How To Set Up Your Own Blog
How To Set Up Your Own Blog
Blogging is big news out there on the net. Here's how to set up your own blog! Whether it's BlogSpot, wordpress or any other blog VideoJug has all the answers to setting up a a successful blog.
Step 1: Think about your blog
To publish a blog on the internet, you need blogging software to design and write your blog page, and somewhere to host your page online. A basic, free blog program that also hosts your blog for no cost will have less design tools and storage space than a paid for package, which can charge up to £10 a month. Look at other people's blogs to see what features are available, and build up an idea of what you'd like your blog to look like.
Step 2: Choosing a blog package
If you just want to publish a basic diary or journal by yourself, then using a free, internet based blog site like blogger.com or livejournal.com will be fine. You will be limited in your publishing options, such as including photos and video, and will have a small range of page design templates to choose from. There are also some basic blog features within online community sites such as myspace.
If you want to publish a multimedia blog that includes photos, audio and video, subscribing to a blogging program that also gives you plenty of storage space to host everything. Sites such as typepad.com and squarespace.com offer more design choice for your blog and the chance to create multiple blogs on the same web address.
Step 3: Setting up your blog
In this example, we are creating a blog using the basic and free blogger.com. Click on the create blog now button. Fill in the personal details page, and then click continue. The next page asks you to choose a title and web address for your blog. Your web address will need to be unique, so be prepared with a few options for if someone has already used your first choice. Click continue. You will be offered a choice of templates for your blog page. Choose whichever jumps out at you, as you can always change your choice of template later. Click continue. You have now created your blog, click on start posting to publish your first blog entry.
Step 4: Posting an entry
A blog entry reads on the page like a newspaper article, with a headline and then a body of text underneath. Write a title into the title box, and then write your blog in the text box below. You can edit the formatting of the text using the text box toolbar, much like an e-mail. Before you publish your entry, type in a few keywords describing the content of your blog into the labels box, helping potential readers to find your blog through an internet search. Once you are happy with your blog, click on publish.
Step 5: View your blog
Click on the view blog link to see your newly published blog on the internet. You will also be able to find your blog through blog search engines, like Google Blog and Blogger Search