After looking through many blogging tools (such as Blogspot), I’ve come to my choice of WordPress. Just looking at WordPress by itself, its popularity is increasing rapidly. Because of this, many clients now want to have a WordPress site, whether it be to blog, or its increasing use as a CMS (Content Management System).
When I was looking through blogging tools, I wanted to find something that was simple and easy to set up. Blogspot was my first choice to check out. I’ve had previous experience with it, but I later figured that there are some issues with it. There are some positives that come with it, like how customizable the layout is in comparison to signing up for a WordPress.com blog. The issues lie in the blogging itself. There are some issues with the code and can become a headache, so I went and looked for another.
WordPress is limited (in terms of signing up for free on the website) in terms of layout customization, but the blogging has less issues. The popularity (as noted above) also comes as a perk as it has more options for plug-ins. If WordPress had a coding issue for blogging for example, and no fix has been made, then someone somewhere would have made a plug in fix for it.
The main reason why I chose WordPress is its ease of use. You don’t have to know a lot about coding to create your blog. With such a large community, there are plenty of themes out there to choose from for a look for your blog. All you have to do is find atheme, click “Activate”, and you’re done.
Another thing is how Search Engine friendly it is. The use of categories, and headers, helps Google look through blogs much, much easier.