Blog Starter - Step 2 Choose A Blog Platform

On to the next step >> Which Blogging Platform Should You Use?
There are several online. As a newbie, select the popular one with no cost involve. Below are all FREE and very easy to format. Simply sign-up and try to navigate the features.  In fact, once your signed-up it's all ready! You can post your first blog and tweak your page, you'll fully understand and get the hang of it as you progress.


These popular blogging platforms all have advantages and disadvantages, especially when you take the level of skills as a blogger and as a coder into consideration. The longer you blog, the more skills you will acquire, so it is imperative to either find a platform that meets your needs at the time, or to find a platform that gives you the ability to change the type of services you get to better serve your needs and the needs of your blog’s audience. If you are looking into establish a business blog, consider all possible platforms that are available and compare what is best suit for you.

>>>WORDPRESS
WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world. WordPress offers two different blogging platforms: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The main difference between the two is that the WordPress.com sites are hosted on WordPress’ server while WordPress.org sites are hosted on an external server. It has a lot of themes to choose from. Additional cost will be charge for upgrades. 

>>>BLOGGER 
Blogger is owned by Google and is easily integrated with all Google Apps. It’s also easy to monetize your blog through Google AdSense once you qualify after six months of blogging. You need to have a little bit of HTML knowledge in order to tweak and customize your site.

>>>TUMBLR 
It is owned by Yahoo, Tumblr is an interesting platform to consider. After sign-up, you get to start blogging. Doesn't have much option to customize your blog though but your blog is instantly promoted within the platform community. You can repost and reblog any posts you like. It is much of a sharing platform of pictures, gifs and videos than a content article.

>>>MEDIUM 
Developed by Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, Medium simplifies blogging by giving you a clean canvas to publish meaningful stories. With the tagline, “Everyone’s stories and ideas,” Medium aims to make it easy for anyone — with a Twitter account — to write, share and analyze their posts. A few neat features include built-in analytics (which displays view counts, “read ratios” and “recommendations”), in-line comments, and the ability to share drafts with friends. This is for writers who wants to get published.


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