Create Your First Blog
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If you are new to the word "Blog", then your are viewing the right page.

First question come in mind may be "What is Blog ?" .... isn't it ?

  • A web page that presents short journal entries in chronological order, newest first, is typically referred to as a "blog" or "weblog." ... BouTell
  • A blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media ... Wikipedia
  • A blog (short for weblog) is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs are defined by their format: a series of entries posted to a single page in reverse-chronological order. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or reflect the purpose of the Web site that hosts the blog. Topics sometimes include brief philosophical musings, commentary on Internet and other social issues, and links to other sites the author favors, especially those that support a point being made on a post ... SearchVB
  • A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog.
  • Blog is short for weblog. A weblog is a journal (or newsletter) that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or the Web site.
  • Short for "Web Log," this term refers to a list of journal entries posted on a Web page. Anybody who knows how to create and publish a Web page can publish their own blog. Some Web hosts have made it even easier by creating an interface where users can simply type a text entry and hit "publish" to publish their blog. Because of the simplicity of creating a blog, many people (often young kids and adults) have found a new presence on the Web ... dsl-experts
  • A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links. A blog is often a mixture of what is happening in a person's life and what is happening on the Web, a kind of hybrid diary/guide site, although there are as many unique types of blogs as there are people. People maintained blogs long before the term was coined, but the trend gained momentum with the introduction of automated published systems, most notably Blogger at blogger.com ... baclass

Hope, now you may have some idea about what is Blog. Don't worry, it will more clear once you read this page. In a simple word, Blog is an online journal where the creator, called Blogger, places his favourite topics to share it with others. Viewer can provide their comments. There may ne N numbers of reason to create a blog. One of the reason that i am going to explore is to earn money.



How to Create a Blog ?


There are several ways to create your own blog:

  • There are several sites which offers free service to create and manage your blog. Again in free services, few sites puts their own ads on your blog.... which generally people don't like. But there are many sites which provide a very good service without putting their ads on your blog.

There are hundreds of sites that offer free blog services. Below is a list of few good sites.

1. Blogger.Com

Website:http://www.blogger.com/

Google's Blogger provide you with both the hosting as well as the online interface that you can use to create and maintain your blogs. It is capable of publishing your blog to either their free online service, or, via FTP, to any web host you choose. You can choose to have posts created in their own pages, the number of posts appearing on the main page, whether or not to have archives, choose from a selection of templates or use your own, customize the template in any way you choose, create any number of blogs, generate an Atom feed, etc. You create and maintain your blog using their web interface. Their free blog hosting service provides a subdomain name like yourname.blogspot.com, and places advertisements on your blog ... Source

Details about blogger.com can be found at Wikipedia.

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2. WordPress.Com

Website:http://wordpress.com/

This free blog software is b2/cafelog's official successor. It has a great interface and useful features like 'private' posting (password-protected), file uploads, and more. You need PHP version 4.1 or greater, MySQL version 3.23.23 or greater, and The Apache mod_rewrite module (optional, for the nice URI functions) on your server ...

Features are available at: http://wordpress.com/features/

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3. LiveJournal.Com

Website: http://www.livejournal.com/

The most distinguishing feature of LiveJournal is the "friends list", which gives the site a strong social aspect in addition to the blog services. The friends list provides various syndication and privacy services as described below.

LiveJournal allows users to customize their accounts in several ways. The S2 programming language allows journal templates to be modified by members. Users may upload graphical avatars, or "userpics", which appear next to the username in prominent areas as it would on an Internet forum. Paid account holders are given full access to S2 management and more userpics, as well as other features ... more

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4. Google Page Creator

Website: http://www.pages.google.com/

Google Page Creator is a Web page editing and publishing service, developed by Google as part of Google Labs. It allows any user with a Gmail account to create simple Websites. It was first released on February 23, 2006. It uses a WYSIWYG interface, so pages can be created without knowing HTML or any markup language, similar to competitors such as Sandvox and iWeb ... more

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So now its upto you to choose the service to create your blog. Out of All, I like Google Page Creator, which is simple, flexible and easy to maintain. Well, Blogger is also good choice as i have seen most of the people blogger.com for blogging.

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