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Blogging Platforms: Which One Is For You?

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Blogging Platforms: Which One Is For You?

 

There are so many platforms to choose from nowadays and if we’re new or considering a move, you have to know all your options. What do you do? Do you go to a website and compare?  Do you talk to your friends and use their experiences?

The two platforms that I am going to focus on are Blogger and WordPress. Keep in mind this is based on my own opinions and experiences with both platforms. I used blogger in the beginning and it was very good to me until one day my blog got shut down by Google due it’s robot finding spam. I wasn’t pleased about it and from there I started looking into new, WordPress. It’s been great most of the time until I found about hackers and spam. Platforms are great, both have their cons and I’ve provided a nice list. Hoping this helps.

 

 

Blogger:

Pros

  1. Free and Easy to use.
  2. There is a social media package with included free email address.
  3. No CSS or HTML to deal with  (no dealing with codes)
  4. No crazy ads or spam.
  5. It’s also a great starter platform.

 

Cons

  1. Limited in its design.
  2. It’s limited as to what it can do.
  3. Your blog can be deleted at any point via Google under their terms and agreements.
  4. Your address is at .blogspot.com. You’d have to pay extra for a domain.

 

 

WordPress

Pros

  1. Has a professional look to it.
  2. You can get it through a managed host such as Godaddy, Bluehost and Dreamhost.
  3. Is great for multimedia blogs that have podcasts.
  4. Has tons of plugins that will do anything from social media to forms, etc.
  5. Has multiple themes which you can choose from, but also buy themes.

 

Cons

  1. Security Flaws and Attacks –it can be hacked so its necessary to have protection in the form of plugins or from your host.
  2. Not optimized for larger websites.
  3. E-commerce websites not as supported or can’t find plugins that help that much.

Consoling Angel to be on Readcheaply.com!

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Consoling Angel will be on Read cheaply.com!

So be sure to look out for it and grab a copy on your favorite reading device!

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New Consoling Angel Trailer !

Check out my new trailer that I have made for my book that has gotten reissued!

 

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2013 Best in Category & Best in Paranormal Short Stories – Wise Bear  Digital Book Awards

PG – English -Short Story – YA /Time Travel/Romance

Book Blurb-

Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming a death from someone so close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive. An admiration for the actor, James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared an admiration for together. She always wanted to meet James Dean… she didn’t know it would come true. Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.

Looking to warm up your Fourth? Check out these amazing romance short stories!

Since the name pretty much explains it, I want my readers to have an amazing fourth, but also us romance lovers love a good story, right?

Go download The Fourth of July anthology from DCL. It contains one of my short stories, Fireworks and many amazing stories about love and the fourth of July.

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Fireworks is featured in The 4th of July Anthology

PG – English -Short Story – Time Travel/Romance

Published by Dark Castle Lords

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Date: June 2013

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Book Blurb:

1-Tangled Up In Need— When the object of her cyber lust shows up on her doorstep on the Fourth of July, Johanna Porter is caught between panic and giddiness. What’s a Canadian girl to do?

2-Fireworks—After the death of her grandfather, Sarah takes his things away. A picture will lead her to a magical night. What’s a girl from New York going to do with a man from the 1940′s?

3-The Ghost Whispered, “I Love You”— Anna must change the past in order to be with Jon, her long-dead husband from a previous lifetime, who was mortally wounded at Bunker Hill.

4-Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire—When Bear scents his mate, he’s on a mission to make Ginger his. Unfortunately, the town’s Fourth of July celebration is proving to be a dangerous distraction.

5-I’ll Be Seeing You— World War Two had changed everything except for Betty and Frank’s love for each other and their determination to be married before Frank leaves for Europe.

6-Lover’s Meeting— Hoping against hope, Andrew returns to Ocean Breeze, Florida after being gone five years, looking for the one woman he should have never let get away.

Praise for Fireworks

“THE FOURTH OF JULY has it all, paranormal, historical and contemporary romances.  The authors bring their own unique story with such intensity and chemistry between their characters.  The sex scenes are designed to burn up the pages and romance that makes you sigh with each turn of the page.  For this reviewer, anthologies always leave me wanting more.  But, if it’s a short stories you want then THE FOURTH OF JULY is just what you’re looking for.” ~ Gloria Gehres

Happy Fourth of July!

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I want to wish all my friends, family and readers a Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing the best for our troops and our country!