Best Blog to Use – What is the Best Blog Engine?

29 January 2013

What is The Best Blog to Use? Comparing Blogging Platforms

- By Jan Ashby

What is the best blog to use, in terms of blogging platforms?  Is it Moveable Type, WordPress, SquareSpace, Tumblr?     Best Blog Engine: What is Best Blog to Use?

Well, only you can decide that. It depends on your goals for your blog, and what its purpose is. Do you intend to use it for business? Is it to be used commercially, or for a charity? Or will it be strictly for personal use?

You must know the purpose of your blog.  Blogging Platforms for You Lay out some goals.

In terms of comparing

BLOGGING PLATFORMS

, I have an excellent article that lays it all out for you – so I will refer you HERE .

Make an Outline of Your Blog for a Good Business Blog

There are various elements to your blog. You will need to choose the theme of your blog, the color (both background and color of text), and whether your blog will feature video or audio; also what will your use of IMAGES be?  There are MANY important decisions to weigh and consider, in order to have a good business blog.  

Will your images be black and white or color? What will your linking policy be? Will you have a blogroll?

How about the layout and navigationdo you want the navigation to be “one-level”, or more than one?

Will your front page be static, or feature a blog? RSS?

 Mindmap

  

As you can see, there are many decisions to be made – it is important to have your goals written down, and a visual representation of your blog.  You can use mindmapping software for this (as shown ABOVE)

Then you need to work on some other things, as described in my Life Skills article here  (Driving traffic, etc.), before you perform monetization on your blog. You might even go so far as to do a business plan.  Here are 3 articles on developing a business plan:

  1.  Ehow.com: Write a small business plan 
  2. Ehow.com:  How to Write a Business Plan 
  3. How to Develop a Business Plan: Necessary Steps

Be sure to check out the “Tips and Warnings” section within each Ehow.com article above.  They can be quite useful.

 

(Consult with a business adviser as necessary)

I hope I have helped you get some fresh ideas of what you can do with a blog, and the various blogging platforms you can use.   :-P There truly is a good variety, and you should be able to find something which suits your needs – whether the blog is for business, pleasure, or to help out a charitable organization.

To Your Great Success,

Success Coach Jan Ashby

Jan Ashby

Resources:

How to Design Your Blog: A Checklist    Creating Your Blog’s Voice     12 Ways to Grow Your Blog Audience

 29 Reasons Your Blog isn’t Getting Much Traffic    60 Things to Include on Your Blog

Social Media: Call to Action Tips


Small Business Blogging:  17 Actionable Tips
  20 Ways to Use Your Blog for LEAD Generation 

Content Curation Tips

Creating Your First Blog

More Life Skills PostsCreating Your First Blog

WordPress for Beginners: What is a Blog Used For -  8 Key Purposes

BLOGGING For Income:  A Post

Related Reading:   Copyblogger:  30 Ways to Build Trust     10 in 1 Content Creation StudyUse Your RAW Material  

 

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About the Author: Jan

As a Drivers Education Instructor (and English tutor), I enjoyed spending time with teenagers. This was a rewarding part of my life. I also wrote for a small newspaper, doing restaurant reviews and travel tips. In 2009, I began my online adventure. I am very much invested in Video SEO and site building. You can see more about me on LinkedIn. Jan Ashby North Dakota

4 User Comments : Share your thoughts

  1. Angel Mccormick 2013/05/13 at 1:57 pm

    Hi Jan,
    Before building a blog, one needs to decide what is their goal and how they plan to go about it. I have built a blog with WordPress and enjoyed the experience. For newbies like myself I would like to add that additional information can be found at SimpleWebsiteTutorials.com where I got useful tips on using WordPress and how to build fully functional blog and more.

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