“The 15 Best Blogging and Publishing Platforms on the Internet Today. Which One Is for You?” TNW Network All Stories RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2014.
This website I have listed gives an account of the 15 best blogging platforms and it is dated in 2013. The first one on the list is WordPress. This site gives a description of each blogging platform along with a list of pros and cons. This site will be useful to me because now I will have a sources like this from 2012, 2013 and 2014. They all list WordPress as first, so this will be good evidence to my theory that WordPress is the best and most popular blogging platform. It also helps show that WordPress has been popular multiple years. Like the other sites, it lists other blogging platforms and gives reasons why people like them as well. This site will be very useful for my research.
“THE Best Places to Blog (Updated 2014 Edition).” Dear Blogger RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2014.
My topic for my research paper is why WordPress has made blogs more popular in general. Part of my research is going to be looking into information on websites that host blogs, other than WordPress. This website I have listed here helps me with that. It is an updated 2014 list of websites that are great for holding blogs. Along with that, this site provides an “About” for each blog and a set of statistics that include things like “recommended for,” “founded,” “founder,” “total users,” “total employees,” “pros,” “cons,” “costs,” and a personally opinion on the blog by the author of this site. This website will be very useful to me. It gives information on multiple blog hosting sites. This will make it very easy for me to compare other sites to WordPress and prove my theory that WordPress is currently the most popular blog hosting site.
Website Link: http://www.make-a-web-site.com/wordpress-best-choice-website-2014/
Zaborszky, Pete. “Why WordPress Is the Best Choice for a Website in 2014.” RSS. Webmaster Resources, n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014. My topic for my research paper is again, why WordPress has made blogs more popular. In order to make that argument I am going to need to conduct research on WordPress. The website I have listed above is a website using WordPress and this particular post gives reasons why WordPress is the best choice for a website platform. I think this is a useful source because I am receiving insight from a site that uses WordPress and getting an inside perspective on why current WordPress users like using WordPress. It also lists specific features and reasons that I can do more research on. I can take those and see if other blog platforms have those same features and make some comparisons to other blog platforms. This will definitely be a useful source for my paper!
Davison, Sharon. “Social Media in Education: 6 positive effects of blogging in kindergarten.” Smart Blogs on Education. N.p., 02 Apr 2013. Web. 6 Apr. 2014. <https://smartblogs.com/education/2013/04/02/6-positive-effects-of-blogging-in-kindergarten/>.
This article give six reasons as to how blogging had positive effects on a kindergarten class. These six effects included: relationships, feedback, self-esteem, digital citizenship, audience, and communication. The author gives a short explanation for each of the effects and how she saw it displayed by the students in her class.