In the early part of 2004 WordPress was just getting its feet wet in web development. Website strictly made with Frontpage etc, were dominate in the market. Most of the WordPress users were blogger and journalist who had no idea how to code a webpage and found WordPress to be an easy way to get their ideas into the internet.
Some people say that it will hurt your search engine rankings while others say that it doesn’t matter at all. I say why risk it? You can write the content yourself, rewrite Private Label Rights (PLR) articles, or hire a ghostwriter to write it for you.
Update your blog regularly. This point cannot be stressed enough. Internet users like consistency, and if they enjoy your blog but you suddenly stop updating it, they will quickly become bored and will stop visiting. Nothing loses readers faster than a lack of updating your blog.
I thought I’d share how I create my blogs and websites. I am not a programmer or professional web designer by any means. However, I have learned the ins and outs of setting up a blog. The Think Entrepreneurship blog was created using the techniques I am going to explain to you. I’ve helped many people get their blogs set up, and they were created using the exact same techniques that i have used with the Think Entrepreneurship blog. Our blog was created on a bootstrapping budget using a domain register, hosting service, the free and open source wordpress platform, and a web design program named Artisteer.
Having said all that, I can see a value in using both platforms for WordPress as well as Blogger – and have them all interlinking to each other – great SEO (as long as the topics are related).
The bottom line is – WordPress dot COM – all online, not much for you to set up; dot ORG – on your own domain and hosting, you are responsible for maintenance and upgrading (even if you get someone to do it for you). Yes, there are plugins which can do the upgrading, but there’s always an element of risk.
To make your first blog post, you will want to go to YOURDOMAINNAME/wp-admin (on WordPress). This will take you to the page called “Dashboard” where you can log in and do anything you want to your blog. This is where you will create new pages, add new blog posts, add new features like calendars or opt in boxes for collecting email addresses, adding photos or videos, and an incredible number and variety of other possible features. On the left side of the Dashboard, under “Posts”, click on “Add New” and you can enter in a title and content for your first post!