by Rebecca Lang
(from the August 2014 meeting)
How to Make a Blog
Step 1: Choose a hosting service
Word Press (https://wordpress.com/ )
Blogger (https://www.blogger.com/) (Google affiliate)
Step 2: Create an account/ login
(Usual things: name, email, password, terms of service. If you have a gmail account you can use it as your blogger account.)
Step 3: Name for your blog:
Ex: “Flight of the Red Dragonfly”
Step 3: Choose an address for your blog
(Tip for Authors: incorporate your name, your genre, or some other aspect of your brand to create continuity.)
Step 4: Choose a template
This is the basic design of your blog. You can modify it later.
Step 5: Post an article
Step 6: Play around with stuff
Author picture, author bio,
Try to establish a niche/ audience
Blog consistantly: 2-3 times a week at least
Keep it short and, if possible, funny
Read and comment on other blogs
“Why Every Aspiring (and Published) Author Needs a Blog”
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“How to Start a Successful Blog Today”
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“How to Blog: Blogging Tips for Beginners”
By Darren Rowse
An absolute encyclopedia of articles on blogging, with everything from how to make a strategy for your blog to how to design the template. I read through the articles extensively before I began blogging.