As professional blog writers, my team writes over 100 blog posts each week. We’ve used all the blogging platforms and even custom applications. Hands down my team prefers to use WordPress.
Our team members don’t like these platforms:
When we get a blog project that is using Movable Type, we all groan. This platform does not allow for pending and draft posts, has a very quirky publishing interface, and has a very strange HTML mutant link and writing interface. Typically blog writers are writers first and not usually HTML savvy so to add link or tag syntax can be highly confusing.
This used to be the platform that most of our blogs were done on back in 2002 and 2003 but as of 2010 not a single one of our clients is on Blogger or Blogspot. They have all moved to WordPress. Although you can add tags, you cannot sort posts into categories. Additionally the template selections are archaic and do not even allow three column blogs.
This is another platform when we get a client using this we groan. Although it is not as bad as Movable Type, the inability to see blog posts in a list by date and quick editing features for tags and categories make this a cumbersome choice to use.
The Best is WordPress!
Here’s why we love WordPress:
- Wonderful easy to install plug-ins that build SEO benefits into each blog post.
- Ability to choose tags PLUS categories to sort your blog posts into for easy navigation.
- Integrated search engine.
- Once click software upgrade and plug-in update.
- Excellent and rock solid publishing on future dates.
- Ability to set a post as pending or draft – they are different in our minds.
- Running word count that resides at the bottom left of the blog entry field screen.
- Outstanding template selections with many that are free downloads.
If you are trying to decide which blog platform to use for your blog. Use the one that professional bloggers like us love – WordPress!