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Anthem
08-11-2004, 12:56 AM
I've been pondering starting a blog. Where's the best place to do so? Any blogging sites to stay away from?

TheSauceMaster
08-11-2004, 01:12 AM
Google is you friend , I don't personally run a blog but there are many choices.

Anthem
08-11-2004, 01:25 AM
Google is you friend , I don't personally run a blog but there are many choices.

That's the problem. There's LOTS of choices.

Arcadian
08-11-2004, 01:27 AM
I have used Typepad and it was fine. But I'm not particularly picky either. It was easy to set up.

Snickers
08-11-2004, 01:39 AM
A lot of my friends use www.xanga.com, www.livejournal.com, and www.blurty.com

TheSauceMaster
08-11-2004, 08:33 AM
I have heard Livejournal is rather good , but I dont have any experince with it .

Zesty
08-11-2004, 08:57 AM
I set up a free hosting account at FreePgs (http://www.freepgs.com), which gives you a minimum of 50 MB of space, as well as a free MySQL database and PHP scripting. I then installed WordPress (http://www.wordpress.org), which is a free, PHP-based blogging software. All the formatting is done with CSS and there are a decent number of styles available for it online. I even registered a domain and just set up URL forwarding on that, so I have my domain and hosting for two years for a total cost of under $18. If you'd like to see it to get an idea of what it can do, send me a PM.

EDIT: This site (http://www.alexking.org/index.php?content=software/wordpress/styles.php) is where I've gotten all of my WordPress styles in the past. This will give you an idea of what they look like.