What platform should better to start my first blog?

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Is there anybody who can give suggestions to start my very first blog. Do let me know the best platform to start with?
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  • Profile picture of the author King Manu
    The best platform to start your blog is self-hosted, because otherwise you risk to get your content taken away.

    But if I'd had to choose one free before making some money, I'd go with Blogger. Then buying a custom domain, and finally migrating it to self-hosted WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChenGMG
    I used to use Blogger to host my blog. I ended up buying a domain and moving to Squarespace. It's the cheaper option. I was going to go with Wordpress but I think I didn't go with it because you have to pay all at once. My blog doesn't bring any revenue and it's more of a hobby so I didn't feel the need to pay too much. It just depends on your skill level, how much you're willing to pay, and what you plan to do with your blog. I agree with King Manu, though. If you are using your blog to generate revenue and don't want to invest too much before you make money, go with Blogger and then buy a domain and use a redirect.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by ChenGMG View Post

      I used to use Blogger to host my blog. I ended up buying a domain and moving to Squarespace. It's the cheaper option. .
      Lets see hostgator's baby package is $2.75 a month while squarespace monthly package is $12.00. Not sure how you figure that out ?

      The original poster go to namecheap and get a .com domain there. Namecheap is great place to buy and keep the domain, and if their are issues in the future he can always transfer the domain to a different registar. Plus he will have all the advatages of Wordpress that squarespace does not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Promise Alpha
    The best platform I will like to suggest is using a self Wordpress cms. This will help you to have full control of your blog. Its easy to setup. The cost of building it is relatively cheaper.

    You also have full control of this website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Azlan.MY
    Self-hosted blog with Wordpress. You can start with $1 web hosting if you are on low budget.
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  • Depends on what your end goal is.

    But if you're tending towards marketing online:

    Learn to setup and use your own Wordpress.org blog.

    You'll have the most options for optimization and customization later on down the line.

    If you just want fast, built-in traffic, you might just want to use Medium. Or even Blogger.

    Wordpress takes a little while to learn.

    But once you do, it's simple and you'll have a lot of customization power down the line.

    Take note that I'm referring to Wordpress.org not Wordpress.com.

    You'll need to get hosting and a domain name in order to install your blog.

    Most hosts let you set up your blog install in just a few clicks. After that's it's just getting used to the control panel.
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    I have a blog on Wordpress, and so far so good. But if you want a more premium look, consider using Squarespace.


    Originally Posted by Jack0101 View Post

    Is there anybody who can give suggestions to start my very first blog. Do let me know the best platform to start with?
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  • Profile picture of the author Pablo Visconti
    I very recently started my own, so it's not like i'm a complete professional or anything...

    But generally speaking, you would want to create a blog with wordpress (not wordpress (dot) org...just add worpdress to the website files).

    Assuming you already know what you want to blog about, and you get that set up, i understand there are some crucial plugins that you'll want to add too, to make it better.

    -Yoast SEO, to help you optimize your blog for search engines, create site maps and...more stuff
    -WP rocketand/or cloudflare to speed it up
    -Wordfence to protect against spam
    -Smush to compress images
    -Monster insights, which allows you to see your analytics.

    Also, you'll want to claim the domain by going to google search console, which will help with indexing status, and will later tell you how your pages are doing
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by Pablo Visconti View Post

      I very recently started my own, so it's not like i'm a complete professional or anything...
      But generally speaking, you would want to create a blog with wordpress (not wordpress (dot) org...just add worpdress to the website files).
      Most people use the .org because wordpress.com has certain limits that can hinder marketing. Also you have more themes with .org
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    I have been using word press for like A year now.
    I like how easy it is to navigate and download the plugins .The only thing that I do not like is having to upgrade to use one of the sharing features
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  • Profile picture of the author rnepixer
    blogger site is awesome I am using the last one year. it's free and secure
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  • Profile picture of the author cowolter
    I started my blogout on blogspot and found it really accessible, easy to use and allowed me to develop my style and writing direction. I found what was really important to me and, because it's all Google connected, I found a blogging community there and with that I eventually moved over to wordpress, which gives you more freedom to make your own personal aesthetic choices etc.
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  • Hi,
    For your blog submission, you can start it on WordPress! with WordPress, you can easily create, edit, modify or delete any content or image with no hassle.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wyku21
    Wordpress cms is optimal for starting, it's easy to try
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  • Profile picture of the author nshep
    Self-hosted WordPress all the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author blest101
    Wordpress self-hosted best for newbie. You will learn a lot how to build, maintain, and upgrade the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbuenavides
    Blogger will be the best option as it is user-friendly compared to WordPress. It is best for those newbies that want to start their blog and work on their writing skills, but take note that it only has a limited features compared to WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evelyn Thomas
    I know it may sound like a cliche, but I would suggest Wordpress.
    It is great to start off with, and it is easy to use, free for as long as you like. Flexible enough to accommodate your future plans.
    If you like it, then you can expand it to a full-fleshed website as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author toysoldier80
    I would say Wordpress. I say this because it has a large community for FREE support. If you are on your own, sometimes you might run into issues and questions that cannot be answered as good as wordpress does. Blogger for example runs off of Google and the support is not as good as the old days. They do have a forum you can post questions to however direct support is hard to come by and almost non existent from a hosting company. Wordpress however you can receive community support, web host siupport, and direct support pretty easily. Wordpress also has cool plugins that help you save time, and help you to learn how to build a professional blog tailored to your needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
    If I were you, I'd forget WordPress.com, forget Blogger.com

    You'll be handing over your shop to them and they can delete your site without giving any reason... game over.


    If you're serious, get a Bluehost.com (or Hostgator) account, and run WordPress.org through it.

    Navigate until you find the WP icon, iIt's all on their user interface, and tales just a couple of clicks to set up.. Be sure to copy/paste user/login/passowrd details to a word doc or similar.

    I guarantee all techie details will be somewhere on YouTube, for the sake of a few minutes searching

    "setting up wordpress website on bluehost" (or whichever platform you choose)

    Beware of "free" anything with such platforms, because you'll be giving away any ownership of your content


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