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Why Choose WordPress Over Other Blogging Platforms?



Let’s get one thing straight first: WordPress is more than just a blogging platform. It’s the best way to create an explosive website that really gets your message across. 

The fact that WordPress runs 50-60% of the world’s CMS market can attest to that. 

Of course, there are lots of other web and blogging platforms out there that you can choose from. However, choosing a blogging platform that doesn’t fit your needs is among the worst mistakes bloggers should avoid. 

Still, if you’re still torn on whether or not starting a WordPress blog is something you want to get into right now, allow us to make the choice easier for you. 

Here are our top reasons for choosing WordPress:

1. It’s designed explicitly for publishing

WordPress can handle your whole publishing workflow. Yes, right from your first draft all the way until when you’re ready to publish. 

The distraction-free writing platform also automatically saves your work and allows you to go back to previous versions of your content with a click of a button. 

It’s also very convenient how you can preview your posts to see exactly how they should appear upon publishing. 

 Speaking of publishing, you can choose to publish immediately or you can set it to do so at a later time of your choice. 

2. It’s simple and easy to use

Whatever the reason, may it be business or personal, I’m guessing you want to start a blog because you love to write. WordPress allows you to do just that. 

You want to write? Write away!

You need to upload an image or file? Drag and drop or upload via a link. 

As easy as that.

No need to be a coding expert to get the best of the platform. It’s simple, straightforward, and lets you do what a writer’s got to do without having to worry about anything else. 

Unless you want to that is. 

Because then, it’s also customizable with apps and plugins of your choice straight from WordPress’s plugin directory. 

WordPress’s flexibility is one of the things that makes it the top CRM of today. 

3. Top-notch security

WordPress is well known for its excellent security features. You get password protection various levels. 

Examples of what you can do are: 

  • Protect individual posts
  • Protect specific parts of your content
  • Restrict access privileges for anyone else except your choice of members, authors or registered users

It goes without saying that security should be considered as one of the fundamentals of blogging. Especially if you want to get into it as a profession. 

Why, you say? Because you don’t want to lose everything and start from scratch again if ever your blog goes kaput due to malware and other security problems. 

Stable as a web and blogging platform, vulnerabilities in the system are quickly discovered and given solutions as soon as they are found. That’s easy enough to do when you have millions of members in your user base. 

Thousand of skilled users and hundreds of expert web developers who back and support WordPress collaborate with the company to arrive at solid resolutions to recently revealed issues and vulnerabilities. 

These are then programmed into the updates that WordPress rolls out every 3-4 months, regular as clockwork. 

4. Top-of-the-line Search Engine Optimization

By and of itself, WordPress is already an excellent platform for SEO. Compared to every other CMS out there, it’s the best at indexing every single page you create.

WordPress also converts your titles and pages into search engine friendly URLs. 

Although there are a lot of SEO resources for bloggers available on the web, another good thing about WordPress is that you can also get optimum help from search engine optimization plugins. 

Yoast, for example, has been rated 5 stars by more than 16,000 users. It’s the most downloaded SEO plugin on WordPress’s directory. 

With over 5 million active installs, it tops the next plugin on the list by 2 million. That’s a massive number of satisfied users who rely on Yoast’s search engine optimization capabilities. 

As a matter of fact, almost every kind of tool you need, including online marketing tools, is available on WordPress’s directory. 

5. Wider Social Media Reach

For easy sharing of your blog posts to social networking sites, Publicize is one of the most workable among the WordPress’s social tools. 

Tasks such as using Facebook to increase your blog traffic or Twitter to share captivating excerpts from your posts come quick and easy with Publicize. 

In addition to that, there are also a lot of plugins you can choose from that will make it easier to power up your social media presence via your blog. 

Wrapping Things Up

This could easily turn into a much longer list when it comes to reasons to choose WordPress. 

Among them are the awesome design options, flexibility and expandability and impressive ease of access. Using this platform, you can effortlessly create ways to increase email subscribers and grow your email list. 

These, in addition to the above-mentioned reasons, are why you should start blogging using WordPress. 

Experience the convenience that millions of WordPress subscribers enjoy. Make it yours too. Be the blogger that you were meant to be. Let WordPress handle the rest.

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Kevin is a full-time digital marketer and business coach. As a retired marine, he devotes his time helping business owners succeed online.

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Blogging Is Not What You Are Doing But What You Are Being




Think this one through.

Blogging is what you are being. Not doing.

