Tumblr and WordPress are the two most popular platforms to choose from for hosting a blog separate from a company website. If you’re getting started, or wondering what to do in light of Yahoo's announced purchase of Tumblr, here's a quick guide on each platform to help you make an educated decision.
NOTE: To be fair I should mention that the third main platform is Google's Blogger. I'm not including Blogger in this comparison. My personal feeling is that it is not as feature rich and business ready.
First, answer these questions in preparation for the comparison:
Your answers above give a good foundation to assist your decision-making process as you review the pro's and con's of each below:
Tumblr is a free, feature rich blog hosting platform. Tumblr allow uses to post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from a phone, desktop or email.
WordPress, a blog and more. In their own words: WordPress started as a blogging system, but has evolved to be a full content management system and more.
In summary, my suggestion is that if you are serious about blogging and content marketing, then WordPress is the clear winner. If you are a photographer or blogging is a side hobby and you want to focus more on images and connecting with a specific community, then Tumblr can be a good choice. This is a simplistic analysis, but, hey, it's a quick read and this is my opinion!
WordPress is tops for the massive amount of customization's and developer community, but you also need to know what you are doing to integrate customization's. Otherwise you need to hire someone to do the customization's for you. That being said, there are literally thousands of good folks that can do WordPress customizations!
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