Can somebody point me in the right direction plase?

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    Hello everyone, I would like some advice. i would like to start a blog for my self but not sure where to start. If somebody can point me in the right direction i would appreciate it. I love sharing and commenting on here but I would like to get more familiar with the whole blogging thing. I have heard there are some places that are free to get started but basically I need To hear from people who already have one and what the pros and cons are. thank you so much.


     
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    CCericola Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I started one a bit ago. I don't post as much as I thought I would though. I get so darn busy. I use wordpress (wordpress.org). I like it. Very easy to use.
     
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    Thank you. I will look into it and hopefully i get other TPF members to give out more options just so I can look around.
     
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    I'll vote for wordpress too. :thumbup: It's simple if you want it to be, and also crazy expandable if you feel like really getting into it.
     
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    Wordpress. If you want to use your blog for increasing exposure to your photography, WP does a much better job of integrating search engine optimization (SEO) than the other free options.
     
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    I know I can just google it. Thank you for the obvious, but I guess I just worded it wrong. Who do you blog with and how user friendly is it. I googled it and it gave me many different options so thats why I was asking if someone can popint me in the right direction to a user friendly one.
     
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    Amazingly, the two mentioned here are on the first page of the google search. It's a blog. You type, hit save, and it shows up.
     
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    For me Wordpress is the only option worth considering. It is free (though you can get commercial support for it), and comes in hosted, or self hosted versions. I would start with a free account from Wordpress.com and you can migrate from there in the future if the need to move to running your own server or anything like that.
     
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    I prefer wordpress.org to wordpress.com
     
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    So it follows then: "It's a camera, you click the shutter, and you get an image."
    or: "It's a car, you hit the gas, and you get where you're going."
     
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