How to Start a Blog

MatthewA By MatthewA, 20th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This article includes a brief guide for starting blogs.

How to Start a Blog

Blogs are Web journals on various subjects of preference. Blogging can be more of a hobby, or business related in some way. To start a blog is straight forward and requires just a few things really.

To begin, you will need a blog provider. These blog providers, such as Blogspot or Wordpress, host the blog and have a variety of templates and other options for blogs. Overall, there are a variety of blog providers. They can be either free or fee-based, with variable options and features included. It is recommended that you perhaps consider a free provider for a first blog, unless you feel that you really require certain features that are not included with free provider.

With a suitable blog provider, registration will then be required. This will likely include a user name and password for login, as well as e-mail which could be used for a user name. Submit these to register with them.

After registering you can begin the blog! This will include adding a blog title, and then most providers will have a variety of blog templates for selection. Select a suitable blog template for the blog, and then further options can be configured with them.

When you have completed setting up the blog, review the various blog options and settings available with the provider. You may amend available options and settings appropriately. For example, you might want to turn comments off or configure the template.

Then you can consider drafting a first blog entry. This will be as a draft which can then be saved and further edited as required. Consider beginning a blog with a more introductory post. A relatively short but pertinent introduction would be appropriate.

Also consider the blog post's text formatting options. Most likely font selections and size will be included along with bold, italic and underline. These can be added in a post. For example, underline is good for sub-headings.

When a first blog entry is complete, it can then be submitted to the blog. Do this, and the blog is now complete and further posts can be made to it.

It is also worth noting that a blog can always be modified later. That is to say, that further alterations be made to the template, design and even posts submitted to the blog.

So overall, beginning a blog requires registering with a suitable blog provider. Then you can set up the blog with a suitable template and title, before submitting the opening post to the blog.

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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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