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Picking The Best Free Blogging Site

Remember a few days ago I told you about finding out what
Blog would be right for you depends on the person.
One of the ways you can find out what blog suits you
is to try a Free Blogging site first. That can be a
challenge as well.

Choosing a free blogging site can feel overwhelming
because there are so many options. There are several
large free blog-hosting sites that dominate the
blogosphere, but there are also smaller sites. Whether
you decide to join up with an established site like
blogger or whether you choose to sign on with a
relatively new venture depends on what your priorities
are.

Reliability is perhaps the best reason to opt for a large
and well known free blogging site. When you choose to
have an established brand host your blog, you can feel
secure that your blog will not crash often and will not
disappear in the middle of the night. A company that
has been around for a while is likely to have the
resources to make sure that its clients aren’t
unpleasantly surprised by any technical glitches.

However, many bloggers decide that this isn’t enough
of a selling point. The bloggers who choose to go with
smaller, newer blog hosting sites do so for a variety of
reasons, but perhaps the number one advantage is a
fairly abstract one. Bloggers tend to relish the fact that
the internet is a place where the underdog has a strong
chance of success, and by choosing to have a small
company as a blog host, a blogger is casting his or her
vote for David against Goliath.

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Using A Free Blogging Web Site

Here is some information on Free Blogging sites. It is
a great way to get started and if you find you don’t
like to blog you haven’t invested a lot of money into
the project.
The other thing is some people may not want to set up
the website and the blog because of the technical side
is difficult for them.

For first time bloggers, a free blogging web site is a
great way to get started in the blogosphere. Popular
blogging web sites like blogger and eponym allow users
to set up and host a blog without paying any fees at all.
This encourages people to start blogging, because the
fact that one of these sites can provide you with all of
the tools that you need to get your blog up and running
without spending any money means that you have
nothing to lose by starting a blog. The fact that it is so
easy to find a way to blog for free is one of the reasons
why so many people who have never had any other kind
of web presence before find themselves drawn to
blogging.

By signing up with a free blogging web site, you may
find it easier to get listed in search engines that you
would if you were starting your own blog from scratch.
For example, google runs the free blog hosting site
blogspot and crawls its pages very often looking for
updates, so if you have your site hosted by blogspot you
are almost guaranteed to be listed on google’s blog
search engine. This easy access to search engines can
take some of the work out of promoting your blog, and
can help you gain a following with a minimum of
marketing effort.

If your blog attracts a large readership, you may want to
consider moving your site. Many people feel that being
hosted by a free blogging web site gives a blog a kind of
amateur flavor that is fine for a new member of the
blogosphere, but is not appropriate for a high-profile
blog. Having your own domain can help you make your
blog feel professional, and finding a company that will
host your domain is not difficult or expensive. Once
your blog takes off, you will probably be able to sell
enough advertising space to be able to afford to buy a
domain and pay for a hosting package, and still have
money left over. However, it does not make sense in
most cases to invest in these glossy luxuries before you
have a sizable readership.

Starting your blog on a free blogging web site is a great
way to build a following before you spend any money
on your blog. If and when your blog becomes popular
and you are ready to take the next step and purchase
your own domain, your readers will follow you to your
new home. The fact that it is possible to use a free blog
host like blogspost, blogger, or eponym as a kind of
incubator for your blog is great news for bloggers
everywhere.

Here is one that I used in the past blogger.com
Blogger.com

Fairly easy to use and Fun too.

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Why the Heck Do I Blog?

Good Question….

I like it! It is FUN!

I use a Blog for many different reasons one of them is so people get to know me better.

A second reason is to keep people informed and Blogging is one of the best ways to
contact a large amount of people to hear what you have to tell them.

The more people I reach and get to know the better it is for me and for my business!

For the next few days I will be sharing what I know about a Blog and maybe help someone
who is just beginning or is thinking about Blogging.

Sorry I am not an expert.

What is a Blog? Many people ask this question…

Here is some back ground info for every one…

 

The Definition of Blogging

 

The definition of blogging is something that is very
much in flux, as the new technologies that appear every
day redefine what a blog is, what a blog can be, and
what a blog should do. For many years, blogs were
defined as text-based websites that kept records of days,
similar to a captain’s log on a sailing ship.

However, this started to change as the group of people
who kept blogs became more diverse. The more bloggers
began to explore the limits of the medium and of the
technology that made it possible, the more the
boundaries of what could be called a “blog” expanded.

Today, there are an abundance of photo blogs, and there
are even video blogs as well.  Mobile blogging devices
may well change the definition of blogging entirely by
making it possible for bloggers to create new kinds of
posts.

Another element of the blogosphere that is
starting to redefine blogging is the corporate blog. As
more companies hire writers to keep blogs with the sole
purpose of creating positive buzz about their brand,
bloggers across the globe are arguing about whether
these manufactured blogs are really worthy of the name.

Between all of these different forces that are constantly
expanding and reshaping the blogosphere, it is difficult
to imagine that the definition of what is and is not a
blog will ever remain fixed for very long.

..And here you thought a Blog was a Techy Thing LOL!

That’s all for today!