Blogging is not only fun, and a hobby, to more and more people, but it is also a career for many. Lots of bloggers are household names, and it seems that every day a new blogger comes onto the scene and – in doing so – earns respect from people for their views, earns a new whole level of readership and, of course, earns money.
It’s fair to say that the majority of us have either tried to start a blog, own a blog, or know someone who has done both. Then there are people who have given up, or not had the time, those who update their blog regularly for their own purpose, and those who have become successful from, simply, running a blog. It’s been a long time since people viewed news outlets as their main source of information, as all the information we need can now be found on blogs. If you were to search for something on the web, the front page would – yes – contain links to news outlets but there would also be links to websites which started up as blogs and blossomed into very popular
However, a lot of bloggers start up their blog without knowing – or even researching – which platform would work the best for them. There are lots to choose from, but if you were to ask any blogger with knowledge, they would more than likely say that WordPress is the site they use to run their blog. It’s not that WordPress is necessarily the best, but it seems to be a popular choice with all sorts of bloggers.
If, or when, a blogger was to choose to elevate their blog into a fully-fledged website, it is common that a lot of people aren’t familiar with the ins-and-outs of website hosting. There is a cost to hosting a website, and there are lots of hosting sites out there which will tell you how good they are and how fast their load time is, and how fast their speed index is etc. But, unless you really know what you are looking for, these technically named aspects of hosting sites can easily be viewed as jargon and could bypass you.
As a blogger will be spending money on a hosting site, it’s obviously very important to research, and find, the best overall WordPress hosting to suit the needs – and future development – of the blog. I’m mentioning WordPress as, like I mentioned earlier, it’s one of the most popular blogging sites amongst others. It’s not as easy as it seems, to find the perfect hosting site for you, so to any bloggers out there who are potentially thinking of pushing their blog further: it’s imperative to do your research before jumping in at the deep end. Otherwise, you could find yourself out of pocket and stuck with a hosting site which doesn’t really do your blog justice.
Once you have found the hosting site for you, you will then be able to relax knowing that your blog is ready to take the next step. Then, it’s up to you to add the content and push your blog to as good as you know it can be.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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