Can’t start a blog

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  • #393880

    imneditor2
    Member

    Hi.
    I just joined WordPress.com on Saturday, 8/22/2009, in part because WordPress came highly recommended and in part because WordPress’s promo info said it was easy to “start a blog faster than you can read this sentence.” I managed to create an account and log in, but when it came time to create a blog, I could find nothing anywhere about how to create a blog.
    So then I went to the WordPress faq page, where it gave instructions on how to create a blog. But when I went back to the area where I was logged in, none of the choices that the WordPress site said to choose, on both the left and right of the screen, were visible. I figured it was maybe a technical problem, so I figured I’d give it a day, but I just logged in and I still can’t see those options — there’s still nothing showing up anywhere that gives me an option for creating blogs, not even one.
    I also sent an e-mail to WordPress support, which is supposed to be available 24/7. It’s now been nearly 24 hours since I sent that e-mail, and I’ve yet to receive a reply.
    Anyone have any suggestions? WordPress looks like a pretty flexible blogging program, but it doesn’t do me much good if I can’t create any blogs.

    #393988

    sambauers
    Member

    You did not specify a blog address or reason for posting when you created this topic.

    This support forum is for WordPress.com hosted blogs only. If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog you need to seek help at the WordPress.org forums, not here.

    If you don’t understand the difference, you may find this information helpful.

    #393990

    tellyworth
    Staff
    #393997

    this happened to me too! can anyone offer advice? i have a wordpress.com hosted blog. when i try to sign up with my username it says the blog is taken (i know, by me!) but when i try to modify anything on that starter blog, none of the tools shown on the support page are there. so somehow i managed to start this blog that exists but doesnt register on my user homepage. please help.

    #393998

    raincoaster
    Member

    We cannot help you without a link to your blog, starting with http.

    #394273

    petereddy
    Member

    This is happening to me on the hosted service as well. How can we provide a URL for our blogs if we can’t create them in the first place?

    When I signed up I didn’t choose “just gimme a blog” because I wanted to read about how one uses WordPress first. I assumed it would be possible to create a blog when I was ready.

    The link tellyworth provided seems to work, but why is there no option to create a blog on the “My Blogs” page?

    #394274

    There is on the my blogs page at lower right.

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