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Blogging for Dummies (For Dummies)by Brad Hill
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If you want to give yourself a Web presence without spending a lot of time or money, a blog is your answer and this is your guide. Blogs (Web logs) are short, diary-like entries on a Web site that has a chronological, journal format. Fun or informative, but not formal, blogs are easy to set up, maintain, and update. You can share your personal, stream-of-consciousness musings or your expertise on any subject ranging from your family vacation to world peace. This guide helps beginners (even technophobes) get started fast, with the essential info on:
Complete with step-by-step instructions and lots of screen shots, this guide walks you through everything from setting up your blog and posting your first entry to adding photos, audio, and more. It includes the URLs of lots of sample sites to see to give you an idea of blog possibilities. In addition to the essential how-to, it fills you in on:
You know you have something to say, whether it’s heavy stuff or just your thought for the day. Make your opinions known. Get your photos shown. With Blogging For Dummies, you’ll soon be blogging with the best of ‘em.
Express yourself, build your business, or promote a cause
Make your blog stand out in a crowd, build an audience, and even make it pay
Whether you're just finding out about blogs or you've been blogging for a while and are curious about podcasting or videoblogging, you can find answers in this book! Get the scoop on software options and how to boost readership, handle comments, make money with ads and sponsorships, add audio or video, and much more.
Discover how to:
About the Author
Susannah Gardner is creative director of Hop Studios (www.hopstudios.com), a Web design company specializing in blogs and community content Web sites. Shane Birley is co-founder of Left Right Minds (www.leftrightminds.com) and blogs at ShanesWorld.ca.
Table of Contents
Part I: The What, Where, Why, and How of Weblogs.
Chapter 1: Understanding Blogging at Last.
Chapter 2: Blogging Options.
Chapter 3: Living the Blogging Lifestyle.
Part II: Starting a Blog Today.
Chapter 4: MSN Spaces.
Chapter 5: Yahoo! 360.
Chapter 6: Finding a Home in Blogger.
Chapter 7: Creating a TypePad Blog.
Part III: Installing Your Own Blog Program.
Chapter 8: The Ins and Outs of DIY Blogging.
Chapter 9: Running a Movable Type Blog.
Chapter 10: Blogging with WordPress.
Chapter 11: Power Plus Ease in Radio UserLand.
Chapter 12: Hybrid Blog Hosts: Power Without the Pain.
Part IV: Total Blog Immersion.
Chapter 13: Hooking into RSS Feeds.
Chapter 14: Rules of Blogosphere Citizenship.
Chapter 15: Blogging for Bucks (or Pennies).
Chapter 16: Using Your Real Voice: Podcasting.
Chapter 17: Photoblogging and Audioblogging.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Blog Engines and Directories.
Chapter 19: Ten Resources for the Power Blogger.
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