Favorite sites for creating your farm/training/horse world blogs!
I have decided I would like a blog, in order, like everyone else with horses, to share my delightful opinions. Could those of you who have created blogs for your farms, to keep folks updated on your horses training, or growth, or general goings on in your end of the horse world, please share what you like, and dislike, about different sites that help you create these things.
I'd recommend a conservative approach. Don't dive into the whole 'host my own blog' thing yet.
Get an account at WordPress or Blogger (TypePad and Movable Type are also good) and keep the blog on their servers. If you already have the domain name, they'll walk you through how to point it at your account on their servers.
This way, you spend a minimum of money while you figure out if you actually like blogging and will stick with it.
Once you're sure it's for you, and when you start feeling confined on someone else's server/by their rules/want more features and freedom -- then you go get a hosting plan of your own, install the software on it, and run your own blog. These days it's very easy to export posts/comments and move them elsewhere, so you're not going to lose any content doing this.
Originally Posted by showhorsegallery
I build custom blog sites using Expression Engine, but that's a whole complicated mess that I wouldn't recommend unless you are very HTML/CSS/PHP savvy or you wanted to hire someone.
I love EE and most of my sites are built on it. It is definitely not a starter platform, though.