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How to Start a Blog For Personal Or Business Use

Aug 11, 2008
Many people may be a little intimidated when it comes to determining if they want to start a blog or not. There are several factors that have made blogging a bit more of an involved process and it can seem like a complicated process for individuals who have never blogged before or who have not had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time online.

There are a few things that you should know when it comes to starting a blog that will make it significantly easier for you to be able to put your blog together. The first thing you want to look at is the theme of the blog. This is the purpose. Are you doing the blog for business purposes or are you doing it as a way to keep friends and family up to date on what is going on in your life.

Once you have decided what you want your blog for you are going to want to consider where to place your blog. There are plenty of free sites so you do not have to worry about hosting your blog. The only time this is important is if you are doing business with your blog. If that is the case then you are going to want to host the blog. This is what usually costs money. However, you may be able to get it for a small fee.

Once you have decided where you are going to post your blog you are going to want to determine the layout. If you know html you can code the blog yourself however it is usually easier to just pick from one of the ready made templates. There are thousands on the web to choose from so you do not have to feel that you are trapped into a small set of designs.

Once you have picked your layout simply set up your first post and post. You may want to learn how to place embedding links and regular links as well as pictures if you want to include these in your blog. This is all that it takes to set up a blog and to get started.

Of course if you want you can easily begin learning how to blog by posting simple posts and then as you gain experience you can begin to most more complicated and multimedia based blogs. You are also going to want to set the tone of your blog. Whether it is for personal or business purpose people like to see uniformity in posts.

Not always posts of the same length though you should consider keeping your posts as concise as possible in order to increase readability you also have to consider the formatting of each of the posts that you are making. Are you going to use sub heading and bullet points or straight text and how long your paragraphs are going to be as well as font type and size are also minor consideration points when putting together the formatting
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