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Blogging Guide, Part 1: Which Platform is Right…

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Since the early 2000s the popularity of blogs has exploded, resulting in an increased number of hosts (or platforms) to choose from. Selecting which one to unleash your thoughts and observations on can be overwhelming—but hopefully not anymore.

This piece focuses on the top free blogging platforms—Blogger, Tumblr, and WordPress. Each has a huge network with millions of bloggers, as well as a number of pros and cons, outlined below:

Blogger

Pros:

  • If you have a Gmail address you can open multiple blogs to tie into your blog account (should you, say, want to write about food and cars but not talk about them both on the same blog).
  • Blogger has an extensive Help Center that will walk you through setting up your blog and assist you with issues that may come up down the road.
  • Like Tumblr, the dashboard aggregates all of the new posts created by people you follow, which you can also import to your Google Reader should you prefer that format.
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