PDQ Library:  Start a Blog

There are two ways to start your own blog. If you have your own web host, you can install blogging software. Most people just sign up for a free account at one of the many blog hosting services. Here are links to some free blog-hosting services.

  1. Blogger.com
  2. Wordpress.com
  3. Blogsome.com
  4. LiveJournal.com

Wordpress and Blogsome use Wordpress software, which is free to install on your own Web site. LiveJournal merged with MoveableType technologies. Blogger is owned by Google, and has its own custom software to choose a template, then create and publish blog posts, add photo 'thumbnails' - it even allows you to publish an item via email.

There are as many reasons to start a blog as there are people. I have one for a Website "news", another for personal stuff for family and friends. There any blogs with information about particular interests. I guess people just find it eaasier to publish these in blog form rather than learning how to create and host a website. The best advantage of a blog is they usually provide "feed" services so people can "subscribe" to the blog - easy to check the latest news item without visiting a web page.

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