off then was : how do I get traffic.

    But, then its all about consistence and a little bit of work.

    In no time the traffic starts trickling in…

  7. Yes, I clearly agree with you. WordPress platform is best for everyone had the great response on time from developers and its service is better than Wix.Thanks for sharing. keep up the good work.

    regards
    -Jatin Thakur

  8. Interesting submission, Janice.

    After WordPress, I will still choose WordPress. I have a blog on Blogger and others on WordPress but I can tell you that my WordPress blogs though with lower traffic ranks well and make more money than the Blogger.

    I see it as a waste of blogging effort when I see people using Blogger.

    Thanks for sharing your insight on this.

    Emenike

    • Hi Emenike,
      I never thought about Google rankings as one of the benefits of using WordPress. Why do you still use Blogger, may I ask?
      Janice

  9. Hey Janice,

    WordPress is best platform for beginners which contains a lot of plugins with extended features easy to understand…Thanks for the information…

    • Hi,
      I agree with you. I started on Blogger and quickly moved to WordPress. I’m very happy and glad I made the move for the reasons you stated. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  10. Hi … Your Article is Amazing and i m agree to your important article about WordPress, Because WordPress is the best platform for all

  11. I’ve been on WordPress since the beginning, and moved from the free to paid very quickly, as I saw the benefits of doing so. I’ve been reading another blogger that completely moved to Squarespace.com and said security is better, and the ease of use much simpler. However, I don’t know much about it, so I’m staying put for now unless I’m given a reason to bolt.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Hi Penelope
      I also don’t know anything about Squarespace although I think I’ve heard of it. I didn’t write the post but I do believe WordPress is the best blogging platform. I’ve used Blogger, WordPress.com, and WordPress.org. Great to see you!
      Thanks for writing.
      Janice
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