Anybody Have Experience With Blogs?


#1

I’m planning on starting one, and since the blog is going to be something that’s going to be on-going for awhile, I want a blog service (If there is any) that lets me customize the layout of the blog so that I can add my own personal touch to it without it looking like it was “obviously” created using a blog software. I have the HTML / CSS know-how to make it happen, I just need to make sure the service I’m using allows it.

Right now I’m at a loss on which service (Blogger, Wordpress, etc.) I should be using to start it up. Any recommendations?


#2

Wordpress would be my choice. It has very deep customization if you know what you’re doing and they can host it for you for free as well.


#3

Use WordPress. If you don’t want to pay for web hosting then you can get a free account with wordpress.com. They do charge you annually for CSS customization, but it’s still cheaper than paying for hosting. They will also host yourdomain.com for a nominal fee.


#4

When you say that they can host yourdomain.com for a fee, does that mean that the domain has to be one that you created yourself prior to using Wordpress or can they actually create yourdomain for you?


#5

You can buy one through them if you don’t own one. It’s either 10 or 15 annually.


#6

Thanks for the replies! Much appreciated!


#7

Hostmonster or Bluehost is perfect for blogs (if not even overkill).

They’re only $4.95 a month (same company) if you just search for the coupon in google.

From there, you can install a Wordpress blog pretty easily and you’re set.