Today there are many blogging services, one of the most popular is Blogger, then those who smoke more prefer Wordpress and North Americans go out of their way for their Spaces. There are several criteria to choose where to install a blog, including the functionality that can be obtained, guaranteed traffic and other aspects that motivate visits.
In my case, although before I had a blog on Blogger, and I became an expert in the famous 5 minutes of Wordpress, when I started Geofumadas Cartesianos caught my attention, which mounted on Wordpress MU can grow in terms of functionalities (depending on the time of Tomás, of course) but I was very struck by the influx of users in the geomatics area from Cartesia, which has allowed me to have a valuable neighborhood.
When choosing a blog service, you should think about facilities that allow us to dedicate ourselves to the matter: WRITE, without wasting so much time in some complications, that the installation of new plugins, updating the new version of Wordpress, or unlocking with Complicated templates, not to mention hosting crashes or exceeding the hosting limit.
An example of an almost complete service is Thoughts, a quite interesting blogging provider, like many others but with some features that for some will seem very practical:
1. Wysiwyg for editing
This is quite good, as there are things that Wordpress continues to make complex; such as placing images without editing the code, handling tables or fonts. The Thoughts editor is very complete and it helps to be able to see what will be obtained without having to publish. Of course this can be achieved with Wordpress… if you are willing to live the stress of updates and compatibility of features built around crazy creativity.
2. Easy video upload
If Wordpress is installed, the implementation of video plugins is complicated, not because there are not many, but because very few are practical to integrate embedded video with size settings and control buttons. The possibility of managing a podcast makes it more attractive for those who want to take video sharing beyond copy-pasting YouTube URLs.
3. Management of images in galleries
Many blogs come to life for their images, the gallery options that Thoughts brings are easy to configure for the thumbnail display and display effects of particular images. Being able to add tags to images to improve the effectiveness of visits from image search engines looks good, especially to avoid that the CTR (for those of us who monetize blogs) is affected by poor quality traffic that usually happens when the images do not have tags that properly position them with respect to keywords.
4. Easy feed back
The controls of the statistics panel, visits, traffic sources seem quite functional to know the activity of the site... surely it will be necessary to depend on the tyranny of the Google Analytics can, but perhaps the default Wordpress panel falls short (without the plugin)
5. A great community.
This is the best that a blogging service can offer, which brings visitors by the way awards are promoted or the organization of tag clouds. I particularly like Cartesianos because the Cartesia community guarantees at least 50 visits a day if you write regularly, so if you decide on Thoughts you will surely find visits within your theme.