What user-friendly blog-building sites can you recommend for someone first starting out?
I need to build a blog site. I know many of you have done so recently. What sites do you recommend for the extremely non-tech saavy writer? I need something very user friendly (I don't want to have to google the instructions or language) and free to cheap, as far as cost, while I get started. I really need your all's help here!
I've always used wordpress....if it's easy enough for me to construct a blog then it's easy enough for anyone.
Personally, I think Blogger is much easier than Wordpress for the non tech savvy person. You can start off with a free one, see how you go and if you like it, you can very simply get your own domain name later on down the road.
If I do that, can I take my readers with me? From what I've read the free sites don't allow that because you don't actually own the blog.
Blogger has an integrated "buy a domain name" option which is very easy to set up and costs about $10 per year.. https://support.google.com/blogger/trou … 3381?hl=en
Both Blogger and Wordpress are good platforms and not that hard to learn. I have used both. You will probably find that Blogger is a little easier but Wordpress is more powerful (has more formatting options, plug-ins, etc.). Blogger is free and Wordpress can be. You can also pay for a stand-alone Wordpress site (hosted site) and that comes with more options and features. Usually, if someone is a beginner and feels any hesitancy about the process, I send them to Blogger. You can try them both and see what works for you. Good luck.
I agree with what most have said. Blogger and Wordpress are the two top choices here. I've never used Wordpress, but I used Blogger and it was fairly easy to use.
I think Blogger and WP are complicated for newbies. I would recommend using website builders. All you need is to sign up and 'assemble' your web pages step-by-step using their friendly 'drag-and-drop' editors. No coding involved. I have a personal website where I review popular site makers, so I can vouch for these platforms. Besides, they are very cheap.
Some brands: uCoz, Weebly, Wix, Squarespace
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