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Norrins10 Aug 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

I had a gaming website https://www.freewebs.com/norrins that was hosted on freewebs which then became webs.com. At first it was good value for money and fairly easy to use. However, about 18 to 24 months ago, webs.com did a migration which caused I and several others to lose a lot of content from our webpages. Despite being a paid up subscriber and raising numerous support tickets I was never able to restore the missing content. The files are there, but the process to go through to restore them to the correct webpage was tortuous and as a result I refused to renew my subscription with webs.com.

As a result, I'm in limbo. I have a lot of my files saved locally so I can start again, but the question is where to start. Did a quick search and Wordpress and BlogSpot seem to have favourable reviews. Ideally I'm after a provider that will let me update from my phone and tablet in addition to my laptop, but is also user friendly!!!

Any recommendations at who else to look at?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

For Blogspot, it's effortless to set up, so I thought I'd try it to see if it was worth anything.

Sadly the ads are mostly Asian dating sites. That has to be based on what my viewers likes, right? I've never been to such a site in my life – even when I was prurient and the internet was new.

I was hoping to steer folks to something more high minded like books, or art.

For polls:

Yes
No
Thinking about it
Have done so in the past
No and I would never
I don't blog
This is ridiculous

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 8:07 a.m. PST

Stupid bug …

Norrins10 Aug 2018 8:09 a.m. PST

Well I didn't cross post to the Polls board, so can I blame the bug?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

Your peanut butter is in my chocolate – I didn't post to Websites for Wargames. Yet this is all inedible.

Pauls Bods10 Aug 2018 9:35 a.m. PST

Blogspot

Peanut butter in my Chocolate? A euphemism?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 9:53 a.m. PST

Heh I guess it's an American thing a long standing campaign for Reese's Peanut Butter cups where two idiots inadvertently gets their chocolate bar stuck in an open peanut butter jar. It's the happy accident that gave rise to the peanut butter cup. YouTube link

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 1:39 p.m. PST

Blogspot (Blogger)

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 2:08 p.m. PST

Blogspot's mobile app is horrible and essentially does not work. However, I like Blogspot. I've heard good things about Wordpress.

Giles the Zog11 Aug 2018 1:25 a.m. PST

I went with Wordpress as several of the scientists I know were using it.
Have had no problems setting up my blog at all.
Then went on to build a bigger website for my council.
It can cope with the cheap and cheerful domain names through to .com and .gov domain names.

Anton Ryzbak11 Aug 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

I have been using Blogger for most of a decade now, I have four blogs with them and have never had any problems. They let you host all your pictures right on the blog (no need for off-site linking). If you can use Word to build a document, you can use Blogger

Lost Wolf14 Aug 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

It's hard to beat the chocolate/peanut butter combo. Makes my stomach growl just thinking about it

MiniPatton15 Aug 2018 9:48 p.m. PST

Blogger is a good one.

Must Contain Minis18 Aug 2018 6:10 a.m. PST

I started on Blogspot / Blogger. It was great and you can't beat the price.

I moved to Wordpress later for personal reasons related to the account that I linked to Blogger. For anyone starting out, I would recommend Blogger (unless you have cash to burn).

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