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Choosing the right blog platform is not only dependent upon your needs, but also on what you will need for future expansion within the blog.
Whether you are new or experienced, there are a number of features that are important considerations. Free blog platforms come with many
caveats and variations. Some of the highest priority features that you may want to think about include: domain ownership, flexible template creation, easy dashboard, anti-Spam, multi-lingual, backup vs download for content, easy imaging and storage.
You will also want to have the ability to change the look and feel of your blog as needed,
without the worry of additional fees and costs.
: By far the most well-known free blog platforms and one of the most
versatile for a variety of topics and styles. They have an incredibly flexible template selection
, that allows for easy change.
One of the top features is their dashboard excellence, which is great for the beginner all the way to the upper level experts.
Creativity reigns supreme with WordPress, and they have complimented their services with a great AntiSpam service and 120 languages
in the multilingual offering. WordPress gives you complete security access and is one of the few that includes a mirror image download of
your content and you are the ‘master of your domain’ (ownership) but remember that the best plans cost.
Always seeming to be ahead of the curve, they have been one of the first to add mobile accessibility. On the downside, WordPress does
charge for some of the features that other blog platforms include as part of their service; so examine what you need in a cost comparison.
Some of the well known and best designed WordPress blogs include: http://newsroom.mtv.com/
- excellent ability to update streaming
information at a fast pace with an edgy look that compliments their style. For a classic and collegiate image, Shenandoah University’s
news and commentary updates: CNN News
uses WordPress from Dr. Gupta,
International threats to Anderson Cooper updates: Great videos, quickly added to keep up with the streaming news needs