Today, I am likely to recommend using a weblog site if someone were to ask me what to use to setup their own website with minimal fuss and no HTML programming. Many websites today, though not strictly a blog site, follow the format of a weblog with fixed links along the side, and a regular changing content on the home page.
The best blog software, in my opinion, will offer the ability to create pages off the home page. WordPress.com is such a site. It supports categories, uploading files and pictures, and RSS feeds for each category. If you’re happy with a basic layout and content is more important to you, then I highly recommend WordPress.com as a way to have your own web site or weblog.
- Easy to add new announcements. Blogs work like a diary, you post new entries and they appear in reverse cronilogical order. New items at the top lower items pushed down. After a while items drop off the main page and are archived. You can get to the archives from the home page. Adding a new entry is similar to typing up a new email. You have some basic control over type font.
- You can access your site from any browser by going to www.wordpress.com and logging in.
- Supports adding images into your post.
- Supports pages that don’t appear on your homepage. You can link to these pages from your home page.
- You can associate a category for each post and view all items for a particular category.
- Your site is searchable
- Anyone can "subscribe" to your website using an RSS reader which means they get notified when new items appear. They don’t have to keep checking back for announcements.