Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What is a Blog and why should I have One - Part Two

Setting up a Blog
The great thing about blogging is that anyone can do it. There are dozens of sites that offer free blogs and most are simple to set up. I use Blogger which is a popular one and find it easy to use. There are some blog sites that are specifically Christian.

How do I Set up a Blog
Once you have signed up for a blog, the website should guide you through the process of setting it up. It’s not difficult and most people manage without any problems. Before starting the process, however, it is good to consider the following:

· What to call it
· What colors/layout to use
· How often to blog
· What to write about
· What photos to include
· What links to include such as to Facebook, Twitter and any work you have on the internet
· How to get people to read it and follow you

Some Free Blog Sites
I haven’t tried these personally but they may be just right for you. Have a look at some that are already set up and see what you think before deciding:

Blogging is a great way to share stories, testimonies, photos and news. Unlike Facebook, it offers scope for full length articles and even if it is only read by a handful of people to begin with, it’s a starting point.

Have a wonderful week blogging and come back next Wednesday to learn about copyrights.

Debbie Roome works as a freelance writer from her home in New Zealand. Visit her at Debbie Roome or read some of her work at Suite 101 , Take Root and Write and Faithwriters.

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