This is a question been bugging me for a while so i have to put it to you my readers and let us have a debate about it. There is no doubt in my mind that WordPress has established it self as one of if not the greatest blogging Platform around and it is improving every day. As bloggers we all have to start some where whether it be on a free host or paid hosting service, would you believe me that my first blog was a WordPress blog and i had a blogger account also?. Yes i started using the free service first.
Which Platform Do I Use?
This is a matter of personal choice, the platform you choose should be the one that you are comfortable with, don’t just choose a blogging platform because everyone is using it. As i have mentioned before i admire WordPress, However i found Blogengine.net suits my needs just as much as wordpress. The beauty of Blogengine.net is that it is written in a language i am familiar with Asp.net i can chop and change the code to suit my likings like wordpress it is also an Open Source Project you can read more about it here. You wonder why i have not mentioned blogger here? well blogger is brilliant but for me i can never understand the coding behind and been a guy with experience in mechanics i love to pull and fix things.
Choosing Your Web Host
This is the next step that can cause misery when new to blogging “Choosing the right web Host” , to help you choose the best hosting services for your blog can become frustrating at times. Many websites offers reviews on the most popular hosting companies that are available but to be sure do your own research ask friends and fellow bloggers for their opinion. The problem i find with these hosting companies are that at first they seems very professional but after collecting your money then you are just another statistic to them.
In summary if you are using a free hosting service don’t rush to move on although running a self hosted blog has its advantage this comes with over head cost. If you planned to move to a self hosted blog do your research choose a decent host . My blog at the moment is hosted by godaddy.com that link is an affiliate link,not set a professional people nor am i trying to sell anything here just be careful as newbie bloggers this can be unwanted territory. that’s is please share this post with your friends and leave you comments.