Take a look at this inspiring video to learn a little more about what Joel calls ‘blogging with training wheels’… Joel Comm who is a social media expert was speaking at James Malinchak’s Speaker Bootcamp about blogging. He explains that the easiest way to for a beginner to learn how to blog is to set up a free site on Blogger.com you can sign up in a matter of minutes and post your first article. He says it does not matter what the topic is about the important thing is to just get it started, become familiar with blogging and get used to creating content and posting to your blog regularly.
Joel also mentions that this initial blog site can be used to earn a little money by putting Adsense ads on your site. Google owns Blogger and they put a little tab in there that says “Make Money With Your Blog” which you will see once you have posted your first article and when you click that link you are taken to Adsense where you can start an account. Incidentally once you have got your Adsence account you can use it on any site that you make thereafter.
Working with the Blogger.com site is, as Joel calls it, ‘blogging with training wheels’… meaning that using this site is a fine training ground for you, but it is not where you will want to stay, so after working through this ‘training’ phase Joel recommends moving forward and register your own domain name.