Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today I’m back with another blogging post. It’s been a while since I posted something about this niche. I would like to share with you some great tips to help you how to choose a blogging platform.
If you are a fresh blogger, this is something you should know. And if you are just deciding to start blogging. Well, I’ve got really good things that can help. I’m going to talk about why this is a very important step for anyone who wants to blog.
There are some points bloggers should know about this. So, I will try my best to share as much as possible with you guys. And if you find it helpful, I would appreciate it if you can share it with others as well.
How to choose a blogging platform?
Let’s talk a bit about platforms and blogging before we jump to the tips. Because there are some things that I want to mention to you guys. Well, I would assume that everyone knows about the blogging platforms’ examples.
Table of Contents
- How to choose a blogging platform?
- Determine your purpose and goals for blogging
- Understand what features you want to have and use
- Explore the market for the best platforms
- Take feedback and opinions from blogging friends
- What the platform has to offer for you to make things easy
- Conclusion of How to choose a blogging platform
However, it’s not all the platforms, that work best for you. In this post, we will talk about something that you need to do before choosing any blogging platform for the blog. And it’s a very important step to go through it. Keep reading to know more about it below.
One thing you should know before and after you start blogging. Choosing a platform is important unless you are limited. But you can choose the best blogging platform until you can use the one you couldn’t use it.
List of reasons why it’s very important choosing the right platform:
- It will be the place where you work and you need to feel comfortable
- Make sure that it’s aligned with what you want
- Because it will help you to make things easy
- Give you everything needed for your blogging tasks
I just mentioned some of the reasons why it’s very important. However, I’m sure there are a lot more than this list. Beginners might not understand this because they don’t know what’s waiting ahead for them. And that was me in the past when I started blogging.
Well, what I will mention below are some of the main important steps to take when you want to start blogging. Write content and build your blog. Sometimes you can ensure you have one or two, but usually, it should be all the list below.
You can find a guide on the internet to help you with that. But it’s not going to be better compared to what is on the list below. Because I’m not giving choices and I want to choose the best blogging platform. Although you can find popular blogging platforms on the internet.
Determine your purpose and goals for blogging
Believe it or not, choosing a platform can be a choice or something you need. And if you want to choose the best one, make sure to determine the purpose and goals for blogging. For example, why do you want to blog? What are you planning to achieve from blogging?
Sometimes people want to start blogging for fun. And that means you can work with any platform. Others have specific plans and need to be careful with choosing the right blogging workspace. Because wherever you will work, it will be your workplace.
This works the same with your goals. Some blogging platforms won’t be the best for you when you can’t do something that helps to achieve whatever is on your goals list. Therefore, it’s very important to take the time to determine what you want and the goals before deciding on platforms.
As one of my favorite quotes says…
I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have different purposes. –Ellen DeGeneres
Understand what features you want to have and use
Nowadays bloggers who start randomly will take a long time to be successful. So, one of the important things you need to know. What are the features of all the popular blogging platforms on the internet? This way, it will help to choose the best blogging platform for you and your blog.
There is another way that can help you to know about this. And I will talk about it in the list below. Keep reading if you want to know more about it. Because it’s something that will help a lot as well in the process of choosing the one for your content.
I’m sure a lot of bloggers explain each platform. You can search the internet which is a way to find out about the features if you are a beginner. Something really important for any blogger because you will need it in the future.
Explore the market for the best platforms
One thing that I like to do is find all the options that I have. And later I can do thorough research about each one. Maybe I narrow it down to what will work for me. Then, from the list, I can decide what platform do I choose.
Well, this is not a necessary step, but it’s good to know what you have. This way, you might find something better. At least you have an idea about all the options possible for bloggers such as Medium, and Tumblr. Which might come in handy later in the future. It won’t be a waste of your time after all.
When I say the market, I mean the internet because I don’t think there is a blogging platform market haha. But I find it sounds cool when I say that lol. Anyways, we can imagine the internet is like any other market you have seen online.
Take feedback and opinions from blogging friends
Here comes one of my favorite things to do. You might think it’s not important, but I’m here t tell you it is really important. Beginners who are looking for the best start should at least ask one friend for opinions or feedback. When you want to build content, you will know more things.
Asking blogging friends who have already been in the game for so long. You can consider their thoughts when choosing a platform to build your blog. Maybe get some tips to make the start easier on you than starting randomly. The current blogging world is very different from the past. There are different blogging platforms in 2022.
You don’t have to decide based on what they tell you. Whether it’s about a free blogging platform or paid one. But learning from their experience will help you how to choose a blogging platform. Make your journey easier as well.
What the platform has to offer for you to make things easy
Talking about an easier journey. Some blogging platforms do not have that. And you will struggle a lot. This is why you need to make sure that you know what each platform has to offer you. Make it your goal to make things easy for you.
It could be built-in features that you can use. For example, how to upload a video or a picture. But there are more tools in each platform. Which can help you write the content and build your blog. Make sure to do a comparison to find the best one for you.
A lot of beginners might not know this, but it’s really important to know about tools that can help. Whether it’s for writing, managing and even replying to comments. Doing this will help you to be ready for the future.
Conclusion of How to choose a blogging platform
Thank you so much for reading until this point. Sharing some of the main important steps to make sure you do before deciding on a blogging platform. We learned that it helps you to have a good start for your journey and makes it easy. Hopefully, you found this helpful to you in any way possible.
