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Recommend good free blogging sites

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by dawggone, Nov 7, 2005.

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    It has been a long time since I have used any of the free blogging sites out there but some of my students will be creating blogs for a final project and I'd like to offer them some good options.

    Anyone have a suggestion for something free and easy for the newbie?
    SEMrush
    Thanks!
     
    dawggone, Nov 7, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Blogger is about as easy as you will find...
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 7, 2005 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    www.WordPress.com is excellent and a great example of good software. It's quite different from the released version of WordPress and very cool!
     
    sarahk, Nov 8, 2005 IP
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    Avoid Xanga like the plague. It has free and paid options,

    I got auto-billed six months ago without warning. I'm positive I disabled it. I just got billed again, and they refuse to reverse the charges - yet I haven't used my Xanga blog for over a year.

    I think any reputable comapny has an obligation to email a warning prior to billing.
     
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    bschneider5 Active Member

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    Chalk me p for the blogger camp. It will have you up and blogging in about 3 minutes.
     
    bschneider5, Nov 8, 2005 IP
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    Thanks for the tips, especially the warning about Xanga!
     
    dawggone, Nov 9, 2005 IP
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    Does the place where you teach have web servers? You might be able to install wordpress on it and give each student an wordpress account to do their blogging. Or if you have your oen website, you could install wordpress and give them each a wordpress account.

    Just a thought
     
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    I am going through the reviews of few good free blogging sites and will post here as I find it.
     
    etechsupport, Nov 10, 2005 IP
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    Newbie on Blogging
     
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    Skribblez Notable Member

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    Blogger.com is definitely the best! :) that's all I can say at this point.
     
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    I'm not sure how you can justify the use of the word definately. It has serious flaws, including the inability to generate an RSS feed and that you don't control your intellectual property.
     
    sarahk, Nov 11, 2005 IP
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    sachin410 Illustrious Member

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    Couldnt be more accurate..3 minutes exactly :D .

    I just made my first blog

    hxxp://besttextforwards.blogspot.com/
     
    sachin410, Nov 15, 2005 IP
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    Hi,

    Really have a look at TheDiary.org. It's probably one of the most easy to use blogging sites, and your students would get quite some space to post pictures.

    Cheers,
    Ellen
     
    ellen23, Nov 19, 2005 IP
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    SarahK, My blogger blogs all have RSS, right out of the box. Granted you can't directly alter them AFAIK.
     
    Mister Tut, Nov 19, 2005 IP
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    I found that blogger is the best right now. Most of them won't allow adsense at all.
     
    ken123, Nov 20, 2005 IP