Blogging is not mindlessly doing stuff. Oh shoot. You realized something, didn’t you? Blogging is not building an email list. Email lists do not give you success. Nope. Clear, confident, detached bloggers who have fun building email lists and who trust in the blogging process grow big, responsive, profitable lists….over time. What does this mean?

“Over time” means you do not panic, flip out or bail on blogging, if you calmly build a list and have fun doing it, for a long time, and see the appearances of little or no growth. This is BEING a successful blogger; having fun, trusting, being patient, taking the simple, easy route, even if it feels uncomfortable after blogging and list building for a bit and seeing the illusion of scant results.

Most Bloggers Fail Because They Screw It Up

Most bloggers buy into a lie; doing specific things makes you successful. Nope. If this were the case, everybody who builds a list would be billionaires. Because they built a list, lists breed success, right? Nope. Even if you follow steps robotic-like, your energy, your emotions, your feelings, all make up your BEING. The 6 and 7 and 8 figure earners who happily take this journey are being the 6, 7 and 8 figure earners energetically, calm and confident, after having fun creating content and connecting, and seeing $4 in blogging profits after 6 months of being the person. Every other blogger panics after 1 day, 1 week or 1 month, stop being the millionaire success, do dumb stuff, begin being a broke person, and see struggle and failure until they decide to be the successful blogger again.

The Core Elements of Being a Success

Blog mainly:

  • for fun
  • taking the easy but uncomfortable path; do what feels natural to you, even when you slam into fear of wasting your time, fear of being criticized, fear of mental blocks, etc
  • with a complete trust in yourself
  • with a complete trust in the blogging process
  • with a complete trust in sound, proven advice from successful bloggers

Very few bloggers be these energies persistently. Very few bloggers happily earn a pretty penny over time. Few bloggers be success. Most bloggers try to do their way to success but since they act without giving any thought to their intent, their driver, their energy, almost all of these bloggers are being broke, poor, struggling and failing.

Blogging is not robotic. If blogging was robotic, every blogger who did specific things in a certain way would succeed. But this is not true. Blogging is energy. Top bloggers use all types of different approaches to reach the top. This indicates blogging is primarily energy, your energy coloring your actions and results.

Imagine if you feel like a failure. I advise you to write a guest post for me. You tell me you are lazy, have no ideas, cannot do it, need to take a few months off, etc. I offer you an opportunity to promote your success but since you are BEING a failure and feeling like a failure you are blind to the DOINGs (generous guest posting) of a successful blogger. See what I mean? Plus, if you seize the guest posting opportunity while feeling like a complete failure, either the post quality stinks or you write a masterpiece by the odd chance, that nobody reads. Nobody read it because you are feeling/being a failure, so, you see failure results.

100% of the time, blogging is energy. Being a success means blogging your fun, doing what feels easy and natural to you, trusting in self and the process, and feeling uncomfortable along the way.

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Why Does Blogging Seem Hard?




The question of blogging questions.

Why does blogging seem hard?

Blogging in and of itself is not hard. Blogging is a concept. A blog is an inanimate object. It is neutral. It is not hard, tough or easy.

Human beings label their feelings with emotions. THIS is why blogging seems hard.


Doing the neutral activity of blogging feels scary, meaning you unearth and either resist or feel fears. Feeling the fears feels highly unpleasant. Especially if said fears feel deep, strong, and terrifying, depressing or anger-inducing.

But if you resist these deep fears, and refuse to feel them, and blog mainly from a dominant vibe of fear, you fully experience the feeling of blogging being super hard. Blogging is actually neutral but you refuse to feel deep fears that blogging has unearthed. You resisting fear leads to prolonged blogging failure, aka, not seeing much money and traffic, aka, blogging being really hard.

Real World Example

A few moments ago, I scanned one of my daily blogging income streams. I made a little less than I had been making for 1 of a billion reasons. 1 such reason may have been the internet crashing here last night. We experienced a few big, powerful thunderstorms.

Anyway, I noted the dollar amount being lower and felt fear arise in my body. Rather than resist the fear, I felt the anxiety, and my mind hurriedly racing ahead to next month’s paycheck, and then, after breathing deeply for a few moments and fully embracing the fear, I released it. I did not resist it. I felt it. The fear disappeared. I then blog from an abundant, relaxed, detached, generous energy, which helps me become more and more successful.

