So you are new at blogging. Welcomeâ€"take a comfy seat and be prepared to be entertained. You will find that blogging is taking over the Internet. There is not a site out there now that does not have some sort of blog. You can read blogs that are dry and boring and some that will have you laughing out loud. Old people, young people and all sorts of people in between, blog. Now it has caught your attention and you want to find out more. Here are some helpful blogging hints for all blogging newbies.
Who: Who can blog? Anyone can blog! After all, blogging is really just a way to journal or keep a diary online. Some people choose to keep their thoughts secret and some people want to share their innermost thoughts to the world. You can ready blogs by business people, stay at home moms, teenagers (ever heard of myspace?) and grandmas and grandpas. Blogging is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family and once you start blogging, you will be hooked.
Where: Where can you blog? On the Internet! There are many websites that host blogging. Some are free and some will cost you a few bucks a month. If you are not sure that you will love blogging, try one of the free sites. Most of the free sites offer a very basic package, such as a small storage space and limited picture capabilities. The blog hosting sites that cost will give you more. You will be able to add a hit counter, comment section, email, links and more. One good tip to find a blog site that will work for you is to read a wide variety of blogs and take note on which sites are user friendly and have features you like. Try it out and explore, then you can find out where you want to settle down and blog.
When: When do you blog? Whenever you want! That is the greatest thing about the Internet. It is like a 24 hour city-you can shop, chat and blog whenever you get the urge. You can blog in your pajamas if you want and no one will ever know the difference. The important thing is to find a time that is good for you and commit the time to blog each day. When you do that, you will find that you will build a loyal readership.
Why: Why do people blog? People blog for different reasons. Some people blog because they are business owners and want to attract potential customers and clients to their websites. For others, blogging is highly personal. They want an outlet that will help them record their thoughts and feelings. Some people use blogging as a â€œshout outâ€ to their faraway friends and family. Blogging is a perfect way to keep in touch with those that you do not see that often. You can record what you are up to or what the kids are doing. Your friends and family will love reading your updates when they have time.
How: Starting a blog is easy. The first step is to find a blog host online. There are lots of them. As mentioned before, some will cost and some will not. Find the one that works the best for you. You might want to start out on a free one and then when you make the commitment of keeping up with it, and then you can try one that will cost. The blog hosting site will want you to sign up. You will usually need to answer a series of questions and give your profile information and set up a user name and password. Most blog sites will then give you the option of whether or not you want to share your blog with the public. You can choose to keep your blog private, semi-private (where you can set up a password for invited guest, such as family and friends) or public. If you have a public blog, expect almost anyone to find your site. You will need to be careful and stay safe. Never give out too personal information, such as your phone number and address on your blog. Then you can start keeping up with your blog each day.
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