After reading Marisa's article on blog monetization I decided to leave Blogger and start a new blog, but can't decide where to go so I thought I'd ask other hubbers where they blog. What are your experiences with existing blog sites? Are they easy to use? Easy to monetize? Free?
I answered this on another thread. I have my own blogs on a hosting service ("self hosting") using Wordpress. I think the Wordpress software is by far the best solution for blogging, because you can do very sophisticated things with it, including creating a shop or offering event booking or - anything you can think of really. So it's a great way choice if you think you may need complex functionality in the future.
One thing people often miss when comparing prices is that you can run multiple blogs on ONE self-hosted Wordpress account, you don't need to buy new hosting for each new blog. So if you have several blogs, it is vastly cheaper than, say, Weebly.
Even if you don't think you'll ever need to do anything fancy, the navigation on Wordpress is so vastly superior to Blogger, I think it's worth it for that. On a large blog, good navigation by category and sub-category is critical for reader satisfaction.
If self-hosting is too scarey - and I know it is, for some people - I recommend Wordpress.com. It completely removes the need to understand how to set up hosting, how to do site maintenance and updates, etc., and if you have only one blog, it's cheaper (about $35 a year, I think). It has some limitations compared to self-hosting but it's child's play to move to self-hosting if you decide you need extra features, because it uses the same software.
by Dale Hyde 5 years ago
I recently created a Tumblr blog for articles that have been idled here. I move those hubs offsite. I was using WordPress.The reason I have switched to Tumblr is the ability to incorporate Google Ads via AdSense. I am able to have one 250x250 ad (sizes can vary, your choice, as well as...
by Baileybear 7 years ago
I saw some articles about Google rebranding Blogger in the coming weeks. What affect will this have on current blogs. When people say, it's 'best to have own blog' what exactly do they mean by this? Have a domain name? Use Wordpress?
by Whitney 2 years ago
Blogger VS WordPress
by Aiden Roberts 8 years ago
Hi AllI have had some great advice about improving my hubs, affiliates and blogs.I now need a little more please re blogs more specifically which blog platform?I very quickly set up a blog on blogger, then I got some really good advice on wordpress now I have stumbled upon Orble, I am confused...
by Jennifer Suchey 5 years ago
I have a blog on wordpress.com right now. After going through hoops for AdSense approval, I got it . . . on my blog . . . my blog that I subsequently discovered will not allow third-party ads. I should have just applied to get my HupPages approved, but its a long story that I won't get into.So now...
by Mel Carriere 14 months ago
What is a good blog hosting platform?I love hub pages and will continue to work here, but can anyone recommend a good blog hosting platform that will let you incorporate your Ad Sense account?
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