Three ways to start blogging:
1) Get An Account with wordpress.com
Step 1 ] Go to wordpress.com
You will see a screen like this:
Once you click this button, your blog is ready, you can now login to wordpress.com to edit or customize your blog. You will also get a confirmation email as shown below:
Step 5] Click on New Blog
Step 6] Set title and choose the name which one is available as shown in the picture.
Step 7] Select a template and Click Create blog! button
You are done! Your blog is ready and you can start posting.
3) Self Hosted Blogs
To have a self hosted blog, you need two things:
1) A domain Name
2) Web Space
Everybody is familiar with a domain name and so with the web space to. A domain name is simply a www.something.com or .net or other available extensions, you can search about available TLDs (Top Level Domains) on Google. A Web Space is where you put all the files of your website or blog (html files). To create a self hosted blog you can purchase a domain name from any domain registrar, and go for some good Web Hosting provider. If you don’t want to spend more money you can go to 000webhost.com which provides free web hosting. You can also create a hosted blog at 000webhost.com for free and without a domain name. But I won’t suggest you that because 000webhost.com’s servers are very slow, and their mail servers are in spam list of almost all the Email providers, including Gmail and Yahoo. I know you might be confused at this point about these self hosted blogs and there set up. Don’t worry I will come up with a new post tomorrow which will explain advantages of self hosted blogs, options for domain registrars, web space providers and guidelines to set them up and running.