What do you think could help to choose the best platform for your blog? Do you something is not on the list? Let us know in the comment below.
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I just beginner bloggers, previously I’m on blogspot 😁😁, but after move to WordPress I love it so much, customize is easy with many plug in option
Yeah, and better for SEO as well. Thank you for reading!
I had a similar approach. Initially I choose a free platform. However in sometime I found it restricting and went to a paid platform. So point 2 is very important. The purpose of the blog should dictate the platform.
I see, that’s awesome. It sounds like a good idea!
Great breakdown of how to navigate making this choice (which can be mind boggling when starting out with blogging at first or even looking to try something new). Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!
I personally went through three different platforms before settling into my current one. Thanks for this thorough article on the right way to get started.
Great, it’s good to get to know platforms before you choose one.
This is so helpful. Thanks for the wonderful guide 🙂
Glad to know that you find it helpful. I appreciate you reading and sharing your feedback!
This is a very useful post for those embarking on a new blogging journey. Picking the right platform is important and you have shared some quality information on this topic.
I’m glad you find it helpful. Thank you for reading!
I looked over several different platforms when I started my blog. I finally settled on WordPress because it’s so customizable.
That’s awesome. it’s important to look for other options. Thank you for reading!
What a great help with some important information on choosing a blogging platform. Thank you!
Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.
WordPress is an easy and cheap platform to use for those with no website design experience. I’ve not really used the others, but Wix seems quite expensive but you an do more with it
I agree, it’s so cool platform but I have specific reasons why I choose it.
This was so helpful! Definitely wish I had read this before starting my website.
Thank you and glad to know you think it’s helpful!
After blogging for fun on blogspot, I wanted something more professional when I started my interior design business. I fooled around with WP for six months before I decided it was too time consuming. I’m very happy with Squarespace now, and it leaves me time to actually do my designs.
Wow, that’s awesome you found your place. Thank you for reading!
Yeah, it’s very important. Thank you for reading!
When I started out, it was pretty easy. There was just Blogger and WordPress. Blogger is easier to onboard and once I knew I was going to stick with blogging, I moved to WordPress. Now there are so many options – Squarespace, Wix, and then Medium, and Substack. It’s a hard decision to make.
That’s awesome! Thank you for reading!
Definitely an important thing to consider when you start a blog!
Yup, we definitely need to do this first.
It’s important to choose the right platform from the beginning. I made lots of mistakes at first but now Im sticking with siteground.
Yeah, we need to decide on the platform. That’s awesome!
Goals are important. If you aim to make money for your blog, then stick to paid and better platforms. I personally use Bluehost
I agree with you. We need to aim. Bluehost is good.
I think I started out on Blogpost and moved to WordPress. I really had no idea what I was doing but it worked out great. This is good information for beginner’s to mull over.
Well, that’s awesome it worked good for you.
Great post! With how many platforms are out there it is always nice to have a little info on them before deciding which to go with.
I agree, having information about it will help you to set you up for good sometimes.
Yes! Having a reliable platform that’s easy to navigate is so important. And, having a platform with great features and one that is compatible with various plug-ins is great too! I use WordPress and I love it!
Right? its very important to make sure it easy and good to use.
I agree with all these pointers. May I add “which platform can be hardest to control by the government?” . These days, all governments are conniving to control blogs!
That’s awesome, glad to know that you agree. Thank you for reading!
Very helpful post and certainly will help many new bloggers or even those choosing to rebrand/change where they blog.
Thank you for the lovely words and reading.
Some really great tips on how to choose! It can be daunting for sure.
I appreciate your feedback and reading the post!
This is a really great post for new bloggers! I started at Simple Site and now I’m self-hosted, using WordPress 🙂
I see, that is interesting and never been on Simple Site.
I started on Wix. However, there was not a lot of freedom, so I switched to WordPress.
I see, I’ve never been on Wix before. Hope you will maintain being on WordPress.
These are really great tips, I used some of these tips when I started out too. Thanks for sharing these.
Glad to know you find them great tips. I appreciate you taking the time to read!
These are great and practical tips. I think WordPress is still the best option we have for now. Its flexibility is my key consideration for choosing WP.
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback!
Probably I will read this post again when choosing the platform for my next blog. All the needed info is here.
That’s awesome. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!
This can be such a tough decision, and it is hard to choose. I went with WordPress because I had taken a website over from someone else. I have never tried another platform and I’m curious what the others are like.
Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!
Very useful to me personally. I have issues transferring to a better one because I am not happy with my current. You encourage me to do better
I’m glad you found it useful. Thank you for reading!
Choosing the right one is so important because moving around is no fun. I’ve been on WordPress since the beginning, and I love it!
Yeah, I agree with you. We need to make sure to know where we want to stay and blog for the long term.
Great information! I love that you worked an Ellen Degeneres quote into a blogging post. 🙂
I’m glad you found great information. I appreciate you reading!
Very helpful article. Thanks 🙂
Thank you for reading and sharing your feedback!
Great information. Thank you for sharing.
This is a great post for new bloggers and something I could have used myself when I was starting out! I researched for ages before finally going with WordPress and it’s so easy to work with. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for reading and sharing what you think.
Listening to trusted blogging friends helps you get clear on this process Fransic. Fabulous blogging advice here.
Yeah, it’s nice to have trusted bloggers. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!