I came across this post today by Lara Kulpa of Ginkgo Consulting, and it very nicely elucidates some reasons I steer my clients away from using free hosted blogging services (wordpress.com and blogger.com) in favor of their own hosted domain name blog.

Read the whole post for the juicy details, but here is the quick summary:

Okay, so now that that’s cleared up, let’s move on to all the reasons why free hosted blogs suck.

  1. As I said previously, lack of freedom. Lack of control. 
  2. They’re simply NOT search engine friendly. 
  3. Limited income opportunities, if any.
  4. Credibility.

Read it online: Why Free Hosted Blogs Suck