Free Blogging versus Hosted Blogging

Blogging has become a big influence in the internet nowadays and many website owners are now learning how to blog. Count me in on those people who wants harness the power of blogging. It became an influential tool now because of the importance given by the biggest search giant we know now as Google. But do you know that blogging has been around since 1983? it is not new, in fact this technology is pretty old.

According to Wikipedia:

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“A blog (short for web log) is a user generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.”

Now we know something about it, the next question is where to blog? There are many sites that provide creating your own blog and they are free to use and you can post as many as you want. Some even provide affiliate programs like blogger.com that allows you to participate in adsense. This is the easiest way to make your blog and to earn at the same time provided that you are a “go-getter” type. Creating enough traffic and promoting it will take a lot of time and patience. This option is alright if you don’t like to have total control of your blog. This is because like all free website offering you cannot own the domain name and you cannot make your own unique design or ads position on your blog. You will just be given a subdomain like www.yourname.blogsite.com not the www.yournameblog.com.

But what about when time comes that you want your own domain name or URL name such as www.myblog.com in the future? It will then force you to go back to square one. All the hard work and pagerank that you made for your blog and the time spent cannot be done in a single day or week. Its not like you made a website in a single week but what is important is the URL stored in the search engine database that has backlinks and have aged which is the primary reason why it have traffic or visitors. This thing happened to me before when I hosted with a free website and had a good PR ranking of 5 but when I decided to purchase a domain it took me many months to gain back my traffic and page rank and ask the hosting provider to redirect the old URL to a my new one.

So which is better? the long route or the short route? If you like the short route all you have to do is purchase a domain, pay for a hosting either monthly, quarterly or yearly, download a blogging software like wordpress and install it, choose a template theme then write your blog! There many tutorials that you can find in the internet but if you don’t want to go thru the hassles of setting it up and want to concentrate on blogging you can have may professional service and we will discuss the pricing. You can reach me by email: [email protected] and I’ll assist you on setting up your hosted blog.
(pls take note that free blogging like blogger.com does not include my service. Only WordPress blogs )

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