It is very easy, and cheap to set up a blog on blogger.com and connect it to a domain you purchase through Google Domains. This is a good way to set up a basic personal blog, and you don't have to pay for any web hosting since Blogger and Blogspot blogs are free. All you have to do is go to Blogger and set up your free blog the way you want it, then go to Google Domains to purchase your preferred domain, connect your domain to your blog on Blogger, and then just wait for the DNS migration of your domain to occur. DNS is what makes your .com connect and redirect to your blogger blog. Then you are off and running with a cheap domain connected to a free blog.
I initially bought liiinkz.com for this website for just $12 per year. I paid for two years up-front, and so $24 was all I invested in this website you are browsing now when I started this project. This website serves the exact purpose and service that I wanted this website to provide, which is to bring you information like this if you are looking for a way to set up a decent website on a budget. I didn't have to spend a fortune to acquire and set up a website with a custom domain for my content distribution here. I could have as I had a higher budget, but I'm glad I didn't. You don't have to be on a budget to want a cheap way to set up a website for basic blogging, especially if the majority of your content distribution is in text like mine is here.
Bear in mind that the Blogger service in regards to it's editing and publishing setup, plus blog themes have gotten a little dated in use and appearance. My blog here is a good example of that, but the blogs still work well with todays standards of web browsing and accessibility on the internet, and there are many ways you can customize the look of your blog.
Blogger used to be a very popular platform back in the day. It started in 1999. I have had many blogs hosted by Blogger, however I moved to wordpress.com in 2014, but in 2022, after wordpress.com screwed around with their plans, I decided to give Blogger another try, and I'm finding the service to be adequate for this website. It apparently is still a very popular blogging platform, but I think if more people started using it, and started purchasing more domains through Google Domains, the company might invest in improving Blogger's publishing ability and provide some updated blog themes in the future.
Just for kicks, this topic on Wordpress.com Forums can clue you in as to why I decided to hop back over to Blogger for this website - https://wordpress.com/forums/topic/is-the-personal-plan-no-longer-available/
Blogger does have a app, however when I checked reviews, it didn't seem like the app may work that well. I don't use the app. My preferred process for publishing content here at liiinkz.com is to write in Notepad (yes the basic Windows Notepad) first, save my information, and then copy/paste it to a blog post here on the website while on my laptop. It for me is a very simple process. I like simple, and again, I don't pay a fortune for it. Good luck if you choose Blogger and Google Domains to set up your first or next website.
A tip: You don't have to (if you don't want to) purchase a custom domain. You can just use a free blogspot url on a free Blogspot blog, and never pay a thing to Google to maintain your blog.
Blogger - https://www.blogger.com
Google Domains - https://domains.google.com
Google Support Search "integrate with blogger" - https://support.google.com/domains/search?q=link+to+blogger
Google Support Integrate With Blogger - https://support.google.com/domains/answer/6069231?hl=en&authuser=0#zippy=%2Cconnect-a-blog-to-your-domain
Google Domains Help - https://support.google.com/domains
David Utke - Blogger Tutorial: Start a blog with Google's FREE Blogging Platform - This guy on YouTube can give you all the information and instructions you need to set up a blogger blog with a custom domain. This was the video I watched to set up this website - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmcTXhvwphU
Blogger History - https://www.google.com/search?q=blogger+history
How Many People Use Blogger - https://www.google.com/search?q=how+many+people+use+blogger
Can I Upload A PDF To Blogger - https://www.google.com/search?q=can+i+upload+a+pdf+to+blogger
How To Post A PDF File On Blogger - https://itstillworks.com/post-pdf-file-blogger-8333820.html
Where To Set Up A Free Blog - https://www.google.com/search?q=where+to+set+up+a+free+blog
10 Best Free Blogging Sites to Build Your Blog for Free in 2023: Tested, Compared and Reviewed - https://themeisle.com/blog/best-free-blogging-sites/
Pros And Cons Of Blogger - https://www.google.com/search?q=pros+and+cons+of+blogger
Read More Break On Blogger - https://www.google.com/search?q=read+more+break+on+blogger
How To Add A Read More Button To Posts On Blogger - https://support.pipdig.co/articles/blogger-how-to-add-a-read-more-button-to-posts/
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