BLOGS !!


Becky
on Jul 15, 2010 @ 01:29 pm

Hey guys

I know a lot of you have blogs, so i was wondering if you could tell me which site hosts the best blogs.

What are the pros and cons of the site, advantages over other sites, etc.

Thanks in advance!! :-)
 


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mamaluv
It depends on what you want on Jul 15, 2010 @ 02:55 pm

I have only used Blogger and that was for my personal blog. It's a very easy tool with plenty of FAQs and support articles (even blogs dedicated to using Blogger!) and I think it's quite user friendly. There are templates so you don't have to worry about design and layout if you have simple tastes.

For the more serious blogger/those who want to use their blog for more commercial reasons, I know many have moved to self-hosted or Word Press. I have not dealt with either so I can't speak to that.

Let us know when you start yours and we'll stop by for a visit!
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Ali de Bold
Wordpress on Jul 16, 2010 @ 06:23 pm

I've done a lot with Blogger, and a bit with Wordpress and I have to say I prefer Wordpress. It's just easier to to design it yourself and make it look compelling.
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Bubblybunny
used both on Jul 16, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

I've used both Blogger and Wordpress. I like both for different reasons. Both offer various templates you could use to start a blog. Selecting a template you like is probably the hardest thing because you are looking for the right feel for your blog. Once you've done that, then you can use the features both hosts offer and you can easily set up your blog with a few click of a mouse.

I find Blogger is easier to use if you understand basic web design and can manipulate HTML codes. You can do a lot of customization with it. Their feature widgets are versatile and you can just drag and drop it to the location you want on your blog.

However, I find the Wordpress features and widgets better. For example, you can track the number of people visited your blogs, which website they used to link to your blog, etc. You can also have multiple pages within one blog which I find super useful in creating a well organized, easy-to-navigate blog. However, if you want to do anything fancy with customization and really make it yours, you'll have to pay to upgrade your account. (ie. it's only free if you use their already-made templates.) So customization is limited in that sense. If you do choose to upgrade to a paid account, I think the sky is the limit when blogging with Wordpress. You can literally do anything you want.

(One note of caution, someone told me Google is getting rid of their free blogger service. I've only heard this from one person and I haven't been able to find info on this myself. But it's something to consider if you are starting a blog. If you are just doing a simple personal blog, you may want to go with Wordpress in case this rumour with Blogger is true.)

Good luck with your blog!!
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Bubblybunny
free blogger template on Jul 16, 2010 @ 10:53 pm

By the way, you can search online for free Blogger templates people have created for you to download for free. Tons of good stuff out there, so you are not limited to templates from Blogger. I have never done the search for Wordpress, so I don't know if you can do the same.
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Becky
thanks so much!! on Jul 28, 2010 @ 10:47 am

Thanks so much ladies! :-) I'm going to check out both and see which one suits me best. I will definitely post my blog link once it's presentable on my CA account. :-)
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Becky
finally!! on Dec 14, 2010 @ 01:59 am

finally finally finally... i created my blogspot!! yay me :)

Can you guys pls tell me where / how I can link back to CA? I know there's supposed to be a "my blog" in my profile but i don't see it :(

thanks in advance! I'll link back to CA and then put up my blog url .. i don't want CA traffic w/out linking back here..wouldn't be fair .. i'll update this thread with my blog url too but once i've linked in.

:)

aahh it's 2am at night and i'm rambling...i better not publish my first post now :(
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mamaluv
instructions on Dec 14, 2010 @ 06:10 am

Go to "My Profile" (in Dashboard)
>>"Edit My Profile" (blue text, right hand upper corner near your profile pic)
>>"Blog Info" tab (2nd tab just above your username and other details)

Fill in the fields and grab a blog badge for your site while you're there. Simple as that!
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