But the old me – and most bloggers – see a lesser dollar amount for daily earnings, feel an intense fear arise, panic, bury the fear versus feeling it, and run around like mad men and mad women with that DEEP FEAR DRIVING THEM, desperate and greedy, resisting the fear, being driven by fear, and of course, they do stupid stuff with a dominant fear energy guaranteeing their blogging failure. Then, these humans who refuse to face, embrace and feel fears, proclaim blogging to be hard. This is a lie. Blogging is neutral. But you refuse to face, embrace and release your fears, so blogging *feels* hard.


Feel fears when fears arise. Cry it out. Shout it out. Feel depressed or deflated.  Do not resist fear. Then, after feeling fears, you will feel good, detached, relaxed and trusting. Feeling these dominant abundant energies, you will create, connect, trust, persist and blog from a relaxed, chill energy. Blogging from this calm, trusting, generous energy makes blogging easier and easier and easier. Money flows in easy. Traffic flows in easy.

Blogging went from hard to easy because you faced fears, felt fears, and progressively blogged from an abundant, generous, calm, detached vibe.

Tip for Feeling Fear

Engage in some energy management ritual that expands your awareness. I do deep yin yoga and power walk daily. Prayer and/or meditation may help. Breathing deeply helps. Do anything that expands your awareness so you can observe and feel fear versus resisting this destructive energy.

Some humans bury fear with busy-ness and jobs they hate. Other people turn to drugs or alcohol to bury fears. All of these folks are unhappy and depressed because you cannot feel good, abundant, relaxed and successful with oodles of fear buried deep inside of you.

Be with your fears. Be gentle with yourself. The blogger who feels and releases fear soon learns blogging gets easier and easier.

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Do You Need to Respond to ALL Comments?




One mistake holds back many bloggers who fail to scale. These folks obsess over responding to every single comment, every email, every message. Why? Pride. Obsession. Attachment to people. Fear of missing out on an opportunity. Fear of missing out on friendships.

Unfortunately, if you spend 14 hours daily responding to every single social request and chat and email and blog comment and message – even if it feels fun – you lose opportunities to scale through blog posts, guest posts, podcasts and doing interviews.

Please; if responding to virtually everything feels fun, do it. But 99% of bloggers BS themselves on this because they respond to EVERYONE from an energy of fear, pain, lack, resistance, force and hustle. Bad idea guys. Force negates. But, power attracts. Meaning if you are willing to use power, and love, and fun, to inject into your work, you quickly see: the cornerstone of massive scaling and persistent growth and freeing blogging success is writing, publishing and placing blog posts and guest posts.


Today, how do I have most fun growing my business, reaching more people, helping more people, and leveraging my blogging presence? Do I achieve these feats by spending 3 hours responding individually to every retweet, Like, blog comment, and so on, and so on? Nope. I spend those 3 hours effectively and efficiently by writing and publishing 3-6 blog posts and guest posts. Blog posts and guest posts scale. Blog posts and guest posts help me reach hundreds to thousands of targeted folks through each blog post and guest post.

Blog posts and guest posts never seem to be written by people who complain about having no time to blog post, and, guest post. Meanwhile, a hefty chunk of these humans spend 1, 2 or 3 hours responding to every Like on Facebook, from a strained, forced energy, fearing they miss out on traffic and bonds, not having fun doing it. But the wise move would be spending 10 minutes responding to comments on Facebook and maybe a few Likes, then, devoting 2-3 hours to writing and publishing blog posts and guest posts.

Think Scale Not Small Time

WAY too many bloggers play small, giving most of their attention and energy to building 1 to 1 bonds. Making friends is important but meeting new friends is even more important.

One lesson I learned from millionaire bloggers: scaling through blog posts and guest posts is the quickest way to reach more people, make more money and increase your blog traffic. Building 1 to 1 bonds by engaging commentors plays a role in succeeding online, but the top bloggers on earth are not running around, spending endless hours responding to Likes on Facebook.

Titans scale.

Titans also build one to one bonds through engagement, but if you are not getting 1000 page views a day, something is wrong in the scaling department. Namely, you are playing it small, not thinking about scaling. Scale. Guest post. Post to your blog. Make this the focus of your day. Then, feel free to engage folks 1 to 1 in a limited time frame.

You need to let go responding to every single person all day long to genuinely scale, to reach an increasing number of folks and to do what matters most to your business.

People will buy your stuff without you engaging them. Guaranteed. Folks will find your blog, love your content and buy your course or eBooks. This is a simple, organic process that you muck up every time you believe you need to respond to and engage every single person who reaches out via all online channels.

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