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Lauren Baker bodypaint
Posts: 115
London, England, United Kingdom


Advice needed!

To any one running or reading beauty blogs....
I used to blog on word press. I am setting up a new beauty blog. Looking at top blogs they all seem to be on blogger but I always thought Wordpress was better as you could create a better website, tag etc. Also I wonder if bloggers community might be saturated, any feedback much appreciated
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Sep 13 13 01:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lauren Baker bodypaint
Posts: 115
London, England, United Kingdom


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Sep 13 13 01:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Toto Photo
Posts: 2,781
Belmont, California, US


Our SEO consultant tells me WordPress is better. She further says that for SEO purposes the ideal hosting would be www.YourBusinessURL.com/blog
Sep 13 13 03:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lauren Baker bodypaint
Posts: 115
London, England, United Kingdom


Toto Photo wrote:
Our SEO consultant tells me WordPress is better. She further says that for SEO purposes the ideal hosting would be www.YourBusinessURL.com/blog

Thanks Toto I will check out the site, I thought Wordpress was better like that just wasn't sure if there was more of a health and beauty community on blogger but I'm under the impression even if there is its kind of saturated now. Any one on here that would agree/disagree that Wordpress is a better blogging site? Xxxx

Sep 13 13 04:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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FredSugar
Posts: 217
Dallas, Texas, US


Lauren Baker bodypaint wrote:

Thanks Toto I will check out the site, I thought Wordpress was better like that just wasn't sure if there was more of a health and beauty community on blogger but I'm under the impression even if there is its kind of saturated now. Any one on here that would agree/disagree that Wordpress is a better blogging site? Xxxx

Are you looking for a social network or a blogging platform?  As a strictly blogging platform Wordpress wins hands down.

Sep 13 13 04:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lauren Baker bodypaint
Posts: 115
London, England, United Kingdom


I want a blog, I thought that too but when I looked into big beauty blogs a vast majority seem to be on blogger so I'm trying to work out why and ultimately who to go with; Wordpress for all the reasons expressed above or blogger because for some reason it seems a very popular choice with big beauty blogs...... Confused.com :-/
Sep 13 13 04:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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Christopher Daemon
Posts: 344
West Hazleton, Pennsylvania, US


Lauren Baker bodypaint wrote:
I want a blog, I thought that too but when I looked into big beauty blogs a vast majority seem to be on blogger so I'm trying to work out why and ultimately who to go with; Wordpress for all the reasons expressed above or blogger because for some reason it seems a very popular choice with big beauty blogs...... Confused.com :-/

Blogger is easier to use and you can just turn on Adsense and monetize the blog very easily, so  if it is to exist as a stand alone blog it's fine. I don't understand your concerns about "saturated" as most of the traffic to a blog has no idea what platform you are using.

Wordpress is infinitely more versatile. It can be virtually anything you want it to be and there are hundreds of themes. It does have a little bit of a learning curve. A small one if you are computer literate, but it wouldn't hurt to know a little bit of code and basic terms. Unlike blogger, not all themes support ads, and even the widgets that fill ad space for you can be a little tricky. If you have very little time and just want it to work, maybe blogger with a custom domain name, if you prefer to tinker, make it look great and change things up at will, wordpress may be better for you.

If the blog is designed to drive traffic to a business site or some other purpose, then a subdomain or /blog with a self hosted wordpress is a far better Option. For a blog that exists just to be a magazine or similar, either course has advantages. You can always start on blogger, as wordpress has a widget that will import a blogger blog if you ever change your mind,

Sep 13 13 05:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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j3_photo
Posts: 19,875
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Wordpress is just as easy to use and much better.  I just dealth with blogger again and got so damn frustrated...back to WP for all my blogs smile   you can do quick posts too (just an image, etc.).
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Sep 13 13 06:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
LisaJohnson
Posts: 10,525
Nashville, Tennessee, US


a lot of people that are into Google + use Blogger from my understanding - isn't it run/owned by Google?  that may be a future consideration.
Sep 13 13 07:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,801
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Blogger is easy and free.  You can also get your own domain name for it for like $10/year, to do the same with wordpress you need to use some hosting company; there can be issues with that, like choosing the best one, costs, availability, etc.  Issues on google are far less likely, so if you want a cheap effective blog it's a great choice.

If you want to build an online presence then a self hosted solution is more important, one with total control so you can keep up with changes, trends, and control your own online persona.  Wordpress is a good backed for this, but there are also others.

So I think your real question is how far are you going to go with this?
Sep 13 13 07:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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TheMakeupMan
Posts: 3,757
Los Angeles, California, US


I'm on Wordpress
Themakeupman.wordpress.com

I like it cause I'm low tec.   Even I can work it lol
Sep 16 13 06:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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MUA Janine
Posts: 237
Oakland, California, US


I have a ton of experience with both. I personally prefer Wordpress because it allows for more creative freedom. Below are some pros and cons to each smile.

Wordpress
Pros
-A lot more professional
-Has a ton of creative freedom (you can do sooo much more with it)
-Ideal if you want more of a website with a blog rather than just a blog.

Cons
-Not really recommended for super beginners...it'll take a tiny bit of time for you to get use to.
-It can be a little complicated if you want a more advanced custom design
-A bit more expensive than blogger.

Blogger
Pros
-Pretty easy to use
-Cheaper (you can get started for free)
-Ideal if you want blogging to be your primary focus

Cons
-A bit generic
-It's very limited in terms of what it can do
-Good for more casual style blogging rather than serving as a professional grade site
Sep 17 13 11:02 am  Link  Quote 
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