Want to know which platform is best for you?

So you’re ready to create a blog.

Or maybe you’re considering a self-hosted website.

Stop and read the following articles below before you decide which way to go. This is one of the best explanations I’ve read in a long time about the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

After reading and listening to fellow bloggers, I decided to stick with WordPress.com.

My reasons:

  • Although not perfect, it’s a turnkey process.
  • I found a Theme I liked but can change with ease
  • My blog is updated and backed keeping my blog intact online (even though I may lose content I won’t lose the blog.)
  • I don’t want to pay a third-party to support the platform or the security.
  • I don’t have the time to dedicate to running a self-hosted site.

4 Reasons You Should Never Use WordPress.com (And 4 Reasons You Should) by Sanj Sahayam

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – Which is Better? (Comparison Chart)   by by wpbeginner.com

Did the articles help you understand a little better how WordPress.com and WordPress.org work and how they are different?
Which do you use?
Have you considered a self-hosted site?
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20 thoughts on “Want to know which platform is best for you?

  1. I guess it all depends on where your priorities lie. If you aim is to make a name for yourself via your blog and become super popular, probably WordPress.Org with your own domain someplace in cyberspace is the way to go. If your blog is more of your outlet to support, learning, and friendship, I would think WordPress.Com is a better way. Also, there is the financial aspect. If you don’t have the money to spend on designing your blog, WordPress.Com has, in my opinion, some of the better templates at no cost.

    I chose WordPress.Com.

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  2. For my blog, I use wordpress.com but for my author website I use wordpress.org. I used to use wordpress.org for both but I found that the blog on wordpress.com gets more visitors and followers, but all the marketing experts say we should use wordpress.org. Not sure why but one of my website clients took a class and that’s what they recommended for businesses. Anyway, I have them linked in navigation.

    The only problem I see with using wordpress.com is that wordpress puts their own ads whereas if you have wordpress.org you can make money by putting your own ads.

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  3. I hear, too often, that you’ll never gain a strong audience without a self-hosted site. I’ve not gone that way, and I don’t think that it would necessarily answer all my audience gaining struggles/questions. I’ve seen too many with large audiences that stick with WordPress.com to make it a strong argument to do otherwise.

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