Beginners Guide to Blogging

MatthewA By MatthewA, 3rd Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Web Blogs are those pages on the Web that have popped up, whereby the user posts and updates blog entries on chosen material, with comments received. They are regarded as on-line journals.

Beginners Guide to Blogging

There are a variety of web blog providers now available, to give users the chance to do a blog. You will need to register with one to begin. Some are commercial, while many are actually free providers. The free providers may provide fewer options, but for a first blog they are recommended and will provide a range of templates and maybe even add schemes. Blogspot, is a free provider that has teamed up with Google.

Once you have decided on your blog provider, and registered, then you can start the blog! Blogs can be personal blogs, or related to more specific themes like a sport or hobby. Some provide coverage of sports events. At the end of the day, if you want to receive some traffic then the content will need to be fairly interesting.

Use your blog provider, and go through the steps provided by them to start it. You will need to select a blog template. This is most important, as it will be the overall blog display. Choose a good one that suits the blog.

Hereafter, there will likely be a few customizable options you should consider tweaking. If want traffic, then make it public, if not then you should select the appropriate options. You can either turn the comments away.

Making that first blog entry, it is best to be introductory. A welcome note is a good start and then discusses the blog itself. From here, with that first entry, you can start to update and add further content.

Do not make overly long blog entries. They should be fairly short and sharp, certainly not over 1000 word entries. Indeed, a few hundred words is usually the standard. Short blog entries, are more welcome than long.

Try making use of multimedia in your blog content also, as this will enhance it. Text dominated blogs can be a little dull. Use of video, or at least images, is fine.

Remember, that you will not likely receive much traffic if you do not update the blog fairly often. An inactive blog is not much good, so this is an important point.

Equally, if you get a few comments, then respond to them. Appropriate blog feedback, is something to acknowledge.

If want to add some adds, then it is best to make use of add schemes provided by blogs like Blogspot. Register with it, as an additional option. Remember, however, that these will not reap a harvest without traffic.

Overall, further to what has been said, the blog provider will likely have a user guide to help assist with your blogging. Make use of this, to assist you further. Now, you should be able to get blogging!

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Blogs, Web Blogs, Wordpress

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author avatar MatthewA
Matthew is the author of the book Battles of the Pacific War 1941 - 1945. You can find further details at http://battlesofthepacificwar.blogspot.co.uk/.

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