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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What Blog?

What blog? Blogs are personal, online equivalents of a journal, diary, bulletin board, column or forum. A contraction of the term "web log," a blog is a web-based running commentary. It usually has a single entry, on which readers can comment. People blog about politics, technology, sports, media and religion. Learn how to join the world of bloggers by creating one of your own.

Step by step

  1. Step1

    Get started by choosing a site that hosts blogs, often free of charge., Typepad and LiveJournal are just a few places to get acquainted with.

  2. Step2

    Buy blogging software if you'd like a more involved blog, or would like to learn more. The software isn't necessary to get your blog started, but it can be an added element down the line.

  3. Step3

    Consider registering a domain name that redirects others to the URL of your blog page. You may get more visitors this way.

  4. Step4

    Start writing. A blog can be a great way to share your opinions and tell stories. The more frequently you write, the more visitors you'll tend to receive. Some bloggers try to write daily if possible.

  5. Step5

    Remember that a blog is made public. Never share anything that is too personal or you risk having regrets.

  6. Step6

    Add graphics, animation, polls and other features as you become more acquainted with the world of blogging.