If not for a friend here in the blogosphere, I will not be able to learn how to create a blog. I am blogging for three and a half years now and I can say that it has become a very rewarding hobby.
I was able to get a free website hosting for a year. That’s really awesome because I got to save big. But before I chose a hosting service, I searched the Internet, browsed through and read site hosting reviews for reference.
It is like choosing a travel agent. You have to look for one who offers cheaper air ticket and package tour rates. If that travel agent handles your travel needs with first a class service, then you will keep your business with them.
There is so much fun in getting together. I attended the Christmas party yesterday and it’s really nice to see everyone again. I was able to meet new friends too. Friends from Dallas and other neighboring cities came over to attend the party. Some of them are bloggers too. We were so busy eating and talking, catching up with one another.
Then a friend asked me how I do blogging. She sounded interested. I told her it is like sharing your own experiences in life or a specific agenda on the Internet. Setting up a blog is not that complicated. But it sure needs a lot of effort. There is difference between a free-hosted blog and a self-hosted one. At first, the newly created web blog can be self-hosted with a monthly or yearly due. It is up to the blogger what web hosting service to acquire. My recommendation is to search in web hosting directory so there will be choices for cheap hosting service. A blogger needs to have a domain name-a unique web address or name for the web blog. It either ends in a .com, .net, or .info extension. Then a blogging platform is needed in building the web blog. There is Blogger, WordPress, TypePad…and the like. I am currently using WordPress on my blogs. I have not encountered problems with it so far.
My friend was asking lots of questions about blogging. She even forgot to eat her dinner. Hahaha! It was so exciting at the party. We played games and danced a bit. Also, we had the annual exchanging of gifts. Before we left, she told me that she is interested to try blogging. And I told her that she is welcome to ask me anything about it. There is a web hosting guide that she can see for reference.
It was passed 8 P.M. when we left the hosts’ house. The weather was still bad and driving in the rain, especially at night, needs a lot of caution.
For three years now, I can say that I am completely (but not totally) satisfied how my blogging is going. I was influenced by a friend to try blogging to express my thoughts and share my personal experiences in traveling. Then blogging has mainly became my hobby, and the source of extra income on the Internet with making money online opportunities.
That friend of mine also introduced me to website hosting. To be able to grab more earning opportunities, my blogs should be self hosted. I followed her advice. To save with hosting service, I found cheap website host service. A cheaper price because the hard drive space, bandwidth and servers is a bit affordable. WebhostingColumns.com has listing of hosting sites that offer the more reasonable web hosting service for your websites. You can select any hosting provider service which you find comfortable dealing with and that will give you the high uptime guarantee. To me, a good web hosting service provider will go through all simple set-up with you until you get to familiarize how hosting works on your blogs or website. It is a big advantage you will get for your website.
There are a lot more to learn in blogging. But my I am open to all the possibilities.