So there's a million choices out there and I'm a little confused. What is the best FREE option if I want to start blogging?
asked May 11 '11 at 21:16
Wordpress.com is nice and clean and free and very user-friendly. Plus, once you get more advanced, it's an easier transition to Wordpress.org. The only downside of Wordpress.com is that its restrictive in terms of widgets, advertising and custom themes.
Blogger.com is very, very easy. Lots of themes, lots of widgets and you can integrate analytics and advertising right out of the box with a single click. Very social-able, too--easy to have people follow you and follow others. Plus, it's Google, so it's good.
I haven't really used any other platform extensively. Typepad is notable, but never tried it.
answered May 11 '11 at 22:14
I agree with what CapnCalimari said. I might add that Wordpress.com looks a bit more "Serious." I don't know, Blogger aka BlogSpot.com always feels a little bit casual to me. Like a step up from Livejournal. That being said, there are certainly some respectable bloggers on blogger.com. I use it for personal stuff for my family and friends.
I do love Wordpress though. I use a self-hosted installation for EVERYTHING I make on the web.
answered May 11 '11 at 22:17