Remember, a time when sharing your thoughts with the world was challenging, requiring a prestigious family background, an influential job, or a loud megaphone?
Today, however, the power of blogging allows anybody with internet access to express their opinions, share their story, and deliver their content to the world at large. As a result, you might get thousands of social media followers, a book deal, or even a new career.
One of the main appeals of blog writing is how easy it is to get started.
Many blogging platforms exist specifically to help budding bloggers create an appealing blog with minimum effort. Once you have your platform chosen and your site set up, it’s just a matter of writing whatever your heart desires.
Perhaps the trickiest part of this process is picking a blogging platform out of all the ones available.
The options range from easy-peasy to rather advanced.
But don’t worry: I’m here to help you choose the right platform for you.
For the sake of this article, we’ll stick to the ones that are most suitable to bloggers who are new to the blogging world:
Read on to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each option so that you can make an informed decision about the best platform for your needs.
I have several of my clients on Squarespace and they have impressed me with the quality of their sites.
The biggest con of Wix is that once you choose a template, it can’t be changed, so major redesigns won’t be an option. But you shouldn’t be changing up your blog regularly – just once every 18 months to 2 years to stay up with the trends.
I never used to recommend Wix because of potential SEO limitations. Now, they have gone back to the drawing board and really tightened up their SEO and I can recommend Wix as an easy way to start blogging!
I hope that this gives you the information you need to get out there and create your first blog. You’ll be a published blogger in no time.