If you are new to blogging or have heard all the buzz about blogging and want to know more about blogging then sit back and relax and read this blog post which will cover all your blogging queries.
What’s a blog anyway?
A weblog, also known as Blog for short is a type of a website. Blogs are not like a static website, as blogs tend to be updated more often than a traditional static website. A blog page consists of a blog post and author name. You are reading a blog page right at this moment. Blogs also allows readers to comment on the post and share their views and opinions on some blog. Some blog owners are more snooty about it and don’t allow comments.
All the above factors work as a unit to make blogs the most famous and popular form of a website and online community building. If you are keen to start your own blog, here’s how to get started:
First, decide the main topic of your blog. It can be anything you want it to be really, like if you want to keep a diary of your daily life for your friends and family, or you can write about your favorite team/sport. Blogs are a great way to get started publishing content on the web. You can share and discuss you interests with others and visitors will even comment on your blog if they are moved by your writing style.
Once you are done with selecting your topic, you will need a blog software program. The good news is, there are several popular programs and blog services which are free.
Several blogging services are based online such as blogger.com and Word Press. You can visit these type of sites and register with them. They will even give you free web space and other goodies to get started with your personal blog.
If you are really serious about blogging, then you may consider a personal domain name for your blog. If that’s so, you will have to install server side blog software. They are also free and many webhosts have these kind of blog softwares which comes with an automatic installer called Fantastico. It will make the installation process very easy.
Server side blog software is easy to find and WordPress and B2Evolution are probably the most famous and regularly used blogging platforms. Doing a search for any of these will get you the free downloads if they aren’t available through your webhost. You will have to install the software manually. It’s very easy to install and you just have to read the instructions.
Blogs are very useful for building different types of websites such as corporate sites for keeping employees and customers up-to-date with company news. Sites with topics such as travel, health, personal diaries and others can be easily managed via blogs. The ease of posting and editing your blog posts makes blog software even more useful for novice webmasters. If you want to learn more about getting going with blogs let us know!