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A few months ago I went over the difference between Blogger and WordPress. At the time, I was still using a remotely hosted blog platform for Prorarity’s blog. Since then, I have switched to a self hosted blog platform. If any of you read this post, you will know that I did not recommend using WordPress for your blog.
Ironically, the platform I am now using is WordPress! This seams like a contradiction; however, there are actually two different WordPress’! One is WordPress.com and the other is WordPress.org. While still owned by the same company, the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com is simple. One is a self hosted blog platform, the other is a remotely hosted blog platform. WordPress.org came first and is an open source project for those want to create their own self hosted blog. WordPress.com uses the same software, but is meant for the light user who simply wants a blog hosted on WordPress’ servers.
For those of you who are eager to get a blog up quickly and easily, a remotely hosted blog is definitely what you want. However, if your goal is to make your blog look and act exactly the way you want, a self hosted blog is a must have! There are other self hosted blog platforms out there, but I think WordPress beats them all, hands down.
If, on the other hand, you simply want a blog up fast and do not want to worry about spending much time on it, a remotely hosted blog is the perfect choice. In my post entitled Blogger vs WordPress, I explain why Blogger is a much better remotely hosted blog platform than WordPress.com. If you would like to know why, I suggest you read that article.
Blogging is a great way to promote any business. Although remotely hosted blogs work fine, you will get a much more professional look when you host your own blog. Hosting your own blog means you must pay monthly for a server (if you don’t already), and you will have to spend more time to get it up and running. Which ever you decide, blogging will definitely help market your company!
One of the best things I ever did for my company was to create a blog. Many do not think that their business can have a blog. They do not really know what to blog about!! There is probably not a single company that cannot have a blog. Think about it, every company has new features and products they are constantly coming out with; those are great things to blog about! People also like reading free tips; this is something you can blog. For instance, I give web design/SEO tips in my blog because I am a web designer. Someone who makes food products could blog tips on cooking. Anyone can give little tips like that!
Blogs are great because Google (and other search engines) like content that is regularly being updated. Google pays close attention to blogs for that very reason. And, if your blog finds favor with Google, your website will too. One important thing to do is to add links to your website from your blog; this allows Google to see your “mother site” by finding links to it from your blog.
I can design you a blog for a very good price. I only charge $12.00 an hour, and could help you make your blog look just like your website. Of course, if you can’t afford it, Blogger and WordPress both allow you to design your own. But, if you are interested in getting me to design you a blog, you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my web design website. Happy Blogging!!