Friday, June 29, 2007

What is a Blog?

Blogger, a free blogging service now owed by Google, is very popular. However, beginners are often faced with "how to" problems. This site will be a collection of "how to" tips. Some of the tips are also relevant to those using other blogging services. There are many posts here and you will not see all the tips on the main page.

To navigate around the site, type in the key words into the search boxes, check CATEGORIES at the top of the sidebar, refer to PREVIOUS POSTS or use the ARCHIVES. and find the relevant post. Regarding the search boxes, I would suggest you use both the Google sitesearch as well as the blogsearch at the top navbar as I have found that often, when one doesn't produce the results, the other one will. If you are at the archive page or an individual post page, to get back to the main (home) page click the blog title at the top of the page. If you want to search all the previous posts, the way to do it is to start with the main page, look at the previous posts there, then click the last post. This will take you to the next set of previous posts. Do this consecutively and you will get to see all the previous posts.

You may also choose to get the book "Publishing a Blog with Blogger Content". This book covers the basic and the not-so-basic concepts and technologies that you need to know in order to thrive in the blogging world.With this book, you will learn how to use Blogger's Post Editor and Dashboard to create sophisticated postings that include images and hyperlinks, and how to change the look and feel of your blog using templates. Other topics include making money using Google's AdSense and's Associates program, using photo blogging services, adding a site counter so that you can track your readership, using Blogger Mobile for mobile blogging, and how to archive your blog.

For those of you who have your own Web hosting, you will learn how to publish your blog to your own server.This book takes a rational, no-nonsense approach in a compact guide. The book is written to give you the basics fast!Technical accuracy is assured by Biz Stone, Former Senior Specialist on the Google Blogger Team.This book comes with this free bonus material: 1. Bonus Chapter: "Blogger Security" 2. Bonus Chapter: "Blogger Development with the API"

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