If you have a blog, you need it to be on YOUR website. Assuming your blog will be really good, it will attract links ... and you may promote it in social media with links back. Those links will help your website to rank higher in search engines. If you create your blog on WordPress.com or Blospot.com onr someplace similar, all the links your blog posts earn will only help WordPress or Blogspot to rank higher. And they don't need the help.
If on the other hand you were asking what blogging platform or software to use, my preference is WordPress. But be sure to host the blog on your own website. A bit more here: http://goo.gl/MDJDRp
Obviously by now you can tell that WordPress is the correct platform to choose when creating a blog of just about any type.
One thing to also remember is to have it hosted on your own hosting account. That means get a hosting account somewhere like Liquidweb or Site5 or something like that. Many folks who use services like Blogger but dont realise that if Blogger one day ups and leaves, so does all their content, images, posts, etc. So get yourself self-hosted, then use WordPress to build your site.
There are thousands of themes to choose from. Just because its free from WordPress doesnt mean its good for you. Are you a business blog, a travel blog, a food blog, or what are you? All templates arent made equal and hence there are themes better designed for certain purposes. This is because of trained human psychology. The way people interact with certain themes is different than others.
A good idea would be to visit templatemonster.com, chose the category type that best suits your blog purpose, then have a look at designs that are used. You can better gauge whether a certain template layout, colour scheme, sidebar, header design, footer style, etc fits your blog.
Aside from all this, remember to be creative, natural, and mindful when writing blog posts. Search engines are far smarter than we give them credit and they can penalise you for inconsistent or copied content. So before you really get started, have a look at articles that highlight best practices for blogging in today's market place.
Best of luck!
My advisor likes blogspot with google. it links in to your google+ profile, and I link it to facebook as well. It seems to get getting a lot of views
I think that Wordpress is the best site for creating a blog. It is easy to use, looks professional, and it is free. Upgrading doesn't cost much when one is ready to do that.
It depends on a lot of factors, so there isn't a general answer for the "Best" because for each person, organization there are different needs, expectations, personal preferences, plans for growth and development and access to funds.
Wordpress is very versatile and I prefer it over all others for myself and most of my clients, but I have a couple clients where Squarespace or Blogger worked better for their platforms.
So you really need to provide more info for a definite answer. If you were a client, I would ask more questions then make a recommendation based on your needs, so it saves you from having to do the research into all the different sites and Content Management Systems.
You will get a host of responses to this question. However if you are looking for a free platform that is flexible, has an intuitive UI and can be built on as you get more sophisticated the only answer is Wordpress.
My site is built on Wordpress, my other half's blog is on Wordpress and I even know of smaller commerce site built on the platform. Genuinely ranks really well in Google too.
Obviously if you want to pay, there are a number of great tools out there, happy to help if you want more info. By the way, I am not associated with any paid platforms, so no stake in it for me :-)
There is no real argument in my mind. Presuming that is you're not looking to scale and end up with a large eCommerce element with multiple products.
Wordpress kills the competition in almost every conceivable way from SEO ready out of the box, plug ins to do just about anything, ease of use and install and a massive variety of themes and frameworks to choose from most of which require almost no custom design work or coding.
I use WordPress for my business-related blog and my website designer used one of their templates (which she customized) to create my website. Excellent results!
I believe wordpress is. If the content is more entertainment or fashion base then Tumblr.
I am surprised you are asking this question since you are a custom website designer. Wordpress is definitely the best and easiest platform. Is your Company website on the Wordpress platform? If it is then it is easy to add a blog page to it. If you use the Yoast SEO plugin, then you can used the plugin to enhance the already built in SEO capability of Wordpress. You can also hook up your website through Yoast with your Google Plus account and establish Google Authorship, which helps with your blog recognition.
Thank You all.
By reading all the comments & suggestions, I have learned some new things about wordpress that I never knew before.
Now I'M gonna start with wordpress...
Thanks once again...
I use several platforms. Test them all out and see what works best for you! Below are 2 platforms I use most :)
Have a great day,
I would start with wordpress.com, its free and will give you a feel for the platform, and has export so you can easily move the blog later. Squarespace.com is another more proprietary platform but has a lot of functionality
I have had great success at WEBS as an amateur for my social enterprise info site I use to help charity leaders get past their reluctance to use this approach to building support. www.socialenterprise.com. WEBS is easy to use and very inexpensive.
Well, I think the new release of EN, their new blogging system, is a good website to create blogs. Very easy to use, good service, good platform, and based on a very well ranked website in Alexa. A good way for your blog to go viral. They started with a Wordpress based blog, but soon they had to develop their own platform, as they needed to make it easier, more simple. The only thing is that you can get it only by invitation, under a business project, but you can have many blogs, different subjects to talk about etc.