What Blog Platform Should I Use?

I’m still amazed how easy it is to get content onto the web today. A few clicks of the mouse, and you’ve got yourself a blog/twitter/facebook account ready to go. Whilst there are downsides to this (i.e. a lot of spammy content), the benefits definitely outweigh the drawbacks. It doesn’t matter what your area of interest is.

– Looking to learn origami? There’s a site for that.

– Want to know the ins and outs of poker? There’s a site for that.

In fact, you name it, you can probably find a site for that. This is the digital renaissance people 🙂

What do I use? I tend to favour Word Press if I’m not trying to do anything too specific. It’s not perfect, but it’s easy to use, easy to set up and would be my #1 choice. I work as a web developer for a living and have a custom built CMS, but Word Press has everything in a box ready to go. The plethora of plugins (say that 10 times fast) means you’ll almost certainly find something that will do the job.

Lifehacker has posted an excellent round up of what’s worth a look here