There are many blogging platforms out there with many write ups and reviews. Whether you are a season blogger or a newbie sometimes choosing a blogging platform can get a bit tricky but it comes down to one best practice and that is to test it for yourself. When I started blogging I started with a WordPress blog and a blogger one never enjoy them much so I immediately move to self hosting and started with blogengine.net not a very popular platform as it is built around IIS and written in C++. I love it because I am very knowledgeable with asp.
Many of you will be aware by now that this blog is running on WordPress and the thesis framework but there are lots of brilliant blogging platform out there to choose from however the one you choose should be the choice of yours and not because the masses or your friend is using it. There are certain criteria that I believe a blogging platform should have and that is ease of use and great support. Yes, support is important unless you have the capital to hire a programmer to help you with support or you are knowledgeable with the programming script.
Now there is certainly only one practical way to choose a blogging platform and that is to test it yes you read it right testing a blogging platform is the best option. As I have mentioned before when I just started myself hosted blog I started with Blogengine.net a great platform which mirrors lots of features like WordPress but then I decided to migrate to WordPress so how did I do it? Firstly I set up a sub domain install WordPress and run it for about six months to get the grip of it then I fall in love with it so I finally migrate and everything went smooth sailing after that.
So if you are starting a blog and have not decided what blogging platform you should choose my advice to you is to purchase a domain name and get a web hosting account and start testing the blogging platforms before you decide to use it. The same goes if you are running a BlogSpot blog or a WordPress blog and want to move to a self hosted blog. There are no scientific evidence provided here I mere just share my experience with you however choosing a blogging platform is a choice you have to make for yourself as I have said before lawmacs.com is proudly powered by WordPress and enhance by Thesis theme frame work. Now how do you choose a blogging platform? Share your thoughts and ideas.