WordPress.com, Why not use it?
Why not use WordPress.com? In my last blog post I mentioned I’d be referring to why not to use WordPress.com in a later blog so here it is.
For one thing, WordPress.com is not a real hosting solution. It is a community for bloggers. That being said it does not really handle some important features if you’re blogging for your business. Most of the bigger businesses using WordPress do it on a self-hosted platform.
First let me share the advantages. Yes there are some to using WordPress.com for your blog. It does have email subscription and Social Sharing Features. There are some nice looking themes to use that allow for some customization. Plugins are in place for effective blogging purposes. Fairly good documentation/tutorials and automated maintenance.
With the goal of blogging from this author’s perspective of doing so for your business, WordPress.org is not a good approach. Here is why a self-hosted blog using WordPress.com:
Self-Hosted WordPress is For Running Your Business
- Though you may not be selling anything yet from your blog, running your self-hosted WordPress blog you can
- Some of your blogs you’ll want to utilize event calendars, shopping carts, newsletter signups, PayPal buttons Facebook Wall, and forms of any kind.
- Use AdSense to blog on products you’re an affiliate with.
- Important SEO features like page titles, descriptions and custom themes.
- Not affected by changes made to WordPress.com
- Ability to use customized plugins for signatures, SEO, and many other functions and cosmetic adjustments you may want.
These items are only an overview of features available to you to bring your blogging to a level to make your presence known in ways that you can’t do anywhere else. Really it’s like WordPress in general, there really is no other platform like it that offers the ease of use along with the power that it has from support, to plugins, to the social media connections you can incorporate as part your Internet marketing strategy.
On a side note, in doing your blog for business, there are some who do use WordPress for their blog sometimes do not for their website. They’ll have a static website and the blog link goes to their WordPress blog. As is know by many, WordPress is the most powerful platform to have your website on.
That being said, would love your feedback.
See my previous blog posts.
You might also like
Don’t you want more traffic to your blog? Discover the top 5 ways to drive laser targeted traffic to your blog. In this post I cover the best ways to
WordPress based websites are faster to setup, easier to maintain, easier to market and extend. About 2 years ago I started messing around with WordPress and have been deploying WordPress
A responsive design means a layout that responds well to different screen sizes. Such as iPad, tablets, Smart Phones and Desktop. Responsive WordPress Themes are themes that adjust to the
Make WordPress Landing Pages in Minutes with this easy to use drag and drop interface. You already know that WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms on the
There are three main advantages to hosting your own blog. You own it Can be optimized better Can add other items to improve your process There are also a couple