WordPress vs. Tumblr (Or Both?)
January 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
Focus for me of late is developing both a blog design and creating a full web site to better showcase new projects and experiences. For my blog site, I have been wrestling whether or not to keep growing via WordPress or perhaps try a different platform such as Tumblr?
Through online search, I came across tech expert, Chris Pirillo and his video Q&A on this exact topic (posted last year). Chris focused on the benefits of WordPress and its open source platform versus the restraints of being locked in to a structured environment like Tumblr.
- Easy to upgrade
- Wide variety of themes to choose, integrate
- Maximum exposure for search engines
- Ability to turn into a personal/corporate information web site
- Easy to update from my iPhone
- Clean look and feel
- Simple dashboard to share various media files
- Ability to run multiple blogs, keep private
So after this review – I’m going with this strategy:
- Use WordPress as a communication tool for work related projects (blogging, new opportunities, a full information web site)
- Try Tumblr for my personal, family blogging adventures
Bottom line – I don’t want to lock into one platform. While WordPress seems to be the best choice for overall blogging and as a platform for building a personal site, I still want to keep experiencing different tools for learning/development.
No shortage of blog tools to sample, that’s for sure! Watch for my new sites coming soon.
- 5 Reasons Tumblr Has Me Hooked Now (socialtimes.com)
- Best Free Blogging Platform (chris.pirillo.com)
- 5 Reasons Tumblr Doesn’t Have Me Hooked Yet (socialtimes.com)
- How to Migrate Posts from WordPress to Tumblr (brighthub.com)
- Despite Infrastructure Issues, Tumblr Has More Pageviews Then WordPress (techie-buzz.com)