When launching a blog or your own website, we believe WordPress is the best place to start. Virtually all my sites run on WordPress, and I absolutely love the awesome WordPress community.
Here are 5 reasons why your blog should be run on WordPress.
1. You Own Your Content
Unlike some other WordPress alternatives, you retain all rights to the content you publish, and because it is open source, you don’t ever have to worry about it going out of business.
This is huge.
Whatever you publish on the platform is yours to use however you like. There’s no one selling your data, or forcing you to run ads. And there’s no one telling you what you can and can’t publish (with reason of course.)
Furthermore, WordPress is 100 percent customizable to your liking.
While WordPress is free to use, you do have to purchase your own domain which we show you how to do here.
While many of the alternatives might be great, who knows how long they will stay open for business.
2. It’s great for beginners and advanced users alike.
One of the reasons we suggest you start with WordPress is because it’s super easy to get started. There are literally thousands of articles and how to videos to help you get up and running and get you through any area that holds you up.
Heck, we have over a dozen in depth posts and tutorials walking you through everything you need to know step by step.
That being said, WordPress is also fantastic for when you continue to grow your blog, it has some advanced features that will fit nearly every single one of your needs.
Basically, you can start with WordPress and continue to use it as you scale and grow your blog.
Which brings us to our next point.
3. Devoted WordPress Community
WordPress is open sourced, meaning thousands of developers from around the world work day and night to bring new features, plugins, and resources.
If you need to do something specific with your WordPress site, it’s almost guaranteed there’s a plugin or app it.
WordPress also has literally hundreds of thousands of free themes and some plugins as well, so you can test a variety of different ways to build your WordPress site.
Whether you’re going to run a store, show off your photography, or share your politic thoughts, WordPress is the place to do it.
Better yet, aside from getting your domain and hosting provider, you can start your blog for free thanks to the fantastic WordPress community .
4. Safe And Secure
WordPress has been around for over a decade now, and each year they release top of the notch security features. As the world becomes more and more active online, online security is going to become increasingly important.
Whether it’s monitoring your blog posts for Spam, or keeping the hackers out of your dashboard, WordPress is the top of the line when it comes to keeping your content safe.
And… in the off chance something does happen to your site, there are tons of resources and plugins to help you get back up and running in no time.
Having been hacked several times, I am incredibly grateful for WordPress and safety and security it brings.
5. Search Engine Friendly
Last but not least, WordPress sites are by design Search Engine friendly. Whatever the goal is with your blog, you want more people to view it.
The code in the back end of WordPress gets along perfectly with Google and the other major search engines, making it easier for people to find your content.
While you should always aim to write content with the best SEO practices in mind, it doesn’t hurt to know WordPress is working in the back ground on your behalf.
Of course there are millions of other reasons your blog should run on WordPress, but I hope this convinces you to give WordPress a go.
That being said, if you’d like to learn more about some WordPress Alternatives, you can check that out here.