WordPress.com, Why not use it?

WordPress.com BlogWhy 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.

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Jarrett Gucci
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Jarrett Gucci is the owner of Dynasty Web Solutions. A full service Internet presence provider specializing in WordPress development for business owners. Jarrett Gucci along with his team of professionals have designed over 400 WordPress websites. Jarrett Gucci believes strongly in creating websites that are unique, functional and generate referrals.

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