About to set up first Blog. Quick advice?

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Hi people,

Thanks if anyone can help.

I am about to set up my first blog and I was going to use wordpress and try to get a template somewhere.

Then I found info about microsofts new blogging service.

If anyone who already blogs would be willing to say what service they use or if there is a no-brainer choice or any other suggestions, I would be very grateful.

I'm cool with the process of setting it up, just don't know the "best" one to use.

Thankyou
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  • Profile picture of the author dhudiburg
    I highly recommend Wordpress, as I'm sure most other people will. It gives you the most flexible and solid platform.

    Better question, have you identified your niche? That's a lot more important than the technology.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Iaconis
    Hi,

    Wordpress... hands down!

    Jamie
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  • Profile picture of the author rendell
    Wordpress is really like a open community... you can alter the code, people will create plugin and share it ....

    It is like the comparing firefox browser to Internet Explorer...
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
    Wordpress for sure. You can change your theme any time you choose (ie seasons etc) without any problems and there are hundreds of useful plug ins.

    Graham
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    • Profile picture of the author al_clark7
      Thanks folks, wordpress it will be.

      and dhudiburg, yeah I got my niche, cheers.

      Unless you can recommend what you think is the best niche, and I can steal it
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronnie Nijmeh
    Obviously you're going with Wordpress

    What I'd recommend are a few key plugins with wordpress:

    All in One SEO (to optimize the blog for search engines)
    Akismet (to kill spam comments before they kill you!)
    cForms (to allow people to contact you via a webform)
    aLinks (to have auto-hyperlinks for certain keywords you specify... you gotta see it to believe it).

    Just do a quick Google search and you'll find these plugins fast.

    All the best!

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