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The running a blog bestseller, now totally up-to-date to mirror the newest instruments and techniques

Blogging is ceaselessly evolving, and is still crucial for someone who desires a particular net presence. there are various ideas that encompass blogging-on every little thing from running a blog software program to webhosting services-and this enjoyable and pleasant consultant will get you all started so can start logging in hours of running a blog!

Building at the good fortune of the 2 prior bestselling variations, this most recent revision contains crucial running a blog fundamentals, the weather required of an outstanding weblog, and the instruments you will want to start. you will find find out how to make sure the best running a blog software program for you, no matter if you might want to run your individual web publication or use a full-service internet hosting website, and the way to establish an account and write your first post.

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  • Includes updates to the foremost running a blog software program utilities together with Google's Blogger, TypePad, and WordPress
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Don’t get me wrong — this isn’t a job! But, just as you wouldn’t expect good results from a dinner prepared without paying any attention to ingredients, you can’t start your blog without having a recipe for success. Here’s my recipe for a good blog: 1. Preheat the oven by setting goals. 2. Measure out several cups of good writing. 3. Mix well with frequent updates. 4. Sprinkle in a lot of interaction with your readers. 23 24 Part I: Getting Started with Blogs Watching how someone else blogs is a great way of finding out how to be successful yourself!

I recommend you keep comments turned on in your blog. They’re an easy way to involve your audience in your topic and to get valuable feedback about what you’re doing with your blog. Unfortunately, spammers can take advantage of comments as easily as they can send you unwanted e-mail. If you keep comments turned on, you get unwanted comments that have commercial messages, unless you take preventative measures (which is becoming easier to do). You or your readers might even find some spam comments offensive, just like some kinds of spam e-mail.

Some bloggers preface the new content with the acronym ETA (which stands for Edited to Add). Figure 2-4: When he has new information to add to a blog post, Darren Barefoot adds an update to the bottom of the original post. ) or that just clarifies the whole situation. You don’t always need to go this far, but if it helps clear the air, why not? Plus, you can use the extra post to apologize if you need to. If you start a new post to explain a mistake, link to the old post and also go into the old post to create a link to the new one, just so all your readers get a chance to see all the details.

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