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If you’re considering using WordPress for your blog and/or website, you may or may not already realize that WordPress offers two separate and different options for your consideration:
1) – WordPress hosted blogging platform
2) – WordPress self-hosted blogging/website platform

If this seems confusing to you, you’re not alone! Even the WordPress logo is identical, except for the color ( is black, is blue). So which one should you choose? Well, that depends on your technical skills, your budget, what you want it to do for you and your business, and a few other criteria that only you can answer.

Here is some quick useful info (2 articles and 1 video) from three separate WordPress experts to help you make a more informed decision on which WordPress is right for you. Feel free to ask any questions you might have in the comment box below.
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A Definitive Guide For 2014

Author: Raelene Wilson at

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A quick comparison of features – vs


Self Hosted
vs. Free

Author: Syed Balkhi at

Click for more in-depth comparison: Self Hosted vs. Free

Self Hosted vs. Free [Infographic]

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What is the PURPOSE / GOAL of your blog?

What will your blog message be?

What will your blog message be?

Blogging is becoming more and more popular everyday and there are many reasons WHY people blog. While blogs can be written about any topic, the reasons WHY the blogger started the blog usually helps guide the blog’s most effective style and desired audience.

Should you join the blogosphere? Before you start a blog (or as you continue developing your existing blog} take a moment to consider the reason WHY you want to be a blogger…ask yourself:

  • What are my short- and long-term goals for my blog?
  • Is my blog personal or business/professional?
  • Do I want to make money, inform, share, have fun, other?
  • What would be my ultimate desired end result from my blogging investment in time, focus, and energy?
  • Who would my ideal audience be? Who do I want to reach?

Make sure the reason why you want to blog matches your blog goals, or you won’t be able to keep churning out quality content and your blog will most likely fail. Be aware of your own personal WHY and align your goals with this, and you could have a very popular and successful blog that fulfills you personally and achieves your higher purpose.

I’m interested in hearing why YOU are interested in blogging.
Please take a moment to join your fellow bloggers in the poll below.

  2. ADD YOUR OWN reason in the OTHER field at the bottom.

Wishing you success and fulfillment in your blogging endeavors! 😀

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How Do You Measure a Twitter Campaign?

Some great advice and 16 tools (many totally FREE) to measure the success of your Twitter campaign, depending on your goals.

Twitter's Analytics Tool

Twitter’s Analytics Tool

  • How far did my message reach? [Reach]
  • How did the audience react to my message? [Engagement]
  • What was the outcome of the broadcasted message [Leads, Brand Awareness, Sales]

SOURCE: Business 2 Community

13 Free Social Media Analytics Tools and Reports by Simply Measured

AUTHOR: Simply Measured

Feedback is crucial to be able to see if/how what you are doing (have done) is actually working and getting you closer to your goals. Simply Measured’s reports are laid out in a very readable and user-friendly way. And…they were…FREE! 🙂 Upsell reports also available, but 13 absolute freebies here.

I got a free Twitter account analysis…and it even let me export it to Excel. Required me to authorize my Twitter account…took 5 seconds and automatically generated the report in my browser window.

The Social Traffic Report requires access to your Google Analytics Account.

Other free and paid reports available for Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, and blog traffic.


Free Social Media Analytics Tools by Simply Measured

Free Social Media Analytics Tools by Simply Measured


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