Whenever we look into starting a blog, we are bombarded with a multitude of options. Some of the options like Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr are very popular, and others, like Ghost, for example, are “works in progress”. Selecting which blog platform to use depends on the type of blog you have and what you wish to do with your blog. If you are blogging for fun, or as a means of hosting a personal journal, you can use BlogSpot, WordPress.com, or Tumblr, as they are free and quite easy to manage. When you are blogging to promote your business, or to make money, it is best to use a more professional platform such as WordPress.org (self hosted). In this guide, I will tell you all about what WordPress is, and I will illustrate for you the difference between these two variants of WordPress. This will help you to understand which WordPress platform will be best for you. Let’s have a look! What is the WordPress platform? WordPress was started as a blogging tool, and it later … [Read more...] about Which Blog Platform To Use
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Today I got a call from one of the upcoming Web hosting Company asking me to recommend their hosting to ShoutMeLoud readers. The conversation lasted for almost 20 minutes, and the person was trying to convince me about pitching his product, and the benefits they are offering. Usually, when I get such calls, I try to learn how new companies are trying to market themselves, and being a start-up web-hosting company it always takes a lot more than just convincing someone to recommend them. While I was on the call, I asked a few questions about the hosting company and that gave me the idea for this article. That gave me an insight on what kind of stuff I usually look in a web hosting company before using it myself or recommending it to other shouters. Here at ShoutMeLoud I cover articles related to many top webhosting companies, and I realize when I recommend a product, I am always sure about that it will not be a bad choice for me or for ShoutMeLoud readers who buy hosting based on my … [Read more...] about What Qualities You Should Look Before Purchasing A Web Hosting Plan
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