For a long time I had thought about starting a blog. I wasn’t sure if I had enough to contribute or if people would even care about reading what I had to say. I decided to give it a try so I began seeking out free options for starting one. If you are thinking of blogging but aren’t sure if it’s for you, don’t sink your money into web development. Here are some free options that you can use.

1. WordPress.com

Create a free website or easily build a blog on WordPress.com. Hundreds of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. Free hosting and support.

2. Blogger.com

Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.

3. Weebly.com

Named one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites, Weebly gives everyone a surprisingly easy way to create a unique site. Make a free website, blog or online store with ease.

4. Blog.com

Free blog hosting service in the perfect domain. Share your life’s stories, videos and photos! Smashing beautiful themes, a robust platform and friendly support.

 

Once you have your blog set up, now it’s time to start writing. You can use every day experiences to fuel your blog topics.

  • What have you learned recently?
  • What have you experienced recently that others should know?
  • What do you know that is important to share?

Jot down your ideas throughout the day and keep a running list of blog ideas. This will help you always have something to write about and to contribute to the online community.

Do you currently blog? What platform do you use? Have you thought about starting a blog but have been unsure about it? Leave your input in the comments!

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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of ChildrensMinistryBlog.com, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.

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  1. I have been blogging for a year now using WordPress. I just started out simple and now am trying to make changes with my blog. Adding more pages and more content. There is so much that my blog can do that I had no clue!
    I blog about my experiences in Children’s Ministry and write so that I can encourage other KidMin leaders out there. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing and also enjoy reading others blogs, like yours!

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