Step#2. Choosing the Best Platform For Blog?

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Step#2. Choosing the Best Platform For Blog?

What do you mean by platform here? Platform means the place to control or customize your website.
There are many platforms available on the internet by which you can customize your website.
But all platform has different ways to create and customize.
Starting with any platform can lead to difficulty in switching to a different platform
As a beginner it too easy to set up a blogging platform and does not require any coding skill. Blogging is the best way to connect with people and share information. Since blogging is much more than just writing and adding pictures.
First as said above, you need to have your niche, and then you need to choose a reliable platform to host your blog. It may be free or paid, but to need to choose a platform base on your reliability. We will guide you the both free and paid blogging platform and when to use them
WordPress.Org
WordPress.org is a free source platform, where you can make and customize your website for free. It is a self-hosted platform, means you need to sign up via hosting provider to able to use WordPress.org.

Any prior skills required? –
The installation will take 20 minutes to an hour if you are completely new to WordPress plus technical support is best. Also using WordPress daily and pushing the blogs is an easy method. You can even find a great tutorial online for WordPress.
Designs availability?
There are enough free themes in wordpress.org to build an appealing blog and you can customize them accordingly.
Plugins and extensions.
WordPress offers extreme flexibility. Also, you can find more than 45000 plugins in WordPress online.
Hosting included?
No, You’ll get a downloadable package from wordpress.org, which you can install on a server you already manage.
Who’s WordPress.org perfect for?
• Bloggers who are passionate about writing and wants to make some money as well.
• Bloggers who want to make the blog a part of their business
• Professional bloggers.
• Hobby bloggers.
The reason why WordPress is one of the best website builders is because of its theme customization tools. So with self-hosted WordPress, you have the full control over your blog.

Pro’s
• The most popular blog platform on the web
• A massive number of designs available
• A huge number of plugins available
• Great community-you will always find someone to help you.
• No hosting included.
• Somewhat of a learning curve if you are just getting started.
• Setting up your site to suit your needs perfectly can take several hours
Cons
For this, you need to have hosting. Also with the increase in traffic, you need to have a costly hosting.
Here, you are responsible for all the updates.
Here, you are responsible for all the backups
WordPress.com(Self Hosting)

WordPress is a hosted version of WordPress. So easy, you just need to sign-up in wordpress.com and you can start blogging very easily.
Any prior skills required?
It is easier to use than the WordPress.org because their technical support is just better. It is relatively simple than wordpress.org. Also, they will guide you via the official getting started guide.
Are designs available?
There’s a couple of hundreds of themes to choose from, and if you opt for one of the premium plans, you also get the opportunity to customize the design you’re using. Overall, WordPress.com keeps things simple and doesn’t deliver as many design options like self-hosted WordPress.
Plugins and extensions.
Plugins for sharing, likes, comments and polls are included.
Who’s is this perfect for?
• Hobby bloggers.
• Anyone who wants to start a blog with no investment at all.
• Professional bloggers.
• If you want to do blogging and don’t want to experiment with your site custom features then WordPress.com is going to be sufficient for you.

Pros:
• No setup required.
• Easy to use and manage.
Cons
• Limited option to extend your site.
• You cannot run advertisements on your blog.
• You do not own your blog and WordPress.com can suspend your account if they find you are violating their terms of service.

Blogger

Blogger is one of the oldest sites on the internet. As it is owned by Google, you just need to signup and create an account there. Likewise in WordPress.com, Blogger makes all easy for you by just managing all the technical problem of it, only you just need to focus on blogging.
Any prior skills required?
The interface is little outdated but setting a blog is still very easy.
Are designs available?
Simple layout editor, you can not play much with the interface.
Plugins and extensions
No external plugins are available.
Who’s is this perfect for?
• Hobby bloggers and personal blogs.
• We don’t advise you using it for anything other than personal blogs.

Pros
• Blogger is free.
• It’s easy to use and manage without any technical skills.
Cons:
• You have limited to basic blogging tools and can’t add new features as your blog grows in popularity.
• Design options are limited. Third-party templates for Blogger are almost of low quality
• It does not receive frequent updates or new features.
• Google can suspend your blog at any time, maybe cancelled Blogger forever.

Let’s Blogging- A Platform for enthusiastic writers
It is too a free blogging platform which is run by us. We provide you with a dedicated user interface. You just need to sign up and post your blogging. We will provide you with all sort of technical care such as heavy content lifting, fast load time and full sever maintenance.

Any prior skills required?
Less blogging is a platform solely for enthusiastic writers, the process of blog submission is very easy and quick. No prior skills are required. Just Start.
Are designs available?
Let’s blogging just provides a standard layout editor. Apart from that, you can do simple designing and publishing.
Plugins and extensions.
No external plugins are available.
letsblogging.com perfect for?
• People who are passionate about writing and are looking for a platform to start blogging with no prior investment.
• Professional bloggers.
• Hobby bloggers who want to have control over everything.
Pro’s
• No setup required
• No hosting or domain required
Con’s
• Moderators will examine the content before publishing
• You don’t have any control over your advertisement

Medium
Launched in 2012, Medium has grown into a community of writers, bloggers, journalists, and experts. It is very easy to use as its interference is simple. Any prior skills required? / Ease of use. Not at all. It is extremely easy to use. All you need to do is sign up and start writing your blog.

Are designs available?
None.
Plugins and extensions
None.
Who’s is this perfect for?
• Writers looking to build their brand.
• Hobby bloggers.
• Company blogs hosted outside of the company’s website.
• At last, It is great if you want to publish individual stories that aren’t necessarily related. Medium helps reach your content by using custom algorithms. If you just want to try blogging then it is ideal for you.
Pro’s
• Medium is easy to use, with no setup required and no coding skills needed.
• It allows you to reach to people of similar interests.
• You can focus only on writing, instead of designing a website.
Con’s
• Limited design
• Medium owns your audience, so if you lose one of your blogs then you lose your audience
• You cannot run ads

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