You've read that you should have a blog. If you are new to the Internet and you barely know what a blog is you may be a little bit confused. Don't worry, there is a solution and it is very simple; and simple is what I'm about.
Let's say that you have a product to sell, a hobby to promote, or just want to set up a family web site. There are many choices for setting up blogs, but they all have their drawbacks. I set up a bunch of free Blogger blogs a year or so ago and one day I received an email from them notifying me that they “all" had been canceled.
I was locked out and could not get in. Needless to say, a lot of work went down the drain. You see, the problem with Blogger blogs is that they are hosted on “their" servers and you have no control. Of course, you can have a Blogger blog hosted on your server, and I have used that method, but it is severely limited in options.
The simplest and easiest way to set up a website for “any" purpose what so ever is to set up a Wordpress blog.
There are several reasons why I prefer Wordpress.
* It's Free
* It's Easy
* It Has Hundreds of Beautiful Themes
* It Has Hundreds of Plug-Ins
There are basically two ways to set up a Wordpress blog. Both are extremely easy to do.
1. Using Fantastico via Cpanel (If You Have A Reseller Account). It Takes About 5 Minutes.
2. Upload The Wordpress Files via Your FTP Software. It Also Takes About 5 Minutes.
I have several Reseller accounts so I usually use the Cpanel method. However, uploading your files via FTP does have one advantage. I've noticed that sometimes Cpanel does not update to the latest version of Wordpress properly but I never have any problems updating by FTP.
Save yourself some trouble, use Wordpress.
Steve has a Wordpress blog where he writes about problems that people new to the Internet have when trying to start a new Internet business.
Tips and Tricks for Folks That Are New To The Internet