Earn Money Online – Beginning Blogger Platforms
When you’re a beginning blogger, you might be confused about which blogging platform to use. There are so many of them out on the market, you might become overwhelmed and confused. Never fear, this article will discuss two of the popular blogging platforms and the benefits of each.
Blogger is a free blog platform that is user friendly and easy to use. You can set up a blog and post within a matter of minutes. This factor is important for beginners because they can focus on creating content instead of fumbling around with their blogs for a long period of time. Also, if you choose Blogger, it is easier to get the domain of your choice (with the .blogspot.com extension attached).
The bad part of Blogger is once you become an advanced user, you will notice that there are not many customizable options and you will be limited to simple templates. Also, since your blog is hosted on their website, you will never “own” your blog and it can be deleted on a whim (if you abuse Blogger terms of service).
Word Press (WP) is used by many professional bloggers and is more for advanced users. You might need to know a little html or css to use WP. There are many more templates and plug-ins (“Widgets”) that can be added to your blog with a drag and drop feature. Word Press widgets are customizable and you can either auto-install the plug-in or manually install them. The majority of people who us WP buy their own domain name and host their own website. The reason is that most professional bloggers believe their sites are valuable “real-estate” and can be sold later on. Also, there is more leeway in terms of what you want to do with your blog if you use your own hosting and Word Press.
You will have more options with Word Press but as a beginner blogger, it would be recommended to use Blogger. Try out a few Blogger blogs and once you get the hang of blogging, purchase a domain and cheap hosting and use Word Press.