Tips for Starting a Web Blog

MatthewA By MatthewA, 9th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Overall, starting a Web blog is not the same as a setting up a website. No publishing or HTML software is required to set up a blog. However, there are still a few tips worth noting when starting a web blog.

Tips for Starting a Web Blog

To begin with, let us first note that it is worth giving due consideration to a variety of blog hosts. Blog hosts such as Blogspot or Word Press are two that are free, and have reasonably good templates and options for blogs. However, there are some that provide even more extensive features and options, that may also include a registration fee. Review the features and options that blog hosts include. Overall, if you just need a basic blog then Word Press or Blogspot will be just fine.

Whichever host you choose to start a web blog with, when starting a blog you will need to title it. A suitable blog title should reflect the content.

Equally, you will need to select a blog template of some description for your blog. The blog host should provide a reasonable variety of blog templates to select from. Pick a suitable template from the selection, particularly one that may reflect the content in some way. For example, if the blog covers a particular football team then maybe a blog template with a color that matches the team kit.

When you are ready to submit content to the blog, you may also review some of the variable options included with a blog host. Blog options allow for further customisation of a blog and its overall design.

When you have reviewed the settings of the blog, you can then start to post to it. For a first blog post, try to include an introductory post for the blog. Although alternatively, you can and should also add an introductory passage to the top of the blog.

You should also note the sort of formatting options that are included for a blog post. Most blog hosts will have at least a few options for variable fonts and sizes, bold and italic text. Bold and italic can be added to give extra emphasis to particular sentences and lines included within a blog post.

When a post is complete, you can preview it. Do this, and then submit the first blog post if it is appropriate. With that, further blog posts can now be added.

Try and update your blog fairly regularly. Inactive blogs will seldom generate much interest. Blog posts generally should not be especially long.

Overall, the more you put into a web blog the more interest it will likely generate. These are just a few tips for starting a web blog. For further details and to find a blog host, this blog host listing and details may be handy.

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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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