There are lots of reasons to do this. Check all that apply:
- You just want to spout about world affairs, or whatever else you care about.
- You want to practice writing regularly.
- You want a diary you can share with people.
- You travel and like to share as you go.
- You take a lot of pics and like to share.
- You don’t trust Faceplant with that stuff any further than you can throw a cheesecake under water.
- Other odd reasons I never thought of.
I haven’t tried anything but WP, recommended to me by the highly esteemed CJ Cherryh. There’s Blogger, Blogspot, Tumblr, and more. What I like about WP:
- It’s pretty easy to get started and figure out all the doodads.
- They make it easy to get a domain name.
- Customer service is friendly and honest.
What I don’t like, so far:
- Gallerys are a mess. If the gallery gets screwed up as you are creating it, you can’t fix it; you have to delete all the photos and start again, losing all the captions, sequencing, all that other work. We had that when I posted the Alaska pics.
- When you make a post, it puts up a sidebar congratulating you for the number of posts. The sidebar does nothing useful, nor can you make it stop. And if I try clicking on it, my browser crashes. In the first place, I don’t need a brownie button for achieving 175 posts. In the second, I like to be able to make stuff like that shut up.
If I were looking over blog software, I’d try the basics of all of them and then just keep the one I liked best.