How to blog? YouTube, WordPress, Facebook, or personal webpage?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by aslanjan, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. aslanjan

    aslanjan Newbie

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    I have many people interested in the topic I want to start blogging about but don't know which platform to choose. I thinking about launching a YouTube channel and recording my tips (which is definitely one the best options), but I also want to make it textual, so that people can read my articles and use them as guidance. So should I spend some time and effort on building my own website or just simply relying on WordPress and social media posts? Thanks in advance for your ideas!
     
  2. tatijan1

    tatijan1 Newbie

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    I don't think Facebook works well for blogging. That's my biased opinion!
     
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  3. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    Build your YouTube channel and blog, embed your videos and add articles, best of both worlds. Post your blog pages to social media to get traffic
     
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    Mainak Halder Junior Member

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    Building your own website on WordPress CMS will give you lots of options to expand in the future.
     
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    Built a online youtube channel and share your usefull tips and post your blog everywhere in social media......
     
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    tracksrail Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you are looking to monetize your efforts in future, do the youtube channel with a dedicated website for text. Not doing a website will hamper your earnings in future considerably.
     
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  7. DigitalAdvanced

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    Use every platform available to you. There are several advantages of doing it this way. Each platform allows you to create unique content and interact with people in a unique way. Videos are different than tweets which are different from facebook pages which are all different from a blog. Everything can point back to your blog, and your videos can be posted there, but each platform is it's own marketing platform. Build a following on Facebook, and on Youtube. Use your blog as a method for funneling all of that traffic together, to capture emails, and create a platform for you to collect all of your content in all forms in order to share with more people.
     
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    YouTube is perfect if you have the confidence for it. Video presentations and animated infographics makes for an entertaining and informative watch. Besides, since you want a textual platform as well, go for WordPress. Keep the two linked and you should be fine.
     
  9. ContentMaiden

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    Combining YouTube for visual and your WordPress blog text are a winning combination. By utilizing both you expand your reach. Linking between the two can be very powerful.

    Nowadays, you want your audience to have options. When I work on my blog, I often think about how there are times when I don't really feel like reading, so I go search for a YouTube video instead, and vice versa.
     
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    Build up your own site. Post on social media as well to help you get more people onto your site.
     
  11. JoeGrey

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    For sure go with a your own blog on a self-hosted Wordpress platform. Then build your social media profiles around it.
     
  12. Bill Gates

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    Build your own VRE (virtual real estate) because all those platforms could change in a flash

    BG