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Best Blogging Platforms

As many of you have probably noticed, I am using the WordPress platform for my blog. Having said that, I am hosting this blog myself, not on the WordPress domain as many other bloggers do. Of course, WordPress is not the only blogging platform, so if you are thinking about starting a blog, you should take a look at this list of blogging platforms:

  • Blogger. Blogger is the most popular platform and it offers many templates, management tools, and the stability of Blogger blogs is usually very good. I never encountered a Blogger blog that would have problem loading. On the other hand, there are various hosting companies that are not reliable and this results in a website’s downtime.
  • WordPress is the platform that I use and one of the advantages is that it offers more customizability. In my opinion, it also has more powerful features and a reliable spam filter called Akismet. It is a good choice for those who want a powerful platform.
  • TypePad blogs are a little bit less popular, however, they are famous for their clear design. This would not be my first choice, but you can decide to be more original and use TypePad as your platform if you wish so.

    Guest Bloggers and Stealing Content

    This time I would like to discuss guest bloggers and content stealing. A well-written guest post might be considered valuable content according to readers. This is especially true if the topic of the post relates closely to the main topic of the blog. So in this case, I would like to discuss a situation where a guest blogger copies posts written by somebody else, and claims that he wrote them. Not only if somebody finds out about this, all of his guest posts might be removed from different blogs, but it would also be a huge blow to the reputation of the blogger himself.

    Reading other bloggers guest posts and writing similar ones is not content stealing in my opinion. However, if one clearly copies and pastes another person’s posts, then this is definitely content stealing. He should worry about somebody finding out about this. It might be a good idea to list all resources that you use to write a post. Did you get inspired after reading a newspaper article? Feel free to indicate that in your post. This way everyone will know that you write your own articles and your articles are also going to look more professional. After all, all of the dissertations being written in universities often indicate various sources where that particular information.


    Become an Influential Blogger

    Being a blogger can bring a lot of satisfaction, because you can you express your thoughts and opinions to your readers. You can also have a chance to influence other people’s opinions and way of thinking. Every blogger in a sense is influential, since even a blog with one reader has some influence. What do you think about being able to influence thousands of people? Here are some tips to help you become more influential:

    • Acquire more knowledge. You need knowledge to be influential. This is a very important point. Ultimately, you need to be an expert in your field if you want others to acknowledge you. Reading other websites about the subject, or even books and magazines should help you. All influential bloggers have extensive knowledge about the topic they blog about.

    • Work on your personal brand. You want people to know who you are. Focus on marketing your brand in different places. Link exchanges and guest blogging are a cost-efficient way to accomplish this. You can also always take advantage out of paid forms of advertisement like Google Adsense or banners. You do not have to spend a lot of money, but it is important to work on your personal brand.

    • Blog consistently. Of course, this is easier said than done, but you need to keep blogging, even if you feel you are not making progress. After some time, the blogosphere will notice your dedication to blogging. If you will blog consistently, then you will definitely achieve success.