Should I start a blog if I write on Hubpages? Is one better than the other? If yes, which blogging platform do you suggest? What are the benefits of blogging vs hubbing? How about blogging in addition to hubbing?
I haven't had much time lately to hub as much as I initially planned, is it true that you need to blog a lot? I was thinking of starting a blog for the purposes of it being similar to a diary and just keeping my most informative writings here on HubPages. Also, I figured a blog would allow me to customize things a little more than I can on HubPages. (Plus, I figured it might increase my online income a little ;-)
Hubpages you get a whole lot more comments than u ever get on your own blogs: that's my experience anyway - so if interaction is important stick with HP
A blog is a good place to give backlinks to you hubs : always good for the google game
Sorry but to be blunt if you just want to do a personal diary - you won't make any money: I can assure you that over a years worth of extensive blogging about my travels and life netted me a bout $2 in Adsense LOL
So start a prefreably free blog if u just want a diary
But if u want to make money u need a focussed niche -type blog: and then use hubpages for the topics that don't fit!
The simple answer to this complex question is - Yes, you should start a blog, but only if you have time to setup, write, promote and maintain it. Otherwise you are wasting your time and money.
Like hubpages, progress is slow at first. I prefer self-hosted wordpress blogs.
But there are loads of free ones which have limitations of some kind or another.
Ok, so then it is something I need to be doing on at the very least, about a weekly basis?
Here's what I'd like to do with my blog:
1. Chronicle my experiences (as a mother, business, etc), more for personal enjoyment than readership, although it's obviously great if someone reads my works and even better if they relate, subscribe, or click on an ad.
2. More personalization/customization. There are some things I would like to experiment with that I can't do on HubPages.
An income from it is an added bonus. Sure, it'd be great to retire blogging and hubbing, but it's not currently my financial goal...
I tried a self hosted blog (wordpress) a while ago - long story short, I never backed it up and lost all my content. So, I'm shying away from that for now. I've been looking at Blogger and Typepad (I actually did a request asking for comparison of the two).
I have to agree ...well said! Keeping up is very important.
I'm no expert but I'd say you need to add a blog post at least once a week if you're trying to get readership. But it sounds like you're just blogging for your own satisfaction, so why worry?
I started out with the free Wordpress blog, shifted to Blogger and now have a hosted Wordpress one. You can't have advertising on the free Wordpress blog, you can on Blogger.
I have a blog and I don't take time to promote it and I'm happy the way that is lol. I actually don't want too many readers as it's supposed to be an exclusive blogs for my fans only. I actually don't write on it that often because, let's face it, sometimes it's hard to find new topics and I don't want to just regurgitate old posts with a few new pieces of information and pretend it's a brand new spanking post (like some seo blogs do...grr...and then they wonder why I unsuscribe...).
However I do believe at least 1 post a week should be made so if I have nothing to say for a week I just go on Fireworks, create new buttons and paragraph headers, and then put them on my blog as freebies.
Hi, one post per week is good. But it is better if you can post more. You will have to interact with bloggers. But bloggers are not like hubbers. Still there're hubbers who are bloggers.
If you are worried about losing all your content, don't go to Blogger (or any other hosted blogging site). If you account gets cancelled for any reason, everything is gone, and you have no recourse.
To keep your content safe, host your own blog with a decent hosting provider who does backups, and type your blog posts in either text or Word documents, so you have all the blood, sweat and tears saved in your computer if the host's backup ever fails.
Good points Jenny - adds mental note to get copies of blogger blogs on hard-drive!
If you just want a personal diary then stick to blogger - it's not as customisable as wordpress but is far easier and quicker to set u and maintain. Although most advice is to blog regularly, I wouldn't worry too much if it is purely for yourself.
Do both blogging and hubbing.
I also put links to my blog from my hub. HubPages is a good place to build traffic to your site.
WordPress is the best blogging platform where you can customize your site. Blogger gives an easy way to post your ideas. If you want to make money, better to use self-hosted WordPress. Wait, I also blog in blogger to make money...hmm...confusing huh?
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