Free blog services available on the Web


Blogger

Blogger is owned by Google. Blogger is a popular, free blog service that is very user-friendly. It offers everything you need to quickly begin publishing content on the Web. Your web address will look like yourname.blogspot.com on the free service but you can also buy and register a domain name too.

If you already have a Google account, you can register with Blogger by adding the service in your Google control panel If you don't have a Google account you can setup your Blogger account by visiting blogger.com.

This service allows you to perform all common blog administration tasks and even comes with a choice of templates. You can edit the HTML code and CSS if you have more technical knowledge. Blogger is a very good choice for the beginner blogger.

To follow step-by-step instructions for setting up your blog with Blogger read the article entitled,

Wordpress

Wordpress has grown to be a very popular blogging interface. WordPress.com offers a free blog service. Your web address in the process will look like yourname.wordpress.com on the free service.

Using WordPress takes a bit of time to get used to and requires more patience than Blogger because it really isn't designed for with the beginner blogger in mind. If you decide to get your own domain name and a hosting account you can download WordPress for free and install it on your Web server account.

NormBlogs.com 

This service is an excellent place to begin blogging. Simply complete the registration and you will be guided through the process of setting up a blog. NormBlogs offers a free sub-domain (yourname.normblogs.com), so you’ll have an easy-to-remember address to pass to your friends and family. A range of templates are available so you can modify the look and feel of your blog.

My Blog Site

This popular free blog hosting provider is owned by FortuneCity, one of the largest free Web space services on the Internet. Register for a free blog and your URL will be yourname.myblogsite.com. Using the online editor you can easily publish your content, update posts, delete entries, etc.

Blog.com

Free blogs are ad-supported, so a small advertisement square banner will be placed on your blog to help pay for bandwidth and hosting of your blog.

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