If you think that WordPress (best blogging platform) is hard to use or not worth it — let me debunk the myth — here are 5 secrets most folks do not know:
1. There is some BIG confusion between WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org.
The first one hosts your blog on their servers, while the org version is a downloadable platform that allows you choose your own host making your blog entirely under your control.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that you own the blog and not Google?
2. WordPress is not really as complex as most people believe.
You are given two options that provide non techie users a no brainer blogging platform while giving the techie or adventurous ones the freedom to be creative.
Did I mention both are free?
3. Want to blog for profits? The best blogging platform gives plenty of plugins to maximize the use of AdSense and affiliate programs.
What most people do not know is that the .com version does NOT allow commercial blogs. If you want to make money blogging, the self-hosted platform is the only solution.
4. The .org platform requires little maintenance. You would not believe how easy it really is to install plugins, back-up your blog database, restore it, and even move your entire blog to another host.
5. The best thing about WordPress.org is that it can be a stand alone blog or it can be integrated into your existing website, eliminating the hassle of having to code one out entirely.
The fact is WordPress is not limited to these 5 secrets alone.