I love Blogging. I have been a Blogger since 2005 – when I started my first blog to document my trip to Ireland. Since 2008 I have blogged on the platform Blogger, and in recent years have also blogged on WordPress.
Generally I blog about my life, my travels, my adventures and anything else that I feel urged to write about. I have also been a workshop presenter on Blogging for a number of organisations.
I have participated in a number of Blog programs too – and find that many are populated mostly by American Bloggers. I would like to encourage more Aussies to blog.
I enjoy doing workshops on Blogging. I like to encourage more folk to Blog.
Which “Platform” do I prefer? It can be done on any website type platforms. Many business websites have a Blog page, where they update information for customers/clients.
A web page tends to be a static page – where a regular blog page is easier to update and keep your followers up to date with any information. It can be challenging and time-consuming, but it does tend to engage supporters. Generally, a blog has about 300 words, perhaps some photographs, and links to other information.
I like Blogger and WordPress – but essentially like to teach people to use Blogger unless they are fairly switched on. Wordpress is brilliant but just a little complex for newbies. Both Blogger and WordPress are free to use. Hosting can be a cost – but is not necessary with Blogger unless you wish to use your own domain name.
I will be working with “newbies” initially – so it will be Blogger.