Do you run one or more blogs? Are you planning on launching one? You’ve probably come across some different hosting options to consider including free blog hosts (such as with WordPress.com) and self-hosted blogs (what you get at WordPress.org for example). Which should you use? First let’s take a quick look at what each of these options are to help clarify them for new or soon-to-be bloggers. Then we’ll look
If you’ve got a special way with words as well as a cool skill/talent, or some know-how about an interesting topic, then you’ve got the potential to be a great blogger! BlogPulse estimates that there were 152 million blogs on the internet in 2010. This is encouraging because when so many people can do it, why can’t you? At the same time it’s discouraging because more than 75% of these blogs
Do you wish you could make money online? Do you like to write? If both of those things sound like you, you might be a good candidate for making money online through blogging. So from one professional blogger to aspiring professional bloggers, I’d like to give you a little bit of background about how bloggers actually make their money. Let’s start by looking at two common misconceptions about making money
We talked about why you might start a blog. Now let’s talk about the “how.” Let’s say you want to use the popular WordPress blog platform (self-hosted). Once you have a domain name and Web hosting account set up, you need to install WordPress before you can customize it for your new site. Some hosts give you an easy way to do this, through Fantastico or other automated installation options.
You probably come across blogs frequently online. They’re small niche sites where you might find recipes. They’re websites that share personal stories. And sometimes they’re even tied to major media outlets on the Web. But what exactly are blogs? Before you attempt to launch a blog of your own, it’s important to understand what a blog is and what types of blogs exist. Let’s take a look at that now.