Blogging is something that continues to grow at an incredible rate. Everyday more and more blogs are launched in many different categories, and maybe you want to get in on the action. Launching a self-hosted blog can be confusing to the code-impaired, luckily their are many great solutions for people who don’t understand how websites work. Do you know what the best part is? Their free!
Please keep in mind that although these solutions are free and do offer many fantastic features, they do not compete feature-wise with self-hosted blogs. The biggest drawback is that you cannot use your own domain. Although you can choose the name of your blog, ex: davidsblog.wordpress.com, you will not be able to have something such as, davidsblog.com.
Below are the top three services to start your free blog on:
WordPress.com offers an incredible amount of themes and plugins to create the blog you want. It offers a great user-experience for the admin as well as for the visitor. It is fast, safe, easy to use, and free!
Blogger.com is also a fantastic free-to-use services that offers themes and customizations to help you achieve the look and functionality you want. It is widely used, clean and simple.
Thoughts.com is a cost-free service that allows you to post updates and blog posts, however it does not have the options WordPress and Blogger have. It is still a great service for someone that wants a simple and clutter-free blog.
All of these options are fantastic for blogging. It really boils down to what you want out of your blog. Do you want a simple blog? Or do you want something customizable and feature-rich? Once you decide, just sign up and set everything up the way you want. Remember, all of these feature social bookmarking, link directories, forum back links and anchored text commenting.
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