First, thanks so much for asking, and thanks too to @BobbySkadow and
@wwillia for offering their responses.
I don’t disagree with @BobbySkadow and @wwillia on the Foliotek
reason, but here is a somewhat more general response reason to set up
Most people who read blogs read them for one thing. If you were Oprah,
you could probably get away with blogging about food and crafting and
relationships. If you expected only your friends to read it, then one
blog would be enough. If you want to go forward as if you might
attract an audience, you should have a separate blog for each narrowly
Here’s what I would recommend to you. Go to
https://reclaimhosting.com/shared-hosting/ and spend the price of a
couple pizzas ($25/year) for a yourname.com domain name (or maybe you
are more clever and will get some other name).
Set up a separate Wordpress blog on each of something like
food.yourname.com, education.yourname.com, and crafts.yourname.com
(again, you might be more creative with the subdomain names). You
might then also have yet another wordpress on yourname.com (and
www.yourname.com) that is not a blog, but uses Wordpress pages
(remember pages vs posts?) that is your portfolio of your
education/professional work (probably including links to your other
blogs). You can configure Wordpress to have a particular page you
created show up as the main page (look for “static” something) rather
than a list of posts.
While you’re at it, decide on some email address (e.g.,
email@example.com) and forward it to gmail (you can configure gmail to
send mail with that name in the from line). You’ll then not have to
change email addresses when gmail becomes the next AOL, or Yahoo, if
you don’t remember AOL.
Or, just create a separate wordpress or blogger blog for each thing
you want to blog about.