There are two kinds of WordPress platforms that are available for your use:
- One that is completely free and remotely hosted – meaning that you can set up a blog without spending any money for anything related to your blog. This version is hosted by WordPress.com and you will usually have a domain that reads like this: www.yourdomainname.wordpress.com
- The second way you can use a WordPress blog is to host it yourself. This is the way that I recommend since it will give you complete control over how you use and set up your blog or site. For example, instead of the inclusion of wordpress as a part of your domain name, you will have the ability to use just the domain name you have selected: www.yourdomainname.com.