On demand by my student, who is not computer literate mostly feel difficulties to create a blog’s account no matter is wordpress.com or blogger.com, to create a blog at wordpress.com, you will entitle to get a free blog with a sub domain, such as http://yourname.wordpress.com
Since it is free, sure there are some cons over here, let me share my opinion on what is the pros and cons with using wordpress.com:
At free blog platform service, u will get a unlimited bandwidth, for self hosted blog, usually bandwidth will be a problem when your website have huge traffic of visitor. Other then this, if you are lucky enough, your website will be hosted at a stable server, fast and without much downtime. So far never heard before there are downtime for wordpress.com and blogger.com server because they do have a strong server redundancy system. Also, you not require to worry on your data, due to the the redundancy system, data center also will do daily backup, but recommended to do backup on your self too.
Due to a lot of sub domain hosted in the same server, if you unlucky, hosted with a lot of high traffic user, your server might have slow loading problem. Secondly, the URL you own is just a sub domain, which consider the 2nd level domain name. Ownership of the URL are not belong to you. If you against the rules, wordpress.com have the right to take ways from you. Lastly, a lot of advertiser not accept free blogging platform’s blog to write review for them, if you are a blogger who plan to make money online, this will be a huge disadvantage for you!
After get know the prons and cons for wordpress.com, if you are a serious user who plan to get your own domain and hosted your own blog sooner in the future, I will recommended you using wordpress.com 1st. Here come Step by Step to create a blog at WordPress.com:
Step 1: Access wordpress.com and click on “sign up now”
Step 2: Fill up your username, password and email address.
Step 3: If the username already exist or taken by other people, you have to find another username (one of the disadvantage too)
Step 4: Once you choose a unique user name, proceed to enter your “blog title” and hit “sign up”
Step 5: Over here, you require to check your email for activation link.
Step 6: Login to your email, the sender will be “wordpress.com” and the topic are ” activate username.wordpress.com”
Step 7: Click on the link in the email for activation.
Step 8: Once you click the link, it will show your account is now activate!
Step 9: At the moment, you can access the URL you register “http://username.wordpress.com”, for example, mine, I put http://bloggerworkshop.wordpress.com”, you will see your blog is already created.
Step 10: Now you require to access the back end, just put “wp-admin” at the end of the URL, such as http://bloggerworkshop.wordpress.com/wp-admin the login page will coming out
Step 11: Key in the username and password, and hit “login in“