When it comes to blogging, WordPress is the first choice of any blogger. However people new to blogging often gets confused b/w WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
WordPress.org is an Open Source Content Management Script compatible on every server. It started in 2003 and since then it has 9700000 active installation.
WordPress.com is a commercial service — run by the folks at Automattic — which lets anyone create a blog for free.
Now lets us review them.
Going with the open source version offers more control over your website, but it also requires registering a domain, getting hosting provider, and installing WordPress. Buying a domain is fairly affordable and will run you just $10. Shared hosting is also not too expensive with some companies offering plans for just $5 a month. Getting through the entire process is not necessarily difficult, but it is tough for those who are not too technologically adept. Users also need to ensure their copy of WordPress is always on the latest versions to minimise any security vulnerabilities. The benefits of managing WordPress on your own include the free to customize anything and have access to tons of plugins. For those wondering, Skatter Tech runs on this platform.
Creating a blog on WordPress.com is as easy as making a new email address. You just need to provide some contact information and select a URL for your domain (e.g. myblog.wordpress.com). Picking a theme from a large selection and having everything ready to publish your first blog post should only take a few minutes. There are no complications you need to deal with. Those who want a custom domain, extra storage space, remove ads, or other features can pay for those add-ons. It is a pretty darn good deal considering you do not need to pay a penny for the basics.