Starting a blog, need advice
oleg subscriber Posts: 13 Bronze Level Member
edited July 2007 in Building A Website That Works
I`m think about starting a blog. Any of you bloggers out there have any advice on where to start? Should I use a site like blogspot or livejournal, or do something custom? What other options are there?
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The purprose, hmm... Haven`t really thought of one yet. It`s just a hobby thing for now, though I eventually plan on adding features and turning it into a bigger site; a blog seems like a good starting point.
Wordpress.com is just a hosted implementation of the Wordpress software, correct? What are the benefits of a stand-alone implementation over a hosted one?
Nope, it will be sports commentary, more specifically mixed martial arts & UFC. Nothing to do with web tools or technology.
Wordpress.com actually seems nice! I will look into Terapad.com as well, thanks for the pointer Andy. I already ruled out Blogger.com (formerly Blogspot), as soon as I realized that it requires a Google account...
Hosting your own wordpress installation allows you to customize more. There are many more options for plugins and themes that wordpress.com will give you. Also, if you have yourownname.com you have to pay to point it to your wordpress.com blog. Why do that when you can have your own site?
Are you saying I would have to pay Wordpress.com if I have a blog with them and have another URL that redirects to my blog? That seems a bit outrageous; how could they possibly even keep track of this? What if I have multiple URLs redirecting to my blog - would I have to pay for each one?
I chose it because it`s very flexbile, has a nice cms, integration into my current website for more content, rated high among programmers, and most importantly it`s free.