by lindaj
12 replies
I want to write a blog and promote my product on it. This is just to advertise it really.

I have always used blogger in the past and found it eaasy to use. Over time I have found it a pain trying to log into google and finding the blogs due to different email addresses etc. So its time for me to move away from google but find something that is equally as easy and of course free.

I would like one that updates to facebook too if thats possible.

What would you recommed? It really does have to be simple and easy to use
#blog #starting
  • Profile picture of the author michaelch
    How about Wordpress.com?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan S
    Yes, Wordpress is the best blogging platform. It got lots of themes and plugins catered to whatever your website wants to do. It even provides online store capabilities through its various shopping cart plugins including the most popular WooCommerce. May top brands are using Wordpress such as BBC America, Xerox, New York Times, Harvard Business Review, etc. There are loads of free Facebook plugins around for Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You can go with Self hosted WordPress for creating a blog. All you have to buy a domain name and hosting and install WordPress on it. This will be a good option for you to start a blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    Here are the most important 4 steps to start a blog:

    1- Choose your preferred blog platform. We prefer to use wordpress, It’s by far one of the biggest blogging platforms in the world, with countless plugins and add-ons and almost infinite ways to design and layout your blog.

    2- Choose web hosting for your blog
    WordPress offers free blogs for anyone. Awesome, however your blog’s web address looks like this yourblog.wordpress.com. So I suggest you to pay for hosting and a domain name to be more professionally specifically when you intend to sell your own products.

    3- Setting up a blog on your own domain
    This is the easiest step and if you search Youtube with terms like " how to install my website on my domain name" you likely will find countless of free training and lessons.

    4- Design your blog
    This is the most important step, as you want to make your blog looks exactly what or how you want it to. you usually choose something that looks professional and pretty easy to customize. Fortunately, WordPress also has this awesome feature that allows you to change themes with just a few clicks.

    That`s it,
    -Omar Saady
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  • Profile picture of the author Julio
    You can create a blog at wordpress.com for FREE! using a domain name provited by them YOURNAME.wordpress.com IF you sign up to their service paying a monthly fee then you can use your very own domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author gainfromhere
    I will suggest you to invest little money. Purchase domain and start blogging on it and it is the best way to promote your product. Moreover, it is not costly .
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    You can use wordpress but you don't want to promote affiliate offers. You can use sites like hubpages if you want.

    Ideally you should be willing to invest in your business. I mean for less than ten bucks you can get a domain and hosting. Why don't you want to invest in that?
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well own your domain and you will have your blog for life .I was had in the past a bloger blog where i work a lot and i was making like 150$ on autopilot per month ,then in one day boom : my blog was deleted .Using bloger was the biggest mistake .If i was startin at first with bloger i think now i was had 1000$ on autopilot from this blog .
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  • Profile picture of the author alexhan
    You can try the other platform called 'WiX'. I use wordpress by the way. XD
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  • hi, I agree with the others, wordpress is ideal for a blog, it's free, user friendly and i'm told google is partial to wordpress pages too!

    the other one I've heard good things about for ease of use is weebly. I hope it works out for you! good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I agree with most posters for Wordpress but make sure you have your own domain and hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author lindaj
    Thank you all very much for your advice. I do have a website, but when I wanted to publish a blog it would come up with my real name instead of my business name. Although there was a help page, for some reason the solution offered on it just wouldn't work!

    However today after submitting a ticket they have done it all for me. Thank you so much for your help...this is a great forum with great people!

    Linda
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