While there is still a lot to say for traditional (and nontraditional) websites, blogging seems to be where it’s at today. And there are lots of reasons why this is so. Here are some things I love about blogs and blogging.
Ease of Use
I’ve had websites and I’ve had blogs. And for now, I’m loving my blogs.
Blogs are easy to set up, and very easy to manage. Blog posts don’t have to be long, and they can include audio, video, posts from other blogs.
You name it and you can probably do it with a blog!
Search Engines Love Blogs
A lot of our time in setting up websites was spent optimizing the site in general and every page so that the various search engines would find it and give it some page rank love. Blogs are easier to get ranked these days, and if you use the right kind of plug-ins and widgets (more on that later), SEO is pretty easy. There are even a number of WordPress plugins that not only do SEO for you, they do it automatically.
Lets You Be You
For some strange reason, it seems easier to share your personality on a blog. Frequent posting captures your mood and your voice in a variety of situations, and on lots of topics. Use pictures and images in your posts to express yourself.
Want a More Traditional Website Look? You Can Do It with WordPress!
Perhaps your online goal is really more suited to having a traditional website type platform than a blog. The good news is that you don’t have to hire a webmaster or get an html editor. You can simply use the pages attribute in WordPress to create individual website-like pages. Then you can choose whether or not to have a blog on your website.
Want a Website-type Design? Choose Your Theme Carefully
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of WordPress themes available on the internet. Many are free, and some cost a bit of money. If you choose a theme that does not have sidebars, your site will look more like traditional webpages than the standard blog.
And the ease of creating a new page will blow you away!
Yup, for us, blogs are the way to go. And we prefer WordPress blogs hosted on our webhost.