A friend asked me “What is the best blogging platform?” To be glib, I replied in email with more-conjecture-than-opinion to have fun with all the options. Here’s what my team put together:
There is no best. Only choice. Search your inner blogger for guidance.
Or pick a mentor and follow what they do… That’s basically how most people choose – emulation!
In no particular order, the epithets:
- blogspot - hot in the 2000s, basically only used by mankiw and similar
- tumblr - lolcats, gifs, adult, and spam accounts
- svbtle - elitists and snobs, and now [that it’s public] everyone who aspires to be
- medium - everybody can post a sensational article
- buzzfeed - 13 sites you won’t believe people read
- wordpress - marketing people, spammers, and the “lazy”
- octopress + github pages - the cool kids in the know (i.e. SV)
- jekyll + s3 (or github pages) - what the cool kids used before octopress
- posthaven - yc elites and wannabees
- ghost - wordpress niche (but i think costs)
- msdn - microsoft employees
- own domain and custom html - old school and the very serious
- google+ - old school hackers
To get reach you should plan to promote posts on twitter or facebook.
I’ll forward a mail I got about today’s voting ring. The communities themselves don’t drive much traffic, so it really doesn’t matter. Just remember there is very little organic traffic anymore.
What would I do? octopress :)
What should you consider seriously? Medium since in theory the social parts are getting “better.”