Which Blogging Platform Do You Use and Why?
Wordpress, Blogspot, Tumblr ... so many blogging platforms. Which one is the best? Decisions. Decisions. Why choose when you can use them all?
Which Blogging Platform Do You Use and Why? Feel like you're a contestant in a beauty pageant? Is there a question the judges can ask without that “and why” part being tacked on at the end?
Anyway … getting on topic. Been experimenting with multiple blogging platforms for a few years now. So far all the platforms out there are suitable for my purpose. What is that purpose? Finding a legitimate means of earning income and working at home, with minimal investment required to do so. In other words, my husband says if I can't show that this effort yields monetary benefits, he is not willing to donate any dinero to the cause.
FYI. Dinero was the currency used by Christian states in Spain beginning in the 11th century. That has no bearing on the information being presented by way of this Wizzley page. Just a random fact thrown in to mix things up a bit and keep the reader from becoming bored! :)
FoxNet2017 (formerly Express Yourself!)
My Tumblr Blog
As of June 2014, my blogs are published via four different platforms. That's if you don't count my Tweets (@cmoneyspinner) as a micro-blog; and if you don't include other online writing communities where my writing is published that also use blogging platforms - such as Daily Two Cents, Writedge, and Webnuggetz.
Out of the four different blogging applications, the one that allows me the most freedom to experiment is my Tumblr blog. The primary benefit is being able to select a free template and then being permitted to customize so that it reflects ME! My templates of choice?
Used the Storyware theme for a few years and just recently changed to the Effector Theme. Storyware updated their version with features that were unfamiliar to me. What I know about HTML coding is self-taught and I did not know enough to make some additional edits. Consequently, I switched to another theme by Pixel Union and now my blog has a new look.
Another really cool thing about Tumblr is that it interfaces with my Wordpress blog. Reblogging is encouraged. When it comes to diversity – the blogger / reading audience is truly diverse - teens to senior citizens, professionals, non-professionals, various countries and religions, well-known persons in the entertainment industry and independent artists, small businesses, major businesses, news and media, etc.
There are a few quirky things about the application, but whatever "technical difficulties" experienced during implementation and publication are written off as my inexperience and lack of knowledge. The Tumblr Team has Support Staff or a Help Desk and they often assist me.
UPDATE: As of September 2016
This Wizzley page was published June 21, 2014. In two years, Tumblr was acquired twice. First by YAHOO! Then Verizon acquired core assets of YAHOO and Tumblr was included in the acquisition package.
* As of Sep 23, 2016, my account was terminated, with explanation. While I accept the explanation received from Tumblr Support, had they given an answer or not, I don't make it a habit of arguing with folks who are letting me use their application free! If you let me stay, I'm happy. If you tell me to leave, I go in peace. Don't know what the future holds now that they are under new management. It was a fun platform while I was there. In that two year period of time, I set up 5 different blogs (or microblogs) on Tumblr, experimented and learned a little about HTML coding and how to customize free templates, learned about affiliate marketing, Google AdSense and AdSense alternatives and various methods of blog monetization, learned of tools and resources that provide automated and/or scheduled posting to facilitate timely blog posting, and lots of other stuff useful for an online and home biz entrepreneur to know. It was a great ride!
Riding Again on Tumblr
Heading into 2017 with a brand new Tumblr account!
As you can see on the previous sections above, my Tumblring got a little bit bumpy. But towards the end of November, while the company is still in the process of changing owners, decided to give it another try. Created a brand new Tumblr blog and called it FoxNet2017. Here we go again! :)
FoxNet2017 | Recent Posts
P.S. If You Would Like to Contrast and Compare - Below Are Feeds to My Other Blogs
My Blog Stop! | My Blogspot Blog
This blog is published using Blogger or Blogspot which is the official Google platform.
Food Ways Presented by Everyday Exotic Spices
Also published using Blogspot.
My Pain, Your Gain | Blogjob.com
This blog is published via a blogging community and it uses the Wordpress platform.
Free Sign Up; Affiliate Marketing; Uses Wordpress Platform
Daily Two Cents
Cmoneyspinner on Over-blog.com
Using this platform as a Tumblr alterntaive. The company is based in Europe.
There's lots of platforms for you to experiment and explore!
After you decide which platform, the next question to be answered is:
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