Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Blogging is the now-a-days a very common activity. New blogs are coming up each and every day. People are finding some niche and starting their own blog.
Now the question arises – should you start your self-hosted blog or go for some free blogging service?
It is better to start with a free blogging service. Why?
You may be a good writer, but blogging may not be a cup of tea for you. So, it is better to get a feel of the blogosphere with some free service before investing some money.
Here are 5 websites where you can start your free blog:
I can assure you one thing – most of the bloggers start their blogging career with Blogger. Blogger is a service provided by Google. You are allowed to register a sub domain like yourblogname.blogspot.com. Then you are free to write articles. Blogger provides great service. It has great features like use various apps, customize your theme, allows you to earn money, etc.
WordPress is generally of two types – WordPress.org and WordPress.com. WordPress.org offers the WordPress software for free and allows you to install it in your web host.
However, here we are talking about WordPress.com. It is another great blogging service. Though it has some limitations with respect to self-hosted WordPress blogs, still it is highly recommended. People who want to switch to self hosted WordPress blog later, it is better to start with WordPress.com to get a feel of this great software. You can start your blog with yourblogname.wordpress.com. It has great features like allows multi-authors, great commenting system, use various plugins, etc.
Blog.com is another free blogging service. You can start your blog with yourblogname.blog.com. It has great features like it allows multi-authors, has beautiful templates, search engine friendly and what not.
Tumblr is a free blogging service. You can start your blog with yourblogname.tumblr.com. You are free to post text, quotes, photos, videos, etc.
It is another free blogging service. You can start your blog with yourblogname.xanga.com. It is a allows users to create their own video, audio and weblog.