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    Hi,

    First of all, thank you for this detailed article. It was very helpful. I am 70 years old and have very little technical knowledge.
    I want to write a blog about my travel experience to the places I visited, I would like people to read my blog. I am NOT planning to monetize on it.
    So kindly suggest me the best option that would suit my needs, my agenda being easy setup and maintenance. Thank you

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    Thanks for all of this great information! I am looking to use a blogging platform to organize myself in a way. This would be solely for my own personal use. I have article links, screenshot photos, video clips, and other things I’d like to remember saved in too many different places, and I would like to be able to organize them all in one place so I can easily recall them. Based on your review it looks like weebly, tumblr, and blogger might be good options for me. Tumblr stood out because you mentioned the ease of uploading video content. Any thoughts on what might help me achieve my goal? Thanks so much!

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      If it’s only for your own use, I would also throw locally hosted WordPress in the mix: /install-wordpress-locally-xampp/. This way, it’s completely free and you have it on your computer, where nobody else can see it. Aside from that, I would advise you to simply test out the platforms that you have narrowed it down to and see how you like working with them.

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    I’ve started with 8 blogposts on a site i built with Wix. I like it but I’m wondering for SEO and for monetization, should i switch over to WordPress.org before it gets larger? I will want to monetize eventually but not right away so I’m thinking once it gets larger i could hire someone to copy and paste etc… to help me move to wordpress. I’m just afraid of all the time it might take me to learn WordPress.

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      If you are considering changing to WordPress, I would do it sooner rather than later. The more content you have to migrate, the more complicated it will get. Running your blog on WordPress is probably also going to be cheaper than Wix, will give you more monetization options, and is really easy to learn. If you are doubtful, you can always install WordPress offline to test drive it away from anyone’s eyes: /install-wordpress-locally-xampp/.

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    Institute of Digital Marketing

    I want to create a website and I am just wondering if I should start with a free theme. Since I am not really an expert at wordpress so I guess buying a theme at the start will be a bad idea. What do you suggest?

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    Wix.com is an exellent option but….. i’ve managed to create a full personal blog with a lot of hours of work to build it and at the end when i tried to purchase this blog, i realised that it needed a VAT, professional tax number, because mine is a simple citizen tax number. i also tryed wordpress but its pretty low in features for me, any suggestions???

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      Hey Dimitris, I’m sure there is a way to use Wix without being a business entity. I would talk to their support if you are having issues. In addition, WordPress can be extended with plugins to include any features you need. You just need to know what you want and then find the right tools for it.

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    WordPress.com is what i use so far…. i dont have the self hosted one as yet..im just a few months in..into blog writing… i made it because i wanted to incorporate it with my audio podcast on Apple podcasts… its a great start i can say…i started in march and have connected my social with it. I have managed to have 2.7k+ views and 2.1k+ visits since. Cant wait to self host so i can add google analytics as im a marketing influencer which i just start off…. So the converting to self hosting would be good for business.

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    Thanks for this article i am starting a blog that i will eventually be able to monetize. which is the best one

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    Hi sir,

    Thank you for the article.
    I would like to start of with the blog as a hobby, and wanted to share some notes and personal experiences.
    Which one would you recommend?
    It should be secured and it should be cost effective.
    Please advise

    Thanks,
    Santhosh.

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      Tanya Christiansen

      Hi Nick,
      I am wanting to blog sharing personal ideas and experiences. My goal is to help others in similar situations. I don’t really care about making money, at least not now and maybe never. But, I do want it to look professional and not have alot of ads popping up. I hope to have a lot of traffic eventually. I am leaning towards WordPress. Org. I plan to post on a regular basis. What do you suggest?

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      Hey Santhosh, it really depends on your goal. If you just want to do it for the writing, go with WordPress.com, Medium, or Blogger. If you want to use it for any type of professional purpose, your best bet is usually a self-hosted WordPress website.

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    WordPress is the best site for blogging. It is very easy to use and set-up. Thanks for the amazing article.

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