There Is A Learning Curve
The cool thing about blogging is anyone can do it! The barriers to entry are really low. Whether you are considering self-hosting or using free blogging platforms like WordPress.com, Tumblr or Blogger.com – it can be done. However, understand the learning curve for platforms like WordPress.com will be much lower since everything is already organized – you just have to choose a theme.
Self-hosting platform like WordPress.org on another hand has a higher learning curve since you have to do a lot more to setup up your blog, manage the cpanel and maintain the database. However, whether it’s self-hosting platform like WordPress.org or free platform like WordPress.com there are a lot of resources online you can use to create a blog – it just takes the willingness to learn, patience, discipline and trial, and error.