Creative Blogging: Your First Steps to a Successful Blog by Heather Wright-Porto

By Heather Wright-Porto

Creative running a blog shows you the way to begin running a blog for the first actual time to precise your creativity, succeed in out and be heard—and even easy methods to earn cash along with your blog!

you are going to commence on the correct position: the start! examine solutions to crucial and renowned questions: what's a web publication? Do i want a weblog? How do i am getting all started? What do I web publication approximately? How do I blog? inventive Blogging then takes you thru the how-to facets of running a blog, so that you can speedy examine the terminology and start. you are going to then have the capacity to opt for the proper running a blog instrument for you!

quickly, you may be ready to unharness your creativity! Like an excellent writer, you are going to locate info to weblog approximately, and the way to specific your self on your weblog within the ways in which you will want. Your creativity is what's going to make your weblog winning, yet each artist wishes an viewers. Creative Blogging unearths tips on how to draw people to your web site!

you are going to additionally detect how one can paintings with photos and video, how one can combine your web publication with Twitter and fb, or even tips to earn cash along with your web publication! permit your creativity convey your viewers to you and your weblog with Creative Blogging.

What you’ll learn

This publication is for newcomers intending to start a brand new web publication and enable their creativity locate their viewers in the blogosphere. you are going to study the fundamentals of the way to blog, how to teach your inventive self in your weblog, and the way to discover your audience.

  • What a web publication is—everything you want to understand!
  • How to decide on the simplest weblog software for YOU!
  • How to establish and manage your weblog
  • How to be inventive on your blog's layout and structure
  • How to paintings with photographs to create a stunning web publication
  • More complex weblog ideas and methods
  • Tools to advertise your web publication, bring up visits, and generate profits!
  • How to connect to renowned social networking websites like Twitter and fb
  • Where to discover aid, instruments, suggestions and methods

Who this publication is for

a person inventive who is by no means blogged earlier than, yet desires to achieve an viewers, be it for the aim of business or excitement.

Table of Contents

  1. Where to start
  2. Blog structure and layout 
  3. Let’s weblog
  4. More than simply textual content 
  5. Advanced web publication layout
  6. Setting up a customized area 
  7. Increasing site visitors & customer monitoring
  8. Social community Integration
  9. Setting Up store
  10. HTML/CSS fundamentals
  11. Blogging assistance

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This lets you see data about your blog, such as the number of visitors. 35 CHAPTER 3 ■ LET’S BLOG • Both TypePad and WordPress let you share posts, track visitor activity, use a Pages feature, and more. And they’ve always had a template gallery while Blogger used to have only a handful of layouts to choose from. Now, with its new Template Designer, Blogger offers its users a wonderful set of templates that can be customized as well. Two features Blogger lacks (and hopefully will someday include) are a “Feature This Post” ability, which allows a user to quickly choose a given post to be “featured” and therefore remain at the top of the blog as the first post, and a built-in file manager.

Monetize 9. Reading list 10. Other stuff Profile This section is where you enter the information about yourself that you’d like to share with readers of your blog (a form of an “About Me” page). You can enter your name, e-mail address, birthday, sex, physical location (city, state, and country), interests, and a mini biography. There’s also a place to upload your picture. This profile image will be shown on your blog’s sidebar (when you insert the Profile gadget). ■ Note We’ve created one blog so far, but if we decided to create more than one blog under this Google account, we would see a list of all the blogs in the Dashboard, all with the same options beneath them (View Blog, New Post, Edit Posts, Settings, Design and Monetize).

Here’s a list of popular ways images are used to enhance a blog’s appearance. com/) shows many of them. In most cases you would not install all of these elements, as your blog would look busy and cluttered and, even worse, take forever to load! • Banner: this is the blog header or image that appears at the top of your blog. • Background: this is an image that can be placed behind the text on your blog instead of just using a color. • Post signature: this is a special signature at the end of a post; some people like to use these to make a post personal, unique, and attractive.

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