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# 177045 20-Jul-2015 12:17
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I am after some advice, I have been asked by several people to write about my journey and battles with my illness and disabilities as they feel it maybe helpful to others. Blogging is something I know little about, could the fine
folk here that know about this advise me of the software for this and the best place(s) to host a blog of this nature?




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  # 1347699 20-Jul-2015 12:23
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one of the most popular is

 

https://wordpress.com/

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+1 for Wordpress




 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1347717 20-Jul-2015 12:35
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MikeB4: I am after some advice, I have been asked by several people to write about my journey and battles with my illness and disabilities as they feel it maybe helpful to others. Blogging is something I know little about, could the fine
folk here that know about this advise me of the software for this and the best place(s) to host a blog of this nature?


You can run a blog right here on Geekzone, just turn it on in your user profile and start posting.

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/user_profile.asp








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nathan: one of the most popular is https://wordpress.com/


Just for the love of glob KEEP IT UPGRADED ALL THE TIME.  So many hacks. So. Many. Hacks.




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  # 1347728 20-Jul-2015 12:36
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Yea wordpress is probably your easiest. Otherwise tumblr?





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  # 1347730 20-Jul-2015 12:43
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sleemanj:
nathan: one of the most popular is https://wordpress.com/


Just for the love of glob KEEP IT UPGRADED ALL THE TIME.  So many hacks. So. Many. Hacks.


Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org are two differing products.... wordpress.com you dont need to keep upgraded as its handled by Wordpress.

Wordpress.org is the self hosted package, and yes, keeping that upto date is highly recommend :) (And dont go too overboard on plugins)

WordPress.com, you are limited on themes and plugins though, so if you want to customize the blog beyond the basics, you'd be better off with self hosted one.




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  # 1347739 20-Jul-2015 12:56
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sleemanj:
MikeB4: I am after some advice, I have been asked by several people to write about my journey and battles with my illness and disabilities as they feel it maybe helpful to others. Blogging is something I know little about, could the fine
folk here that know about this advise me of the software for this and the best place(s) to host a blog of this nature?


You can run a blog right here on Geekzone, just turn it on in your user profile and start posting.

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/user_profile.asp






I just looked at that option but does my subject matter suit this site and would IT folk be interested?




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  # 1347810 20-Jul-2015 15:55
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You can create the blog on Geekzone and use your own domain name...

It just not as easy to configure a theme. If you go Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal or whatever just remember to keep it up to date because they have so many vulnerabilities..




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  # 1347812 20-Jul-2015 15:57
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Not as conventional but Tumblr is another good simple blogging tool.




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  # 1347813 20-Jul-2015 15:59
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Wordpress.com - you just sign up, no maintenance. 

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  # 1347819 20-Jul-2015 16:25
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sleemanj:
nathan: one of the most popular is https://wordpress.com/


Just for the love of glob KEEP IT UPGRADED ALL THE TIME.  So many hacks. So. Many. Hacks.


The hosted version will automatically update won't it? It is only the open sourceone which you need to keep upto date yourslef.

I would personally recommend googles blogger instead. Many blogs I have seen use blogger and they seem to rate better in search engines, perhaps because it is run by google.  It may not have the features of wordpress, but that can be a good thing. Wordpress is actaully a good web design CMS, rather than just a blog.

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  # 1347826 20-Jul-2015 16:48
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I use Google's Blogger

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It you're not that IT savvy I would just use medium or tumblr.

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