I started with my first blog about 4 years ago on the blogger platform (from Google). I eventually tried them all including: Tumblr, Typepad, and blogs and forums using the Joomla CMS platform—I eventually moved to WordPress. What makes one better than the other and how does someone know which one is right for them? One thing I always look for is a large user base, not because we want to design with what everyone else out there is designing with, or the platform they are developing on—but usually open source platforms with a lot of people using them accelerate it’s effectiveness and widen the range and availability of modules and plug-ins—as well as push the software or platform to move ahead much more quickly in it’s effectiveness, and also to offer a huge amount of support from other users, developers and designers out there.
Due to the fact that WordPress is open source, many say that it is not the best choice for a serious project due to insecurity – but we feel quite the opposite. To prove these points are not worthy, below we list and show you that WordPress can be used for serious projects and big brands that go big in scale (including The Wall Street Journal, Sony, and Ebay) :
Here is a great article on creating your own theme for WordPress. A theme for WordPress is the starting point for a web designer or web developer and the framework to the web design.
A simple article highlighting and explaining the SEO ( search engine optimization ) importance and qualities inside of WordPress
Wordtracker SEO Blogger is a plug-in for Firefox that opens alongside your blog entry as you are editing it to aid in finding the right keywords for your article. (perfect for interactive copywriters, web designers, and business professionals)
There is also a service and application to help you evaluate, export and compare your keywords. I have not tried this package and there seems to be an abundance of these types of applications out there, however this one looks very good
Here is an article by Pingdom – rating the different blogging platforms – WordPress being at the top of the list
WordPress, in our experience, is by far the best solution out there for the small blog that is shared among friends and the super-huge serious full-blown websites that require a content management system with thousands of built-in options and inherently search engine friendly!