How To Create a Blog For Free
You can create a blog for free – but you probably wouldn’t want to, for a few reasons.
Ads on Your Site
Firstly, you’ll be lumbered with adverts for whichever blog platform you use. This might be simply a line at the bottom of your page telling people which platform you use, or it might be banner adverts along the top and sides of your page. Either way, it doesn’t look great. And these ads won’t be making money for you, either, but for the website builder platform you’re using.
Secondly, you’ll be restricted on storage. We’ve mentioned this before, but it’s a critical flaw with free website builders – with restrictions on storage ranging from 500mb to 3GB on free packages, it’s going to be extremely unlikely that you could store your photos, videos and other assets on your site. And a blog with no images looks, well, a bit low-rent.
Thirdly, you won’t be able to get your own domain. This is a big problem for two reasons:
1) Again, it will look amateurish
2) Your site will be penalised in search engine rankings
Point two is crucial. This means that if someone is searching for “Travel blogs”, for example, your website will stand little chance of appearing in the first few pages of Google or Bing.
Of course, if you’re just using your blog as an online diary and don’t really have any plans to attract large readerships these free packages might be fine. But, if you want to grow your blog, you’ll need to pay for it.
Get Started With Your Blog!
It’s super easy to get started with your own blog, especially when using a website builder like Wix or WordPress – and it can take as little as 20 minutes to build and publish your first post.