Blog is a site that contain your contents.Blogging simply means to run a blog.Now a days to create a blog is very is and there are also free blogging platforms,with the help of which you can create a live blog within minutes.One of these free blogging platform is wordpress.com.
Also read:Why you should start a blog.
WordPress is one of the best CMS(content management system) or simply a blogging platform.Wordpress has two version one is wordpress.com and is called hosted wordpress and the other ane is wordpress.org and is called self hosted wordpress.Wordpress.com is free like blogger.Wordpress.org is also free but it needs hosting and your own domain that costs you.
So if you are not able to invest in your blog to create a blog with wordpress.org or you are creating a blog just for hobby then you can go with wordpress.com.
Pros of using wordpress.com:-
- It is free to use upto some extent.
- There are a variety of themes.
- Good for personal blogs.
- It is easy to use,coding knowledge not required.
Cons of using wordpress.com:-
- There are limited themes.
- Cannot be customized.
- Don’t allow you to monetize and earn from your blog.
- They can delete your blog any time.
- They will show ads on your blog.
- Plugins not available.
Why you should start a blog with wordpress.com:-
Keeping the above pro and cons in mind,if you want a free blog just as a hobby or for any other thing and you dont want to earn form your blog and build you brand then go for wordpress.com and create your blog right now.It took just a few minutes to create a blog.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO START A BLOG WITH WORDPRESS:-
Fill all the required fields and click on create blog at the end for the free option.There are also paid option,you can see in the image but you can create a free blog.Later you can upgrade any time.
Confirm your email and log in to wordpress.Complete your profile there.Upload profile photo and then from my blog tab click on create another blog.
A new window will open,fill all the fields with blog address,title and privacy and click on create blog.
After creating your blog,you can access your dashboard from My blogs tab i.e explained in step No 3.You can write your first post and change your theme from your blogs dashboard.