There is a wide range of ideas and opinions about the best blogging platform, but WordPress is the most used platform available.
If you are looking for versatility and ease of use then WordPress could be the best solution for you and your blog. There are literally thousands of free tools to help you to set up your WordPress blog and make it look as you would like it to, ranging from free themes and templates, to really useful plugins that can do anything from helping to make your site more visable to the search engines, to making your blog more secure for you.
Plugins are so very easy to use. You simply download the plugin from the site it is listed on, and upload it to your plugins directory. You can do this in your WordPress admin panel as a zipped file, or you can unzip it and upload using your ftp client.
There is a wide range of ideas and opinions about which are the most effective plugins to use on your WordPress blog. At the end of the day it is up to you, the owner, to decide which plugins you want to have activated, but primarily it is essential to activate Akismet to prevent your blog getting masses of spam comments, as these often contain links to ‘unsavoury’ sites!
You should also choose a good quality SEO (search engine optimisation) plugin, and it is always a good idea to have a link cloaking plug in on your blog. A social bookmarking plugin is another essential if you want more traffic as this allows your visitors to link your post to their own social network to encourage more viewers for you.
There are a number of sites that recommend the combination of plugins you should use, but it really is up to you to discover which work best for your particular business model.
So the main reason you should use WordPress is ease of use, but alongside that is the vast array of helpful tools you can obtain free of charge for your WordPress blog.