According to March 2019 reports, WordPress Powers 33% of the websites in the world and this is a huge number. WordPress was started as a blogging platform and now it’s competing to be the best CMS out there.
As a blogger, if you have been looking for an idle platform; WordPress is great choice. 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 guides you on how to have your own WordPress blog in next 10 minutes.
Now getting back to the topic “Why WordPress“?
I started my Blogging career with BlogSpot and within 3 months I realized I needed something better and I moved my BlogSpot blog 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 SEO settings and the use of plugins. BlogSpot is not so scalable like the WordPress platform. Moreover, all the professional Bloggers around the web are using WordPress as their blogging platform and that gave me another reason to shift from BlogSpot to WordPress.
Since I had no prior experience of moving a blog from one platform to another, it was scary but after a bit of hit and trial, I successfully moved my blog to WordPress. Even today, I see a lot of bloggers who are on BlogSpot platform wondering why they should be using WordPress over BlogSpot and with this article I want to share some of the reasons that are compelling enough to give you a perspective.
Reason Why WordPress is my choice of Blogging platform:
1. WordPress support
When I started blogging on WordPress, I was a newbie and needed lots of support. WordPress support forum comes out to be the easiest way to get all the support I needed. Moreover, lots of users are on the WordPress platform and a simple google search will help you to find the WordPress answers you are looking for.
2. WordPress Themes and plugins
Whenever we start a new blog, one of the prime concern is design of the blog. There are three ways to go about it:
- Hire a WordPress theme designer
- Buy a Premium Theme
- Download free WordPress theme
Ideally, most of us will go for free or paid one & I personally vouch for paid once, because of support. There are hundreds of theme marketplace for WordPress, from where you can download any WordPress themes. Whereas for BlogSpot, it’s limited. Moreover, using Freelance Websites, you can easily find many designers and developers, who would love to redesign your theme at a cheap price.
3. WordPress as a static Website
If you are planning to create a static website, you can always trust WordPress as it is periodically updated and gives better and improved results. Having your static website with WordPress will help you in better SEO and ranking in search engine.
In the last couple of months, many of my clients who shifted from static HTML Websites to WordPress have seen a great improvement in search engine raking. There is no rocket science in it, as WordPress plugins help a lot to optimize your on-site SEO, and, dashboard makes it easier to make changes and update thing for non-techie people. Moreover, WordPress offers easy ways to integrate social media on your site and there is no second thought that in coming years, Social media is going to change the SEO industry.
Tip: Doesn’t matter what platform you use, make sure you take the advantage of Pinterest andTwitter to make your blog more social.
4. WordPress is SEO friendly
SEO is the last thing you will be worried about because by default WordPress is more SEO friendly than BlogSpot and other Blogging platforms. Though you can use best SEO WordPress plugins to enhance your WordPress blog SEO.
5. Trust and respect
To become a successful blogger, you need to gain trust and respect of a wider range of audience. Blogspot is a free blogging platform which is used by a lots of spammers to create backlinks. Therefore, people tend to avoid Blogspot blogs. If you have a Self-hosted blog (in this case it is WordPress), not only will you be considered as a serious blogger but it is more likely that people will have a firm belief in the reliability of information you share.
Once you have the required trust and respect, you can easily contact private advertisers and increase your potential to make money. Many advertising networks, doesn’t entertain Bloggers from BlogSpot or many such sub-domain hosted site. Moreover, many ad networks like Google AdSense, Monetag have launched Dedicated plugins for WordPress blog.
Check out this guide: How to monetize a WordPress blog
Though these are some of the pros of WordPress but at the same time there are many cons of WordPress like it’s resource-hungry, you need to have good How to WordPress knowledge to fix WordPress when it throws an error.
I’m sure you have your own opinion regarding the blogging platform that you are using? We would love to hear your opinion.
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