Blogging For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer Tech)) by Brad Hill

By Brad Hill

As a way to supply your self an internet presence with out spending loads of time or funds, a weblog is your resolution and this is often your advisor. Blogs (Web logs) are brief, diary-like entries on an internet site that has a chronological, magazine layout. enjoyable or informative, yet no longer formal, blogs are effortless to establish, keep, and replace. you could percentage your own, stream-of-consciousness musings or your services on any topic starting from your loved ones holiday to international peace. This consultant is helping newbies (even technophobes) start quickly, with the basic information on: the weather of blogs, resembling entries, sidebars, different types, reviews, and index pages the differing kinds of website hosting prone, from unfastened to expense and from “turn key” prone which are easy-to-use to DIY courses  info on well known, loose “social group” hosted net prone which are excellent for informal bloggers—MSN areas and Yahoo! 360 the inside track on Blogger, a well-liked unfastened hosted provider that has a few neighborhood instruments just like the social networks, yet is largely blog-intensive DIY running a blog, overlaying 3 of the main strong and versatile web publication programs—Movable sort, WordPress, and Radio Userland Hooking into RSS feeds to distribute your weblog entries past your web site settling on a newsreader how you can increase the visibility of your weblog and make cash from running a blog whole with step by step directions and many reveal pictures, this consultant walks you thru every little thing from developing your web publication and posting your first access to including photographs, audio, and extra. It contains the URLs of plenty of pattern websites to work out to offer you a concept of weblog percentages. as well as the basic how-to, it fills you in on: The blogosphere, web publication tradition and etiquette, snarks, macrologues, and extra Moblogs that allow you to put up entries remotely utilizing your transportable computing device, PDA, or cellphone paying for a website via a registrar corresponding to community suggestions, Register.com, or move Daddy MP3 blogs, vlogs (videoblogs), photoblogging, audioblogging, podcasting, and extra you recognize you will have whatever to claim, even if it’s heavy stuff or simply your suggestion for the day. Make your critiques identified. Get your photographs proven. With running a blog For Dummies, you’ll quickly be running a blog with the easiest of ‘em.

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Why not recommend them and be done with it? When will I stop asking questions? Social networks are primarily about socializing and secondarily about blogging. The blogs included in these services tend to be merely one of many devices used to connect personally with friends and make new friends. You can make the blog the centerpiece of your social network presence, but if you’re more interested in blogging than in sharing photos and chatting, a pure-blog service might be more appropriate. To be specific, social networks sometimes lack standard blogging features found on more serious Weblog platforms, such as entry categories and configurable archives.

Chapter 2: Blogging Options Technical sorts who are accustomed to installing programs across computers think nothing of setting up blog software. And there is definitely satisfaction in mastering the hardships and driving that SUV down the blogging highway. I created my first blog in Greymatter, which presented a thorny installation and setup challenge to my feebly technical brain. ) I poured hours into mastering a basic understand of server databases and hand-coding design templates (see Figure 2-5).

A more specific understanding of that software (how it works and what forms it takes) awaits in the next section of this chapter. Here in this section, I want to discuss the practical definition of a Weblog. How do people use a blog? This is where you find a definition of blogs and blogging that you can talk about with friends or at a party, without appearing geekish. Of course, if you are a geek, there’s nothing wrong with appearing so. Chapter 1: Understanding Blogging at Last Figure 1-2: Composing a blog entry is no more difficult than writing an e-mail.

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