So why is it you don't have a blog yet?
> Long set-up?
> Can't see the benefit?
> Fear you might get repetitive?
Well now you can conquer all those issues and get your word out there, for a low cost, at a great quality and without having to rely on other people or a blog company where your blog just fades out of sight.
What do I need and what will it cost me?
You'd be amazed at how cheap it can be to get really nicely stuck into blogging, with your own domain name i.e. Lifelong-newbie.com or whatever, and a good hosting package.
> Domain name: This is how people will find your blog, a domain name is the address in the bar at the top of your browser e.g. http://'''www.instructables.com'''. You can get some really nice deals on domains at GoDaddy at the moment, there selling .com .net .org .us and more for less than 10 bucks a domain, and that sets you up for the whole year, and will include a big bag of extras for your domain courtesy of GoDaddy
> Hosting: Find a web host that gives good rates and is well reviewed. Be wary of hosts that offer unlimited services, as they may be overselling there servers.