If you are doing video blogging (Vlogging), you will need bandwidth. Unless you are prepared to piggyback your feeds on the YouTube video infrastructure. This sounds tempting, but has many issues you will want to consider.
When the code that search engines see is linked to your page design elements, compromises have to be made that effect how clean your code looks to the search engine. Thesis theme separates the html code from the design mark-up, and gives you a very SEO friendly design. Search engines love it, and if your site relies on traffic, you’re going to love it too. It gives you an unique, i. e. unduplicated, look to the search engines. A web site based on a custom Thesis theme can be changed at will, without you ever having to worry about if the design changes will affect your relationship with Google or Yahoo or Bing. Plain and simple, the search engines like the wordpress platform, for the most part, but with a custom Thesis theme, you have true cyber-love.
To make your first blog post, you will want to go to YOURDOMAINNAME/wp-admin (on WordPress). This will take you to the page called “Dashboard” where you can log in and do anything you want to your blog. This is where you will create new pages, add new blog posts, add new features like calendars or opt in boxes for collecting email addresses, adding photos or videos, and an incredible number and variety of other possible features. On the left side of the Dashboard, under “Posts”, click on “Add New” and you can enter in a title and content for your first post!
Once you have done this, write down an opening sentence for each of these posts, because now the topics are really fresh in your mind and you listed them thus you know you have something to say about them. If you skip this step you will subconsciously increase overwhelm, because you are telling yourself that this is something important you need to remember later. If you write it down right away, your mind gets at ease.
There’s this propaganda that since Google owns Blogger, they tend to favor Blogger accounts. I won’t say that this is illogical, but from my experience, there’s no such favoritism.
Knowledge of PHP is fundamental, although you’ll not need to be extremely advanced in this coding platform learning the basics will go a long way in assisting you put together your theme.
The bottom line is – WordPress dot COM – all online, not much for you to set up; dot ORG – on your own domain and hosting, you are responsible for maintenance and upgrading (even if you get someone to do it for you). Yes, there are plugins which can do the upgrading, but there’s always an element of risk.