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Which is the Best Blogging Site?

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by Jody Kimber (subscribe)
Freelance writing. Out of the urban clutter of the East and now situated on the Pittwater.
Published January 27th 2012
photo by Maria Reyes-McDavis flickr cc srr

What is the best way to start a blog? Is it adding a blog via a
host network of blogs? Using Blogger or a similar templated blog format like Wordpress or some other blog system or program? What is the best blog building site or best way to build your blog?

Blogging is now a multi billion dollar industry, with blogs like The Huffington Post with apparently 54 000 000 million visitors per month, Prez Hilton and Treehugger having massive traffic flow. Socially Squared has had over 340 000 000 views.

Blogger is part of the Google empire and has a range of free templates, free hosting and adsense or other paid advertising, sponsorship or subscription revenue that can add value to your blog.

Some free blog services won't let you put advertising on your blog. Some will. Some include hosting and save you dollars so that you don't have to pay for hosting or domain names.

There are sites like simplesites which is a very basic blog building site and squarespace which has a 14 day free trial and has a large range of templates to choose from with starting costs from $12 per month.

Others include Wix and Webnod and Webs.

Some people have enough skill to build their own site. For others, who are happy to spend the money, you can pay someone else to build one for you. The cost will vary according to the purpose of the site or blog and the functions you wish. Flash drives etc can add to the cost.

When creating your blog, a plan as to what market demographics you are aiming at, the purpose, whether personal or business are all factors to take into account when looking at what type of blogging platform you will use.

Picking a blog title that is appealing and attracts readers, is easy to google and suits your style is another factor in blog creation. How much you want to spend and how much you can afford to spend keeping your blog online.

Sites like facebook and twitter (microblogging) are ideal for basic social networking or to complement your blog or website.

So, what is the best blog platform to start a blog on? Or is it best to build your own or have it professionally made?

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its wordpress
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 10th of July @ 11:36 am
its wordpress
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 10th of July @ 11:37 am
Yes my blog is with Wordpress..the free one...there is a Wordpress group here in Adelaide with
By aunty - reader
Saturday, 31st of August @ 11:19 am

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