Free vs. paid blog

I am the proud owner of a shiny new domain name…

www.downwarddogdvm.com

…thanks to Leo, Mary and the people at A-list Blogging Bootcamp.  They were offering  newbies the chance to create a blog using the assistance of Arvind and his design team.  I went for it.

You might be asking, “How is it going to be any different than your original blog?”.

I have to pay for this one.

Using the free blog publishing tool from WordPress gave me a chance to get a feel for the whole thing.  It was pretty easy to navigate around the software.  A little trial and error on my part but overall a pretty intuitive design.  WordPress also let me track how many people would read what I am writing.  I’d like to think that what I am doing is pretty unique but the web is a very big place and I didn’t know how I would fit in.  My gratitude to the readers that have been following this blog so far!

Yesterday, I copied and pasted the old posts over into the new blog before I learned how to use the Import and Export functions in the administration area.  Feathered the nest, so to speak, and made the new blog look like home again.

“Yeah, but how is it different?”,  you may still be thinking.  From my understanding, if I am going to put all the effort into creating a blog, I should do it using a “host” (the computer geeks that give me a parking space for my blog) and a name that I rightfully own.  Should this blog grow and pick up more subscribers (please let me know who you are!), then I don’t need to worry about migrating to another web address later.

So, being a neophyte blogger, tell me what you think.  I have until July 8th to try it out for free and then I will have to start paying.

Should I use a free or paid blog?  What’s your experience?

What is it about this blog that would make you subscribe?

Head on over to the new blog by clicking on Downward Dog DVM and make your comments there.  Look forward to hearing from you!