Have you started your own blog? For the past 4 years, blogs has increased in value knowing that it is not only use to share your personal experience but is even used to do business online. So for now, since there are lots of blog platforms available online, I simply want to share to you a 4 blog software’s which you can use to start a blog.
1.) WordPress – This is so far one of the most popular of them all. First is because it is the easiest blog to customize and you can get unlimited templates free. The second reason is that it provides useful plug-ins which they also give away for free.
Another advantage here is that you can create as many blogs as you can in a single account. Imagine, I have started 8 different niche blogs from a single user account that I have.
2.) Blogger – This is another blog platform I have used before especially when I first started blogging. Many say that it is not user friendly, but for me it is. You can easily customize your page by drag and drop functions. And just like wordpress, blogger allows you to create many blogs even if you have one user account.
The only thing I don’t like about blogger is that you can’t find quality themes that are free. If you would want to have a good template, you will need to cash out for an expensive “xhtml” theme layout.
3.) Tumblr – I am quite familiar with tumblr although I haven’t used it much. I guess the main advantage of this is that because of its simplicity, then you don’t need to look for an extraordinary theme. In short, you will not be pressured as to how it looks like, if it’s nice or not.
However, the only problem I see here is that I never saw any tumblr blog in search engines. I’m just not sure if it is not user friendly, or probably it’s not meant to be publicly displayed in searches. One more thing is that it does not provide specific url from every blog posts. Basically you only have a general blog domain.
4.) Typepad – This is also quite a popular blog platform since it is offered free. Actually, this is just like any other blogs however one aspect I don’t like about this is that you can’t personalize your blog posts link. Instead of having the “blog post title” as part of the url (blogname.typepad.com/blog post tile), it enlists numbers (blogname.typepad.com/12345678). So in the end, it will not be good if you would want to be in the top search engine rankings.
As conclusion, WordPress, Blogger, Typepad and Tumblr is good for basic blogging purposes like sharing and posting your ideas and thoughts online. However, in case, you wanted to blog for business, then I believe WordPressDotorg could be the best option. This is for the reason that wordpress.org allows you to integrate wordpress application to your existing website. So in case you have a website, then you won’t need to create another just to blog. You can start blogging through your website itself.
The main advantage when using it is that you can have a customized website theme which you can purchase online. Talking about business, I suggest that you buy your own theme knowing that you are creating a brand online so you should not have the same theme of other bloggers.