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.
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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