"Which is the best blog platform or software program that can be used to create my new blog?" Will services such as Blogger and WordPress.com be useful? Will the use of a personal domain name and website hosting be better?" This are common question new bloggers come up with before they decide to create their new blog.
Let's take one thing at a time. Registering with Blogger or WordPress.com is always a good option if you are a new blogger. In this case, you will operate as a sub-domain of the providers' main domain. You will have to abide to their distinctive rules and regulations. But the best part is that you will get your blog hosted for free.
Well, it's quite a good way of starting your blogging expedition. Use an avatar name or a nickname in case you have no topic in mind. Now just jump in and start blogging. This is the best way to begin. Cultivate the practice of writing about things on a regular basis. Make use of all the features that is available to you. The graphical layout of your blog is an important aspect and hence it is necessary to know the art of changing templates. Make a thorough study of widgets and gadgets. Most important of all, enjoy yourself. Don't fret if you make a mistake? Just set it right and continue having fun.
Now that you have grasped the basics of blogging by means of free services, you may feel that a personal domain name and web hosting service would be a good option of continuing your blogging adventure. Do you know that a blogger blog can be hosted on your own web hosting? It's as simple as purchasing a domain name for your blog, making the necessary arrangements for your website host and updating your Blogger blog with your information. When all this is done, your web hosting account receives live publishes of your blog. Your blog is not published live to your Blogger blogspot sub-domain.
If you want to use WordPress, you can install it easily to your blog. This can be done by selecting a Webhost provided with an automatic installer. WordPress can also be installed in a minute by making use of a script known as Fantastico. This script is provided by most of the web hosts.
You get access to a range of options if you use WordPress. Using the WordPress dashboard you can import a Blogger blog or even a WordPress.com blog with the XML import function. This eliminates the need of redoing the content on your blog in case you have the idea of using your old content on the new blog in your website hosting account.
Bloggers who have their future well planned always have an advantage over bloggers who have not. Blogging by making use of WordPress.com or Blogger may not be a permanent solution for your blogging activities as long as you have your future options well planned. Hosted blog service may be the best and the easiest option for beginners provided you know what to do and when to do it.