Learn why Blogging On Free Hosts Is Not A Good Idea. This article is about blogging and why you should never blog on a free blog host like blogger.com or wordpress.com. I’m writing it to warn people who are using free blog hosts like blogger.com and wordpress.com to think twice.
WordPress is free to download and install, and it gives you complete control over your blog. Other platforms, such as moveable type, are also available. Look around for a platform that you enjoy or that best suits your blogging style. I’ve learned my lesson and will now only create blogs on my own domain names.
What is the reason for this?
Let’s take a look at blogger.com first.
They have a new spam bot that is out of control. The horror stories can be found in the blogger help forums. Legitimate blogs are being deleted, people are being locked out of their blogs while they are being reviewed, and they are being assumed to be spammers because a bot flagged the blog or someone clicked the little flag button at the top of all blogger blogs.
Because of this, and because they have ongoing issues with publishing getting stuck at 0%, slow load times, and other issues, blogging through blogger.com is at best a buggy experience, and your content or reason for blogging is up to someone else’s interpretation of what is or is not legitimate.
I understand the need to eliminate splogs and spammers, but in the case of blogger.com, the cure is worse than the disease. They weren’t always like this. I’ve been a long time user of Blogger, and the service used to be excellent.
When it comes to wordpress.com, they’re just as bad. If the blog contains a link to a website that appears to be promoting that website, your account will be suspended without warning and you will be locked out of all content.
I’m not sure what they think blogs are for, but they seem to believe they serve a noble purpose in life and that they are the only ones who can determine whether or not a blog is “genuine.”
A “genuine blog” is one that is controlled by the person who writes to it, rather than one that is forced to follow someone else’s vision of what their blog should look like and say.
If you blog on a freehost, be aware that your content and blog are in the hands of others, who will decide whether or not your blog should be seen by the rest of the world.
All bloggers should get their own domain names and set up their own blogs, in my opinion. Why put your company’s blog on a freehost? You’ve probably learned that using a freehost for your company’s website is bad for business.
Individuals are in the same boat. Blogs give you the freedom to express yourself however you want. That is one of the most appealing aspects of blogging. Are you willing to give up your individuality in order to conform to what blogger.com or wordpress.com considers to be a “true” way of expressing yourself?
Often, the person deciding your fate is someone who has never had any authority over others and believes that they now have Godlike powers to decide the fate of content created by others. These are people who probably don’t produce any valuable content and believe they know what’s best for the rest of the world.
Purchase your own domain name and set up a blogging platform that meets your requirements. It’s the best blogging advice you’ll ever get. Only if the blog is hosted on your own domain name do you own it. Everything else is merely content creation for someone else.
I myself started blogging WordPress.com but was using their free features and did not meet my expectations. So I moved to blogger.com where I was able to connect my domain name for free. After using blogger for almost a year, I still achieved nothing, wasn’t receiving the traffic I needed despite all my skills and effort.
So I decided to take it further, I signed up for a $6/mo Cloud hosting provider, bought a domain name and imported all my posts and did some search engine optimization and my views increased. To conclude, if you want to grow in the long run, consider investing and manage everything yourself. Don’t worry, it’s simple.
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