If you are already on WordPress than consider yourself lucky because you are on the World’s best blogging platform .If you are on any other blogging platform like blogger,Typepad,Movable Type then you should consider shifting to wordpress as if you don’t shift now ..than you have to shift later ..the more delay the more trouble you will face …i will try to cover the know how required to shift to WordPress in a series of posts of which this is the first one.
22 Reasons Why you need to shift to WordPress Platform (With your Own Hosting):
1) First impression
You will not overlooked ,if you are using a free blog hosting platform like blogger chances are that you will get overlooked by most of the people,Remember that there are a millions of blogs out there and nobody have that much time to read all of them,so with WordPress you stand a good chance to steal a impression.
2) Looks/Designs to die out for
Lots of themes of almost every niche.Whatever your blog niche/topic be, you will always find a theme that will suit your blog .
3) Complete control
With your own hosting you are the king ,you can setup subdomains to add more functionality to your blog like a directory,forums, tools etc only limited by your imagination.
4) You are the admin
It feels good if its your first blog 🙂
5) Configurability of wordpress
Remember you can make it big with WordPress
6) Fully customizable
What you can’t do in other platform you can do it here,You can customize it to your heart’s desire
7) Plugins makes life easy
8) There is a plugin for almost everything
9) You can add adsense,social icons,Sitemap with the help of plugins
10) You can even optimize your blog for search engines with the help of plugins like All in One SEO
11) WordPress code is beautifully written, means more search engine love
12) More SEO ,More Traffic ,More Money
13) Commentator’s find it easy to post comment
14) WordPress experience counts
15) Its easy its Hard
Its easy for people who are using internet for some time and could be hard for a complete newbie
16) Almost all professional bloggers use wordpress
17) You can expand your wings
Later on if you ever want to expand your website you can do so with WordPress easily
18) Easy to create a custom page
19) With your own domain and hosting you have your very own emails firstname.lastname@example.org
20) It shows authority
21) Impact on advertisers
Its for real ,Wordpress designs are so professional that advertiser would definitely want to advertise on your blog( You should have Great Content too)
22) You get support of thousands of fellow wordpress bloggers(you can contact me too :D)
WordPress is a great platform if you are going to start blogging start with WordPress and you will love it.
With my experience i must say if you are little bit serious about blogging then free hosting platforms like blogger isn’t for you ,you should shift to WordPress as soon as you can,There is a lot more to explore in wordpress then to waste time in other platforms( I ve wasted a hell lot of time in customizing blogger to make it what i want only to delete it in the end, after i shift to WordPress ).
The next post will be “Why you should not delay in shifting to wordpress”(Shifting to WordPress part 2)
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