How to create a blog Level of difficulty:
A blog is type of Website whish is usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Usually blogs have theme or a single topic that an author can use to provide an express point of view. Blogs are often called ‘Personal Online Diaries’. The collective community of all blogs is known as the ‘Blogosphere’.Creating a blog might seem like a daunting task, and you might not know where to begin. Truth be told, it's very easy to create a blog (for free), and you can do it in under an hour by following these simple steps. Materials Needed:
- Specialized software
Sign up for an account at a free blogging site. There are several blogging sites on the web that you can choose from, such as Blogger or WordPress. All of these sites will provide you with a simple interface for blogging, ways to add and filter comments and statistics that show you how much traffic your blog is receiving. You will also be allowed to customize your blogs colors and fonts, which allow you to create a blog that is unique and different from all others. For this all you need is a valid email address and Internet access.
You have to choose a URL. All of the free blogging sites will provide you with a URL for your blog, but many of them will place the blog site in the URL they provide you. (A WordPress blog will give you the URL 'http://username.wordpress.com,' where 'username' is your blog log-in name.) If you want to own you blog name, you should buy a URL from a one of the URL vendors on the web, such as GoDaddy.com. You shall then be able to link your blog to the URL you chose and pass that on to the people so they can find your blog. This way you will be able to own your own domain name and not continuously advertise another company every time someone visits your site.4
You are also advised to post regular updates. The best and fastest way people will be able to find your blog is if you post regular updates. You should post at least one large (several paragraphs) post a week, with several smaller posts sprinkled in. If people know they will get constant updates from you, they will be more apt to follow your blog.