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Vivien.hugo
Vivien.hugo • Apr 12, 2012

About blog

I'm wondering do you all create your own blog? If so, could you please share with me the platform that you established your blog on? I want to establish my own blog, but I don't know the good platform to create. I've find a place to create blog: https://blog.com/. But it puts advertisement on the blog. I don't want the ads to appear on my blog. Are there a platform that can create blog without unwanted ads?
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Apr 12, 2012
Use: https://www.wordpress.com/ It's simple, easy and free.
Good place to get started. 👍
You can move to your own domain to customize your blog according to your requirements.
Vivien.hugo
Vivien.hugo • Apr 13, 2012
AbraKaDabra
Use: https://wordpress.com/ It's simple, easy and free.
Good place to get started. 👍
You can move to your own domain to customize your blog according to your requirements.
Thank you for your help. But why can't I open this website?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 13, 2012
If I were to start a blog today, I'd probably do it on www.tumblr.com. But I use Wordpress (self-hosted) for my blogs. If you don't an exclusive domain for yourself, you may go with blogspot or wordpress.com or tumblr. All of these free platform allow you to add your custom domain for ~10/year (guess).
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Apr 13, 2012
Vivien.hugo
Thank you for your help. But why can't I open this website?
I think in China, Wordpress is blocked.
Vivien.hugo
Vivien.hugo • Apr 13, 2012
godfather
I think in China Wordpress is blocked.
Sorry to hear this.😔
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 13, 2012
I think you should definitely check out Tumblr. WordPress.com will embed their own ads without giving the publishing much control. But if you still want to use WordPress, I'd recommend going with self hosted solution (download available from wordpress.org). If you're running wordpress on your own server, then you can control every aspect of your blog.

But for hassle free blogging; Tumblr seems to be the right option these days.
Vivien.hugo
Vivien.hugo • Apr 13, 2012
The_Big_K
If I were to start a blog today, I'd probably do it on www.tumblr.com. But I use Wordpress (self-hosted) for my blogs. If you don't an exclusive domain for yourself, you may go with blogspot or wordpress.com or tumblr. All of these free platform allow you to add your custom domain for ~10/year (guess).
I can open www.tumblr.com. Thanks!
Vivien.hugo
Vivien.hugo • Apr 13, 2012
Since google is also not stable in China, I can't open it most of the time.
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Apr 27, 2012
The_Big_K
I think you should definitely check out Tumblr. WordPress.com will embed their own ads without giving the publishing much control. But if you still want to use WordPress, I'd recommend going with self hosted solution (download available from wordpress.org). If you're running wordpress on your own server, then you can control every aspect of your blog.

But for hassle free blogging; Tumblr seems to be the right option these days.
Biggie, can u post about the comparisons?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 27, 2012
kidakaka I'm quite sure that there are several comparisons available online. But from my experience it boils down to - for serious content production; Wordpress self-hosted is an ideal choice. For casual blogging, Tumblr offers better tools, interface and design. Tumblr allows you to engage custom domain to it and you can even setup advertisements; but again; it's not going to attract traffic directly from Google.

If monetization is one of the main goals of the blog; then WordPress is the choice hands down. It's got several tools, themes, tutorials available online.

Tumblr is beautiful! You can build your own following on Tumblr but I'm not sure whether Tumblr is ready for serious blogging yet.
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Apr 28, 2012
I am in love with tumblr themes. When you are reading a blog on tumblr, it is a different experience. 😀
But of course, wordpress is the best for commercial and more serious usage.

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