There is a famous quote about blogging that a blog is what websites wanted to be; updated regularly, contains content that is of interest to a particular audience and is considerably easy to update.
Well, whether you use a blog for the purpose of journalism, or your blog is simply an edited version of your personal story, you can’t escape the fact that WordPress is the best blogging platform.
Of course, there are other numerous blogging platforms that get the job done, but none can be equated to the experience you get with a self-hosted WordPress blog – from the general user interface, ease of content publishing and search engine optimization among many other benefits below.
1. Unlimited Themes and Plugins
When running a blog, you might get the urge to change its theme to match the type of content published. For instance, if you wish to talk about flowers, a flowery theme provides the exact design your blog needs to create the perfect atmosphere for your reader.
WordPress gives you the freedom to choose from among almost unlimited themes and plugins to make your blogging experience enjoyable and easily customizable.
2. SEO Friendly
Blogging and SEO are inseparable. In order to succeed in blogging, there is no doubt that your blog has to rank highly in search engines.
This way, you are sure of maintaining a huge audience, most of whom will land on your blog from search engines like Google and Yahoo. If yours is a self-hosted WordPress blog, then an SEO-friendly experience is almost inevitable.
WordPress has quite a number of recommended plugins for SEO. Some of them are premium, while others are free. It all depends on your need and the level of SEO that you need because they each may work to achieve different objectives.
3. Excellent Technical Support
This is particularly important for newbies who have do not have any prior experience in blogging. You do not have to shy away from installing WordPress on your site because it offers an excellent support system that will guide you step by step as you look to develop your blog.
Even for those with enough experience, blogging is just as dynamic as technology. New tools are constantly being developed to make the WordPress experience even better and the excellent technical support available from developers may come in handy.
4. Simplified Monetization
Before monetizing a blog, it is essential that your blog earns trust and respect in the blogosphere. Your audience must be able to identify themselves with it and consider it totally reliable.
Advertising agencies are known to decline bloggers using platforms such as BlogSpot. But, there is no platform that will make your blog earn trust more than having a self-hosted WordPress blog.
When it comes to monetizing your blog, advertising agencies will readily accept a WordPress install, hosted on your own domain, into their system. Besides, most advertising agencies have launched dedicated plugins for WordPress blogs, making it a lot easier for you to monetize your blog.
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