The best place to start a blog is often hard to decipher if you haven’t spent any time blogging yet, because you don’t have a set of preferences. However, there are three main places to get started blogging.
Best Place to Start a Blog
Here are the three main blogging locales:
- Blogger. This blog site is hosted by Google. As such, it offers some nice advantages because of being affiliated with the top search engine, including tracking that is part of the blogging platform.
- WordPress. This blog site isn’t hosted by Google, but it does offer several plugins, which can perform tricks such as improving the speed of loading pages and providing SEO fields to improve your ranking in search engines. One thing about WordPress: It has a free and not-so-free version.
- Tumblr. This blog site is actually a micro-blogging site that is as much about being social as it is about blogging. Many of its most active users love its very visual feel.
Sooo… Where should you get started blogging?
That’s a good question. All three are very easy to start up. Plus, they’re all free. So that doesn’t help narrow things down at all, does it? Others may disagree with me, but here are my thoughts on the three main blogging platforms.
If you just want to get started blogging and bring traffic to your blog without messing around with a lot of plugins and coding, then I think Blogger is your best bet. It’s where I host my personal blog, and I’ve had a lot of success with it over the years.
If you’re looking to have a lot of fun with your blogging right away and like sharing pictures and browsing other blogs, then Tumblr is probably the perfect fit for you.
If you want your blog to be an extension of your brand, then WordPress is the way to go, because it can be set up to act as your website in addition to being your blog. For instance, the WritersMarket.com blog is powered by WordPress.
And if you decide to go with WordPress, I advise going all in and getting a hosting service with your brand’s URL, because it’s better to start such things sooner than later online. After all, one speed or another, your traffic will build organically.
Once you’ve decided where to start blogging, the next question should be: how do I make a blog that rocks? Lucky for you, I’ve already written How to Start and Make a Blog That Rocks. Click the link and check it out.