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Old 09-23-2007, 02:46 PM
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Question Do you have a free blog or do you have your own domain?

Hey everyone. I was looking at blogs and I just wanted to ask a quick question.

For the people with a blog, do you have a blog that's free (Blogger, Wordpress) or do you have your own domain? If you do have your own domain/website, how much does it cost a year and is it quite easy to set up? Do you find any advantages over having a domain or would you have rather had a free blog?

Thanks all!
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:24 PM
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I use wordpress.com which is free. However, I am thinking of my own domain now and to use wordpress.org.

My main issue with the free option of wordpress is that you cannot insert many of the widgets that are available for blogs / websites particularly if they use javascript. That can be a major irritation.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:13 PM
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I like Blogger! They've improved it over the past year and it's not as glitchy as it used to be.

I can play with the code or it does the work for me.

It's free too.
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:53 PM
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I bought codeblog.com. We use Movable Type. I never would have been able to figure it out without my husband, though :-)
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:31 PM
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I think both Blogger and Wordpress are awesome free blogs and I guess it'll really depend on the availability of the blog name too! I had Blogger for a few days and it was extremely easy to use, but I would like to experiment with Wordpress in the future just to see how Wordpress is.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:36 PM
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I use blogspot.com. I'm lucky I know how to use that....but I'm learning.
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:06 PM
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Hey everyone. I was looking at blogs and I just wanted to ask a quick question.

For the people with a blog, do you have a blog that's free (Blogger, Wordpress) or do you have your own domain? If you do have your own domain/website, how much does it cost a year and is it quite easy to set up? Do you find any advantages over having a domain or would you have rather had a free blog?

Thanks all!
I use Wordpress, but own the domain. When I need something added I wave a magic wand and some dude down south makes it magically appear!
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:56 PM
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I need one of them. My current web person is on strike. Or maybe we're just both tired running around after a certain 10 month old. God that kid is fast.

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Old 10-01-2007, 12:25 PM
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Smile I pay $5 a month for web hosting.

I was using a big company for domain hosting, but it was expensive, and they gave me no additional help.

Now I use a woman, Wendy Milonas. She is very nice, and helpful, and only charges $5 a month.

I started with free blogs at wordpress, that I still use. I now have a couple dot coms but they also use wordpress (so I didn't have to learn anything new to continue my blogging).

Wendy has been so great and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to have their own domain.

Her email is wendymilonas at gmail dot com
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:55 AM
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I started out using blogger and when I finally used wordpress, I was hooked! I've been blogging since 2004.

I host my own blogs (I have several, though not the time I would like to devote to them)on my own hosting account. If you use a cpanel type of hosting, it's as easy as clicking a button to install wordpress. Then the fun can start.

I've recently "fallen in love" with a particular wordpress template and have installed it on two different blogs with two different audiences www.NPBusiness.ORG and www.HealthyAgingForWomen.

I love wordpress. I'd love it even more if I had Kim's magic person
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