Monday, February 18, 2008

How to Create a Simple Blog

Blogs are specifically designed so that users can publish online with out any technical expertise. Anyone with an interest can create a blog. While original content is typically preferred, in reality one doesn't even need to be a writer to create a blog. One can use other blogger's articles within there own blog. As long as you link to the original article this practice is welcome as it helps promote the writer's article and blog. If you are new to blogs I recommend using to set up your blog. It's free and it's easy, and there's no commitment, which makes it worthwhile to least give blogging a try. All you need is an email address...

1. Go to and create an account. This simply consists of entering an email address and picking a password. You'll be sent a confirmation email, then you're set to go.

2. Pick a name and address for your blog. will let you know what names/addresses are available.

3. Choose a template. You'll be given several options for what your blog can look like. This can be modified or changed at any time.

4. Post a message. A simple welcome message will work.

That's it you have a functional blog that you can post to routinely. You can go under the layout tab and change and change page elements, or colors. You can provide more details about yourself under 'edit profile'. While there are a number of ways one can customize a blog that's completely optional. Simple blogs can be just as engaging and effective as highly customized blogs.

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