If you’ve decided to host your own blog—whether it be for profit, for fun, for networking or promoting your work—there are a variety of free resources right at your fingertips. As long as you’ve got a good computer connection, you can blog from just about anywhere.
There are plenty of domains you may want to purchase if you want a branded, high-traffic webpage. But if your goal is simply to keep an online diary, a record of your life or work (or both), or just to be able to get out there and be heard, you’ll probably want something that’s free and accessible.
Below are a few blogging sites to consider. Each has its good points and bad points, so you’ll want to peruse and play before you decide which one you want to use. Most of these also have premium features you can pay to use, but all are free to use for basic features.