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        07-16-2014, 10:49 AM
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    Foal
    In school we use WordPress.org/Wordpress.com. Setup so easy Snoop Dogg can do it! WordPress.com is a free blog-hosting site with roughly half the features of .org. The general idea here is less maintenance for you, but less control of the blog. Get a .wordpress domain name like “dearblogger.wordpress.com” or pay to use your own domain name. Need a niche? WordPress.com sees 100,000 posts published each day so you’ll surely find like-minded thinkers. Not a full company website but a loyal companion for one. Write posts, try a free theme, set up social media buttons and learn blogging at WordPress.com.

    Blogger-Blogger is Google’s free blog-hosting site. More popular at the turn of the millenium, Blogger still offers a great service but the designs are a bit elementary. Login and publish your first post for free with only a Gmail account. Try Adsense “monetization”, design a new layout and even edit your first piece of code.

    Tumbler-At a time when WordPress and Blogger were neck-and-neck for new users, Tumblr showed up as the 3rd guy to the party. They received lots of sign-ups from users wanting a totally refreshing take on blogging, and have grown ever since. Tumblr was recently bought by Yahoo, who has interesting plans for the whole blog advertising thing.

    ShareSpace- All over television with beautiful and encouraging ads, SquareSpace offers a nice solution for the business owner in need of a web presence. Get online quickly with a free trial, setup a cool design and start attracting clients – that’s the motto. If a more complex blogging platform were snowboarding, Squarespace would be skiing, in the pie wedge stance

    Google+- Fun features like the badge make getting followers easier. Google Plus brings you instant community + audience – two things any blogger wants more of. Make sure to share publicly if you want to build any sort of following.
    Medium-Probably won’t reach the development status of WordPress.org but definitely chomping at the heels of Blogger, Tumblr and even Twitter as it borrows several of their services, like topic searches and nostalgic photo shares from the founders themselves.



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        07-29-2014, 12:32 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Squeakers has listed what seems to be the most popular of them. Horse Forum rules discourage folks from promoting their own, or other social media sites. There's good reasoning behind it. They do, however, allow you to link to your site in your signature block. This in return for providing a link to Horse Forum on your site. I'm grateful for the visits my blog has gotten from Horse Forum folks.

    I'm not very tech savvy. I used blogger.com to set up both my horse blog and my travel blog. It's very easy to set up and to experiment with different formats. Now that I have some experience with it, I have set up another about our retirement ranch with wordpress.

    Hope that helps and didn't cross the Horse Forum rules.
         
        07-29-2014, 05:21 AM
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    Yearling
    I don't think that blog is ever going to happen. I just never got around to making one and now I don't know if I want too anymore. I do this all the time, think I want to make or do something then give up on the idea a few days later.
         
        07-29-2014, 06:22 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    ^That's like the story of my life xD
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