- Do you want to hit the ground running and start publishing 15 minutes from now?
- Are you technically-savvy? (e.g., Do you know HTML?)
- Are you a perfectionist?
- Is design/look/feel critical to you?
- Do you have disposable income to spend on hosting?
If you answered Yes to the last three questions, then you'll probably want to go the Fancy Way. (If so, make sure you also answered Yes to the second question.) So now you've decided whether you want Easy or Fancy, right? Right? If you can't decide, I suggest going the Easy Way first because you can always ramp up to Fancy later.
Let's talk about some of the Easy Way options first. As I've mentioned, Blogger
are probably the most popular ways to go. I started out using Blogger years ago but moved to Wordpress within the last year and would recommend either of them. Others that are a little less well known but just as easy to use are Mindsay
, and LiveJournal
. If you're the type that needs a comprehensive list of free blog hosts
, go to Mashable
and click your heart out. Some people in the comments on my last post recommended Tumblr
, but in my opinion it's a little too
simplistic for starting a WoW
blog. Still, if you like it, knock yourself out. Special considerations for going the Fancy Way
Let me reiterate: I suggest going the Easy Way first, just to see if you even like the idea of blogging. You can always upgrade later. However, if you're stubborn (like I am sometimes), make sure you surf the web
and ask your friends for advice on taking this path since it's too complicated to cover here. Popular hosts are TypePad
who will both do the web hosting for you. Wordpress.org
is the self-hosted version of Wordpress and offers free software but you will still need to find a web host