Joined: 18 Apr 07
08 Aug 07 6:16 am
Why Blogs Are Better Than Websites and Wordpress Software
Hi All Newbies or anyone struggling with trying to build portals (i.e. any site that isn't a blog or directory is typically known as a portal)..
Let me tell you something that will make your life a WHOLE lot easier if you struggle with HTML, web design etc. Personally, I'm actually OK with HTML & graphics, but even I did what I am about to tell you because it's made my life a whole lot easier & it takes me about 1/5th to 1/10th of the time!
Build blogs versus portals. This is because you can use Wordpress (the main software used to build blogs) which is free & its so powerful that you can build blogs quickly & easily.
Wordpress has literally thousands of free themes that you can choose from & the themes are relatively easy to tweak so that you can customise them to look like whatever you want. See here: http://themes.wordpress.net/
The other great thing about blogs is that you can write in "natural english" i.e. you just write like you are talking on a forum like this one, versus making it all sound formal or corporate which is the standard for portals.
In the time it took me to create a portal, I literally was able to create 10 blogs that all look great (I think so anyway!).. and with the plugins available which are also free its so easy to do things like create polls, SEO your posts, manage adsense ads etc
I've got a site that can help you with all of this as well, but I'm not going to blatantly advertise it here.. if you are interested, PM me & I'll point you to it.