Choosing a Blogging Platform

 

Choosing a blog platform can be daunting at first.  You decide that you want to be a blogger, then you look at your choices and are overwhelmed. I feel you.

My first piece of advice is to breathe.  It’s ok, you don’t have to dive right in straight away, although I know you want to.

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So which do you recommend?

Actually, If you’ve read any of my previous blog posts, you’ll expect me to say WordPress, but you’ll be wrong. I love WordPress, it’s my platform of choice, but you need to choose what’s right for you.  It’s important that it’s right for you and that you can find the information out you need to be able to run it properly.

My advice would be to initially take a look at Wix, Blogger, WordPress, Squarespace, or any of the other choices available.  Take a good look at them all and weed out the ones you don’t like so much.

You are not going to be stuck with whatever you decide to use.   You can move your site onto a different platform if you need to, or later decide that the one you chose isn’t right for you.

 

Which did I choose?

I’m not familiar, yet, with anything other than Blogger and WordPress, but I’m willing to learn something about these platforms.  I think it would be interesting to know about them.

My choice will always be WordPress though.  For me, it’s easier to use and the information is easily available if you get stuck on anything. My blog Introductions will explain a little about why I chose WordPress and my experience with Blogger.

Read up about them, watch YouTube videos, make your own decision. You are the one that has to be able to use it, so it has to be your decision on which to choose.

Remember, you are not stuck with your platform of choice, so don’t worry.

Which platform?

 

My advice is to take a look at some of the ones you have heard of.  Try the free version and see which you find easier to use.  Then check if there is information readily available for you to find out anything you may be stuck on.  Check out some people’s opinions on which to use in the blogging groups that are available on Facebook.

Just take your time and if you are still not sure, I recommend WordPress. I find it easy to learn and there is a tonne of information out there on it.  You can always get access to me if you need to know any questions. You will find me on the social media links at the top of the page, or in my community linked below.

I have a growing community of people who will be able to help you out too, so feel free to join my community.

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Thank you for reading and I hope that this has been helping for some of you in a sea of everyone recommending one specific platform and everyone has their own opinions right?

Of course, if you really want to set up your own self-hosted account. I use 1and1 and have done for a couple of years. You can get this using (affiliate) this link.

 

Thank you for reading

Love and Light

Sarah Tilsley

 

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