Watch Where You Blog!

THIS POST IS OUTDATED…I HAVE SINCE MOVED BACK TO WORDPRESS HOSTED ON MY OWN SERVER:)

Hey everyone. As you see, I have moved my business blog over to Blogger, where the rest of my blogs are because I was suddenly shut down by wordpress.com. Something they didn’t like about my last social networking post on LinkedIn. We don’t face that type of content censorship over here at Blogger — which is why I’ve “come home”.

Honestly, when it comes to blogging — it’s most important that you have an interface that’s easy to work with, posts that get indexed fast (and of course they do at blogger!), AND that you post regularly.

You can get into the whole blogger, wordpress, typepad debate if you like…but I suggest you choose an option that will give you the most control over your content. So while hosting a “wordpress” blog on my own server would have been the most ideal situation — I would have had full control over my content. WordPress.com has left a bad taste in my mouth. So I pass.

Plus, you can host blogger on your own server if you like and write to your heart’s content — unless of course its ridiculously offensive. No webhost, bloghost etc. will put up with that.

The reason why I have chosen to go with blogger.com is that it’s the easiest to use out of all the interfaces and I rather have the link of my blog on another server pointing back to my home site — instead of me hosting the site. It’s better for PR ranking purposes.

So the moral of this story — watch where you blog so you don’t have to worry so much about WHAT you blog.

If you would like to get started with some “grown-up” social networking, you can start by joining me at Linked In.
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If you haven’t started your own blog yet — why not? You can do it for free here and don’t worry — I will be posting many more tips and tidbits on how to BLOG WITHOUT FEAR:) in the weeks to come.

Comments

  1. Elizabeth Potts Weinstein says

    Lisa –

    That’s one of the reasons I decided to host wordpress software on my own server. I love wordpress software, but they just want non-business people on their wordpress.org community (I think they also believe that it’s wrong to make money …).

    One thing to think about is that if you host your own blog, then you don’t have to worry about the policy of the wordpress.org or blogger or whatever, because you have control. And this is especially important if you build a big following and a high PR — you don’t want to loose that!

  2. Elizabeth Potts Weinstein says

    Lisa – That’s one of the reasons I decided to host wordpress software on my own server. I love wordpress software, but they just want non-business people on their wordpress.org community (I think they also believe that it’s wrong to make money …).One thing to think about is that if you host your own blog, then you don’t have to worry about the policy of the wordpress.org or blogger or whatever, because you have control. And this is especially important if you build a big following and a high PR — you don’t want to loose that!

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