Once you have written your Blog Post, you need to publish it.
If you have a Blog set up as part of your Web Site, you are halfway there. You simply upload the post, check it for grammar and spelling, add the relevant tags and hit publish.
But what happens if you do not have a Blog or a even a Web Site. Here are three options I recommend:
This is the option that I most recommend, because WordPress comes in two flavours;
- A free version hosted by WordPress.com
- An free open source version from WordPress.org that you can host on your own server.
The great thing about the free version is that it is very similar to the version you host yourself that allows you to prepare for the time you need to move to your own hosted version.
Both versions can be set up as just a Blog or as Web Site and a Blog, which the other two options do not have.
The free version does not give the option of a custom Domain Name, which you would have with version hosted on your server, unless you are prepared to pay for it. The Web Site address (URL) will be email@example.com.
The further advantage of the free version is that when you move to your own server, you can link back to your free version, so when you publish a new Blog Post, it is automatically promoted to the WordPress community.
Whilst Blogger does not have the option for a Web Site, it is still a very popular option with Bloggers. Part of the Google stable, it makes a good choice if you only want to publish a Blog or even as a second Blog. (avoid publishing duplicate content) Linking it to your Google + profile also makes sense as it will help you to promote your Blog.
Like WordPress, you can change the appearance and tart it up to suit your choice. As soon as you publish your post, it is available to the Blogger Community to view.
Tumblr, belonging to Yahoo, is a cross between a Blog and Facebook. In fact a large part of the Tumblr community treat in much the same manner as Facebook, with regular short posts and following Tumblrs that take their interest.
So where does this fit in with Blogging. There is just a large community using Tumblr for Blogging. When you publish, it is promoted to a large community.
When choosing a Blogging you need to look at what you need it to do for you, but at the end of the day, it is going to come down to personal choice. Each one of the above options are easy enough to fit into your Internet Presence and you should choose carefully.
These are not the only options for Blogging available, but they are the most common ones and in my opinion, the best available.