Ghost which is the newest blogging platform, and also one of the hyped blogging platform is finally out for public. Ghost was created with an aim to simplifying blogging, as WordPress is evolving more than just a blogging platform. We have mentioned ghost before in our free blogging platform list, and finally it’s out for grab. Like WordPress, Ghost has two variant: Self-hosted Ghost (You need to download and install it on your node.js enabled server) Hosted platform on Ghost (This is getting rolled out to Kickstarter backers, and soon will be available for public ) When I heard about Ghost launched for the public, my first intention was to download and host the Ghost on my shared hosting server. To my surprise, Ghost can’t be installed on a shared hosting for now, as it requires node.js to run, and there is a good node.js hosting out there, or you can install it on your VPS or dedicated server on any hosting. Anyways, I will come down to Ghost … [Read more...] about How To Install Ghost Blogging Platform On Local Computer
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Now, you are about to start a new blog and are looking for an alternative. So here’s the question: Are there any other viable options apart from WordPress and Blogger? Let’s find out. #1 Tumblr It has the right amount of “coolness”. If you are a social butterfly, Tumblr might just do the trick for you. It’s fun to explore and has a magical quality that keeps you hooked with its beautiful UI. I spent a good 15-20 minutes exploring the site while researching for this post. If you are a fashion blogger, or love to cook and put pictures of your recipes online, or simply prefer pictures over words, Tumblr is the place to go. Love it or hate it, Tumblr will definitely catch your attention. Check out Tumblr #2 Medium If writing is your niche, Medium is for you. Although technically a blogging platform, Medium is more like a magazine where you can choose a niche and write about it. You will be a part of the list of authors, and if you are good enough, you … [Read more...] about 5 Free Blogging Platforms You Might Not Know About
Are you one of those budding bloggers who is not monetizing his blog and is skeptical of doing so? If so, I have also walked in your shoes. In the early days of my blogging career, I did not take advantage of AdSense or any other ad platform. Perhaps the reason many of us stay away from monetizing our blogs is that we are protective of our image, and we fear being judged by our readers. Me: Why? BB: Because it’s a new blog, and putting AdSense on it might make my visitors think that I blog for money. Me: Then why did you apply for AdSense when you are not planning to monetize your blog? BB: I will monetize it when I have good traffic. Me: What difference does it make whether you monetize the blog now or later? Will the perception of your readers be different at another point in time? Our conversation went on for a while and came away with a suspicion that many other bloggers share my friend’s feelings about advertising on a new blog. My question remains, why wait to … [Read more...] about Should I Add Google AdSense Ads on My New Blog?
WordPress Powers 20% of the websites in the world and this is a huge number. WordPress was started a blogging platform and now it’s competing to be the best CMS out there. As a blogger if you have been looking for the right blogging platform for yourself; I would recommend WordPress. This is the same blogging platform I and many other professional bloggers are using. You can have a WordPress powered blog in less than 10 minutes. Refer to this tutorial which guide you how to have your own WordPress blog in next 10 minutes. Now getting back to the the topic “Why WordPress“? , I started my Blogging career with BlogSpot but after 3 month I moved to self-hosted WordPress blog. You can learn more about all this in my Blogging journey article. While blogging on BlogSpot, I realized that it is missing many essential features like permalink editing (They added this feature recently), SEO settings and use of plugins. BlogSpot is not so scalable like WordPress platform. … [Read more...] about Why WordPress is The Best Blogging Platform For you
Blogging is becoming a trend now days. No matter for whatever reason, you are blogging or want to start a new Blog, but everyone around have a blog. Someone is on BlogSpot, someone is using WordPress.com or self-hosted blog, many are also using Tumblr to create a blog, but by the end, everyone have their online presence via Blog. If you are still wondering, how you can start a new blog for yourself, this guide is a great way to start. There are many reasons you can start a blog, you can talk about how you are feeling today, you can share your thoughts, you can write about something you like, you can start a new blog to promote your business or none the less, you can create a blog just to make money from it. Now, everyday many people create a blog and they forget about it, but here at ShoutMeLoud, we take Blogging seriously, and you can use it to earn handsome passive income. You can use advertisement or different blog monetization techniques, to earn enough to pay your mobile bills or … [Read more...] about The Only Guide You Need to Start A New Blog?