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Eager to start blogging? Find out how TypePad makes it easy and fun!
If you've been thinking about breaking into the blogo-sphere but didn't know where to start, you've come to the right place. First, you'll get some pointers on what blogging's all about and how to develop your online identity. Then you'll find out how TypePad works, how to use TypeLists and widgets, and what it takes to make your blog a huge success!
Blogging 101 — if you haven't blogged before, explore the why and how of blogging and learn to find your niche
Your TypePad account — discover how to set one up, create your Profile, choose settings, and track visitors
Ready, set, blog! — write your first posts, format the text, add images, and set keywords
Make it your own — find out about TypePad tools that let you customize your blog to suit your readers and your subject matter
Import options — transfer an existing blog to TypePad
Money making tips — learn how to make money with ads and paid posts, and what your blog needs to attract advertisers
Your blog has friends — see how to use Facebook®, Twitter®, and other social media to promote your blog
For the geek blogger — explore Advanced Templates and ways to customize with code
Open the book and find:
A primer on blogging etiquette
How to add photo albums and galleries
Cool ways to beef up your blog with TypeLists
Things to do with widgets
Tips for good blog posts
How to encourage comments from visitors
Ten interesting TypePad blogs to explore
Advice on managing your blog community
Start blogging with TypePad
Select the best pricing plan for you and your blog
Personalize your blog
Take advantage of TypePad's built-in SEO features and templates
TypePad for Dummies will be on guiding readers through the technical tasks necessary for starting, using and customizing a TypePad blog. It will comprehensively explain choosing the right TypePad membership plan, singing up, configuring, using and customizing a blog using the TypePad system. It will also include: Illustrations from real-world blogs with screenshots and specific examples that bring the book's concepts and ideas to life. Step-by-step tutorials that will walk readers through the process of signing up for a new TypePad blog and getting down the business of publishing their content on the web, using TypePad. Real-world stories from business and individuals who have used and recommend TypePad.
Start, use, and customize a TypePad blog today!
TypePad is known for its intuitive user interface, built-in SEO features, optional advertising, free professionally designed templates, fully hosted blogs, and outstanding customer support. This book guides you through the technical tasks necessary for starting, using, and customizing a TypePad blog.
Step-by-step tutorials walk you through the process of signing up for a new TypePad blog, while screen shots from real-world blogs bring the book's concepts to life.
- Guides you through choosing the right TypePad membership plan, signing up, configuring, using, and customizing a blog using the TypePad system
- Explains the process of signing up for a new TypePad blog and publishing your content on the Web
- Shares real-world examples that bring the book's ideas to life
Get blogging today with TypePad!
About the Author
is a technical writer and the author of BloggingBasics101.com
, a leading resource for beginning and intermediate bloggers.
Shannon Lowe is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Chicken Soup for the New Mom's Soul, and Parent and Child Magazine.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Basics of Blogging.
Chapter 1: Understanding Blogging and TypePad.
Chapter 2: The Benefits of TypePad.
Part II: Getting Started with TypePad.
Chapter 3: Creating Your TypePad Account and Profile.
Chapter 4: Touring the TypePad Dashboard.
Chapter 5: Creating Your First Blog.
Chapter 6: Writing and Editing Your Blog Posts.
Chapter 7: Interacting on Your Blog.
Part III: Adding Useful Elements to Your TypePad Blog.
Chapter 8: Using TypeLists and Widgets.
Chapter 9: Adding Multimedia to Your Blog.
Chapter 10: Exploring Social Media.
Chapter 11: Finding and Using a TypePad Theme.
Part IV: Taking Your Blog to the Next Level.
Chapter 12: Making Money with Your Blog.
Chapter 13: Importing, Exporting, and Archiving.
Chapter 14: Tweaking Your TypePad Theme with Custom CSS or Advanced Templates.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Tips and Tricks.
Chapter 16: Ten Places to Find TypePad Resources.
Chapter 17: Ten Bloggers Using TypePad Well.
Chapter 18: Ten Blogging Etiquette Tips.
Appendix A: Domain Mapping.
Appendix B: Third-Party Stat Counters.