Why Bloggers Should Be Thankful to Blogging Platforms

August 2, 2013 | No Comments Yet

Blogging platforms like WordPress has made it incredibly easy for bloggers to do what they do. There are many things that bloggers should be thankful for. Let us look at some:

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For Being Able to Start a Blog

If blogging platforms didn’t make it as easy as it is today to start a blog, then the blogosphere will be monopolized by technologically-advanced people. This would have taken away the satisfaction from many bloggers who are not as technologically inclined from  experiencing  having a blog today. This has also saved the online users from having access only to views and opinions of a few.

For Being Able to Publish Posts Whenever Desired

Rather than forever waiting for the chance to be published writers using the traditional way, bloggers have all the opportunity to self-publish whenever they like. The publish button holds so much power and freedom and it is up to bloggers to regulate their own conduct. There is no one to reject a blogger’s publication unless of course there are violation of terms issues and copyright issues involved.

For the Chance to Be Heard

Not all people are given the chance like bloggers to be heard and heard loudly at that through their own blogs. While most people will be hard put in finding an avenue for rants and complaints, the blog is always an available option, However, care must be observed in using this advantage. There are still laws to be observed even in the online world.

For Encouraging Bloggers to Take Responsibility for the Blog

With freedom comes responsibility. As bloggers are pretty much given a free reign in the conduct of their blogs, they also have to learn to police their own practices. The failure to observe proper procedure may result to sanctions for the blog.

For Providing an Opportunity to Understand Technology a Little Better

Even under free domains, bloggers will still need to learn in time the technology behind blogging. This is especially so when bloggers graduate to their own domains. Even if problems can be very inconvenient, it is still a source of important learning.

Blogging is really a privilege. It has its challenges but always, being able to do it freely is something to be thankful for. Much of the credit goes to blogging platforms.

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Self-Publishing Through Blogs

June 27, 2012 | No Comments Yet

Writers never had it as easy as now to convert their thoughts and words into written compositions.  With the ready accessibility of platforms for instant and self-publishing, every wannabe writer gets his crack in forming his own audience.  In the blogging world specifically, no one asks for educational credentials or journalism experience except perhaps for particular topics that beg expertise to be a requirement.  We have to remember that blogging is a form of self-publishing.

The freedom provided by the blogging arena however has produced blogs that are fit for personal rather than public consumption.  It is not much the topic but the way it is presented that usually makes the difference.  Unless incorrect grammar and spelling are means for a specific purpose in articles, bloggers can derive benefits from having their work proof-read by others before publishing.

The whole idea of written posts tends to get lost when writing is done too carelessly.  It can be very difficult to believe a writer who does not even know how to spell the topic he is talking about.  Though blogging on a topic does not require absolute expertise, it requires basic respect in tackling any topic.  This simply means doing one’s homework through reasonable research before coming up with articles to be published. 

Blogging tools such as WordPress should be used responsibly.  The chance of self-publishing should not be wasted on senseless rants and egocentric promotions.  This is the chance to put forward lofty ideas and thoughts that possibly may not be accepted by mainstream publishing companies.  We might as well put it to good use since there are admittedly many self-published writers already inhabiting the blogosphere.  Access to self-publishing should be used to promote the cause of genuinely good writers who have very limited options in traditional publishing.

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A Worthy Blogging Tool

May 30, 2012 | No Comments Yet

WordPress has been making it possible for bloggers to go about their business of providing articles of great interest to online readers.  Being a free and open source blogging tool, it offers many features that allow easy management of the contents being offered.  The number of times its various versions have been downloaded since its introduction in 2003 up to the present is a testament to its ability to address and provide for the varied needs of bloggers worldwide.

Blogging became much easier to venture into with the availability of tools such as WordPress.  Even the most technologically challenged writers can publish articles with ease and confidence with the use of its features.  These features are meant to make the whole exercise enjoyable and fulfilling rather than a laborious task to be faced as often as the need to blog arises.  Everything is practically spoon-fed except of course for quality content which is the expected contribution of all writers to their blog.

WordPress offers various themes which bloggers can choose to install or change at any time they see fit.  Its plugin architecture addresses the other aspects that are now considered part-and-parcel of blogging activity such as search engine optimization.  Bloggers are given every opportunity to increase the functionality of their sites through the addition of widgets which emanate from the extended abilities of thousands of plugins offered by the platform.  Web developers are likewise given a chance to create their own blogging community as WordPress made it possible for multiple blogs to operate in a single installation.

The blogging tool likewise offers a link management structure that can assist website owners in their bid to have their sites found by search engines and related sites.  It has released a number of versions since its introduction, providing more features that beginners would find user-friendly while responding to the growing needs of more experienced bloggers.  It has become evident that WordPress is a worthy blogging tool.


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