you are eager to create a blog there are many kinds
of blogging software to get you going easily and
quickly. One of most popular is Blogger.com. However
if you are serious about growing a professional
business, I'd suggest getting a real domain name and
hosting account. This could be compared to the days
when many companies offered free hosting so you
could set up your own web site. After a few years
these companies went belly up and so did your site.
It therefore makes better sense to start correctly
otherwise you will only regret it later.
Here's some of the major benefits of using Word
Press Blogging Software:
1. Easy to install and set up. If you have a
hosting account which uses Linux servers they will
probably have Fantastico. This is a tool which
allows you to install Word Press within a few
minutes from the cpanel that comes with your hosting
account. Just make sure you have the latest version
otherwise update your Word Press installation before
you start customizing it.
If you are strapped for money and can't afford a
domain name or a hosting account, you can also
create a free account with Word Press.
2. Hundreds of templates to choose from. You
don't have to be a programmer or even know html to
start a blog with Word Press. You can select from
the three templates they provide at installation and
you can easily switch between them. If you are not
happy with them there are other sites which display
Word Press themes and allow you to download them ie
basic themes that come with the Word Press
installation can easily be customized to suit your
needs. There are 100s of plug-ins (http://wp-plugins.net/)
which will allow you to alter the color, design,
images, add contact forms, photo albums etc.
4. Great documentation and support forums.
The documentation that comes with Word Press, covers
almost every aspect of your Word Press Blog. If you
get stuck the support forums are always quick to
respond to your questions.
5. Creates automatic RSS Feeds. RSS or
'really simple syndication', is automatically
integrated into Word Press so every time you create
a post or make a comment it creates a feed for it.
This allows those with RSS Feeders to read the post
at their own leisure.
6. Easy organization. Most Word Press
templates include pages, categories, links, and
feeds. These are usually located in the sidebar but
can be easily customized to go elsewhere. You can
also add other features should you need them for
7. Monetization. You can easily add AdSense
ads to your blog with a plug-in. By placing ads in
strategic locations on your blog it will allow you
to make money. You can also make money by including
links to affiliate programs related to the topic of
Conclusion: If you want to save time looking
for blogging software that is extremely flexible
because of it's hundreds of template options and
add-ons, then go for Word Press...you won't regret