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What is he best place to do blogging with possible income from ads

Hi I am new to blogging and creating sites.
I am looking for free or any reasonable paid ones.
What I want is to have a sort of a bloghong page where I can post entries. What I found with Google blogging wasthat they archive automatically and you donet have much control over if you really want all contant to stay.
The other thing I looked at was google sites. That looks ok.
I am also looking at the possibility of earning but dont want a chunk of that gone to my site providers - think google sites do that ?

Can someone point me in the right direction/s

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloperCommented:
Most blog's will work the same way was far as archiving but that is ok.  It makes it easier for your readers and you can have the content archived by both date and keywords. It is not really "archived" just inside  of other links.   Google Apps does have a free version and you can have more control of how the content is displayed but you may just find that "archiving" is actually good.    

Your other option is to use a hosting service where you will pay between $5 and $30 per month and can install an open source cms/blog like wordpress.   You will find with more "control" comes a steeper learning curve.  

As far as making money with adwords, it takes time to build up your traffic.  You need to at least get several thousand unique viewers to your site every month to start seeing any type of income from the ads and really 10,000's to get your monthly minimum of $100.
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indikadAuthor Commented:
Hi padas,

Thanks for this.
Can I ask for a clarification ?
I already have a domain name and my web space - just that I have not implemented any web content there.
Do services like wordpress allow you to use them to upload blogs and sites using them ?
I am looking for a quick and a lasting solution for my blogging and site needs.

I am after something that allows me to update my site frequently - like blogs allow - and also let visitors leave comments.
I know blogs do this - but  - the archiving is the irk! I mean I want all my contents to be easily accessible without visitors having to go through the archives - as most archives list them by date - and unless someone visits the archive he will not know what's in there.

Thanks.

 
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloperCommented:
Wordpress started off as a blogging tool and not many people use it as a website.  You will install worpress on your website and then begin adding pages online.   If you you have used blogger in the past, did ou try using tags?  See as an example http://googleblog.blogspot.com.  There is an archive but also labels.   You really want to avoid having all of your content on one page.  You can have a post in multiple tags.   It will be the tags that make it easy for your viewers to quickly find something.   As far as the archive goes, if your current content is of interest, people will go through your older stuff (and via the tags).

Just know that you get more freedom to do what you want then blogger but the learning curve is steeper. http://wordpress.org.  They claim a 5 minute set up but when you add up the time you actually start until you have everything tweaked the way you like and are comfortable using it will be much longer.  

fyi, you can point your domain name to your blogger account.    Take a quick look at this info on using categories in  blogger..  If your only reason for not using blogger was the archive, maybe making better use of what is available will be quicker for you.  

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indikadAuthor Commented:
I will spend some time on your links and see I think at thisstage it waarants that I give you points. I still have questions but if your links and my studies dont provide them I will open a new question.

Thanks.
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indikadAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloperCommented:
Correction:"Wordpress started off as a blogging tool and not many people use it as a website"  should be NOW many people use it as a website.
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