There’s this propaganda that since Google owns Blogger, they tend to favor Blogger accounts. I won’t say that this is illogical, but from my experience, there’s no such favoritism.
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!
Pluugin are available for various purposes including rating systems, post word counts, weather reports etc. All these add ons are not available in your wordpress platform. You can download it from various sites at free of cost.
Today’s blogs are still being used for online diaries but even more are being created every day for a myriad of purposes. Politicians use blogs to tell their constituents what they stand for. Journalists are blogging the news as it happens. Celebrities, like actors and authors, are keeping in touch with their fanbase. Businesses use blogs to inform their customers of new products and developments.
You sole aim, apart from setting up a blog or website, is that it should attract visitors. There’s absolutely no use of having a site drifting around in a sea of websites and no-one comes to your site. This is where the power of WordPress comes in so handy. In general, WordPress sites are more easily ranked by the search engines than the typical.html static website. With a little tweak here and there and the help of very useful and free plugins, your site may be indexed within a matter of hours. Users will be able to testify that new blogs are often indexed and rewarded with good ranking within a day. I personally have a site that was launched and within less than 24 hours, got ranked in the sixth position on Google.
At times, simply emailing the owner, with a threat of filing a DMCA complaint with Google can do the job. Most of them would back out without further ado.
It is worth your time and effort to look around for a good host, one that won’t charge you separately for WordPress. You can find many reviews for hosting companies to help you in your search for a quality web host. Some of the best hosts out there are 1&1, Host Gator and i personally use eHostPros.