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Old 01-05-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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So I know about WordPress, BlogSpot, etc. I would like to start a blog that would showcase my writing skills and knowledge of the industry I've been working in. It would really be more something to present alongside my resume, but I wouldn't be opposed to selling ads.

Is there a blog site that would let me do this while being fairly idiot-proof? There's also a high likelihood I'd see a lot of volume, so I'd want it to be able to handle that.

I'm not a complete idiot when it comes to technology, but I'm not great with it either
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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It is free and not very hard, IMO. And they will maintain it for you. You can pay some money annually to keep others' ads off your blog.


If you get rolling and want advertising (Which diminishes the readability hugely), you might go to Wordpress.org, where you need your own host, and maintenance.
But, you can handle a LOT of traffic with the free Wordpress.com sites.
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Wordpress.com
It is free and not very hard, IMO. And they will maintain it for you. You can pay some money annually to keep others' ads off your blog.


If you get rolling and want advertising (Which diminishes the readability hugely), you might go to Wordpress.org, where you need your own host, and maintenance.
But, you can handle a LOT of traffic with the free Wordpress.com sites.
+1 for all of this ^^

Start at wordpress.com, if you grow out of it you can migrate to a Wordpress.org self hosted site without losing any of your content.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:30 PM
 
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Thanks! This is hugely helpful!
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