Today, there are several options for creating your blog.
So, you can organize an independent website withDomain name of the second level, or you can simply create an account on popular "diary" resources and maintain a regular blog diary. Two of these options for creating a blog are fundamentally different from each other in terms of time, effort and even means.
Free blog on "common" blog platforms
For today there is a heated debate amongWebmasters about the relevance or irrelevance of maintaining similar blogs, as well as the ability to earn on them. However, while the sites LiveJournal, LiveInternet, Blogspot and similar resources are still working and are actively replenished with new users.
To create such a blog, it will only takeSeveral minutes of time to register and configure settings for your page on the blog platform. At the same time, the blog owner will receive a third-level domain name: for example, aaa.livejournal.com. Simplicity and lack of the need to pay for creating an electronic diary are obvious advantages of this method. However, there are significant shortcomings in it. First, all the materials that will be posted on the blog, formally belong not to their author, but to the owners of the site-the blog platform. Secondly, the possibilities of "fitting" the design of the blog on LiveJournal or LiveInternet are very limited. Finally, the opportunities for earning money from an electronic diary on a common blog platform are also limited.
"Stand-alone" blog, or stand alone
The blog stand alone is inherently a full-fledgedAnd an independent site with its second-level domain name (for example, life-trip.ru or martathai.ru), usually registered with a private person. Most often, stand alone blogs are created and run on the basis of ready-made administration systems such as the most popular WordPress, Joomla, etc.
These blogs also have their own advantages andlimitations. Among the obvious advantages - the protection of copyright, the opportunity for the owner to independently choose the individual design of his site, as well as all potential revenue from advertising will come exactly to the owner of the site, which is often the author of the content.
However, there are very significant disadvantages of"Stand-alone" blogs compared to accounts on known blog platforms. So, if the message in the LJ usually gets to the search result Yandex and Google after several hours after posting, then
Blog stand alone for the same rapid indexing will take months, and even years of promotion on the web, filling with quality content and some other measures.
In addition, the very creation of a stand alone blog and its work are not free. At a minimum, the site owner will need to regularly pay for the domain name and hosting services.