If you have been struggling to decide which site you should use to host your blog I recommend you check out Edublogs. Edublogs has always been good, but since it turned 2 years old it became great!
How do I know?
Here some of the reasons for why I can say Edublogs is great:
- I have used other host blog hosts
- I read lots of blogs (refer to my list of Blogs I read) – so I do get to see the good/bad features of each blog hosts
- I also have several different types of web sites (e.g. podcast site, wiki site) – so am very experienced with dealing with hosting sites
What is great about Edublogs?
Choosing a host for your blog is hard – been there, done that. The great features of Edublogs definitely outweigh the fact that blogger is easier to use (and Edublogs now has support videos to help you).
Reasons why I think Edublogs is great include:
- Really good customer support – incredibly responsive to its customers. (If you are looking for a wiki host – this is one of the great features of wikispaces)
- They host your blog for free – you pay nothing and they place no ads on your site
- Search my blog feature is really good (use chocolate as a search term on my blog to test it – while you are at it join our Chocolate challenge)
- Great range of blog templates with many plug-in options – now have over 80 blog themes you can choose from
Best new feature
I really like their “What are the hot topics in the edublogs universe?” This displays the tags their bloggers are using – if you click on a tag it takes you to all the posts that Edubloggers have written using that tag. Tags are important because they are the category(s) that you assign when writing a blog post. Tags makes it easier for your readers to find posts on particular topics.
I will definitely be spending time checking out the popular tags (the larger the word the more posts people are writing about that topic) to make sure I am optimising my tag use (e.g. the tag blogging is more popular than blog or Blogs which means it is better to use the category blogging when writing a post about blogs or blogging).
Thanks James for the fantastic make over of your web site!
Readers, check out Edublogs new features.