It’s been quite some time since I started my first ever blog, and there have been many of them since my first. I’ve written about so many different things you wouldn’t believe it. Everyday topics like politics, and not so common topics like the Little Tikes kitchen. Men’s interests like sports, and women’s interests like the Kate Spade handbag.

At first, I was a little lost for ideas as far as which blogging platform to go with. I must have tried fifteen different services when all was said and done. The most important thing to me was that I had something that wasn’t too difficult to work with.

Having said that, I’d like to share my three favorite blogging services with you at the moment. Keep in mind that all of these can be used for free, though purchasing some add-ons could always enhance your blog if you wanted to.

1. Blogger. Google’s blogging service is a great one, and it couldn’t be easier to set up a blog through this. It’s free, it’s intuitive, and you’re sure to get indexed pretty quickly because of the company behind it all.

If you want something a bit more sophisticated in terms of giving your blog a custom look and feel, then I’d go with Wordpress. There are literally thousands of templates and themes, not to mention the great plugins that automate so many tasks that’d normally require some pretty heavy programming.

If you’re into the idea of expanding the offerings of your blog with many nice, fun widgets, Wordpress can be a great way for you to go. It’s free to set up, and there are thousands of widgets that you can add to your blog at no cost.

The last one I’ll mention is a more recent addition to the blogosphere, and it’s called Posterous. This is a great service that allows you to post to your own blog without ever having to set it up. As long as you email them your post, they’ll have it up automatically for you in less than a minute.

The same can be done for pictures and videos too, making it very, very convenient.

Read more work by this author at the Little Tikes kitchen blog.

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