Where Is Your Blog Hosted?

Posted by Neville on December 27, 2010 under Blogging, How To, Training | Comments are off for this article

Blogging is a growing activity.

Blogging has become an activity that more and more people do, and the number of blogs grows each day. I have seen figures that are incredibly large, although I have forgotten precisely what they are, for new blogs each day.

So where are all of these blogs?

My guess is that a lot of them are on the free blog services that are found quite easily. The big names provide free blog space: Google’s Blogger or Blogspot is an example. Another I heard of from readers of this blog is Weebly. Word Press also provides a free blog at wordpress.com for anyone who wishes to register.

WordPressI am a fan of Word Press, and have been for some time now, so the following comments may be just a little biased.

If you are, or want to be a serious blogger, the best option is to have your own blog, hosted on your own domain. This will give you control over the blog as far as what you can add in the way of content and features. It also means that you are not subject to the blog being taken down because the owner of the site goes out of business or drops your blog because you said something he did not like.

With that freedom and control that you have over your own blog, I would however  recommend that you not take an “anything goes” approach. To be successful, effort must pe put into the blog to make it relevant and interesting and not just a sales page for lots of products.

Word Press hosted on your site gives you the freedom and control to set up the blog in many different ways. You can make it in a newsletter or journal. Your blog can function as a store front. The opportunities are endless, limited only by the skill of the person setting up the blog (that is you or a support person).

And there are lots of resources, ranging from the free to the exorbitantly overpriced, but generally you get what you pay for.

I recently went back to review a subscription mastermind series of training materials for blogging, based on WordPress, and will be reminding myself of many of the tips from that series. Some of them, like this post will be adaptations of that training, and others will be feature in the training materials to be released soon here at dotrim.

While that material is being developed you can check out some training videos from the links in the sidebar.

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