The WordPress blog platform (from WordPress.org) that you install at your own chosen web host and use with your own domain name, is an excellent choice for your blogging efforts. There are many reasons why WordPress is so great, here are a few:
WordPress is very versatile.
Your imagination and interests will lead you to what you want WordPress to do for you. WordPress can do just about anything you want to use it for. It can be a blog only, it can be a Web site only, or it can be a Web site with a blog. WordPress will cut your grass… okay, WordPress can’t cut your grass, but you could use WordPress to blog about your lawn maintenance business.
You could use WordPress to create a Web site or blog, or both, it all depends on how you configure your WordPress installation. Configuration is easy, it only takes a few mouse clicks to switch WordPress from behaving like a Web site, a blog, or both. There are gizmos called plugins that you can use with your blog. Plugin choices are plentiful, there is probably a plugin that will add whatever functionality you want to your blog.
Blog about your small business and have customers order your goods and services online. You could use WordPress too, as a site for your huge corporation. WordPress would be great for a personal blog about how you care for your own yard’s grass, and offer advice to other homeowners about all the other chores and repairs a homeowner must perform. WordPress will satisfy your Web site needs when you want to establish an online presence for either personal or business purposes.
WordPress is free.
It won’t cost you a single cent to use the WordPress blogging platform. There are no license fees you must pay to use WordPress. Simply install WordPress on the web space provided by a web host you have chosen, and then start blogging.
WordPress lets you own your own blog.
Owning your own blog is something I highly recommend. Owning your own WordPress blog, instead of using a free-hosted blog service, is the first-class way to go about blogging. If you want to own your own blog, you will have to pay a fee to a web hosting service, and a fee to register a domain name. These costs are not great, and for the control and freedom you gain with your blog, they are well worth it.
Web hosting costs vary considerably, but there are many fine web hosts that charge a very affordable fee. Domain name registration should cost you very little. You will find that owning your own blog powered by WordPress is very affordable.
WordPress is a mature and stable product.
From humble beginnings in 2003, WordPress has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging platform in the world. WordPress is used by millions of Web sites and blogs and these sites are viewed by tens of millions of people each and every day. WordPress is the Big Kahuna of blog or Web site platforms.
Documentation and support of WordPress abounds.
The WordPress Web site is jam-packed with information. You can’t search the Internet without finding tons and tons of places that have information about WordPress. You’re looking at one of those sites right now. Information about WordPress is readily available. You can find the answer to any question you might have about WordPress by performing a search, such as with Google.
When you install a WordPress blog at a web host of your choosing, and use a domain name you have selected and registered for that blog, then you are going first-class with your Internet site efforts. That’s why you should choose WordPress as your blogging platform.