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Community => Coffee Lounge => Topic started by: deepinthewoods on November 03, 2012, 03:14:18 pm

Title: basic blog help please
Post by: deepinthewoods on November 03, 2012, 03:14:18 pm
im not very good with computers. but id like to start a blog for work, could someone give me some basic advice or is it something for more techy people to do?
Title: Re: basic blog help please
Post by: Womble on November 03, 2012, 04:59:10 pm

No, it's not techy at all.  Most people start with an account with a host like wordpress.com.  All you need to do is decide your blog name, sign in and off you go.  Making posts i then very similar to posting on TAS.  Wordpress is great because as your blog grows, it can be very easily ported over to your own hosting service.

Have a search for "Beginning with Wordpress" or similar, and I'm sure you'll find plenty of info to get you started.
Title: Re: basic blog help please
Post by: Brucklay on November 03, 2012, 06:15:04 pm
Agree with Womble - wordpress is the one for me too - you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like - go for it and have fun  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: basic blog help please
Post by: deepinthewoods on November 03, 2012, 06:32:23 pm
right, ok, thanks  thats very confidence infusing, i shall!
Title: Re: basic blog help please
Post by: shropshire_blue on November 04, 2012, 12:36:35 pm
Hi DITW,


I do this kind of thing as a sideline (setting up blogs/websites - not blogging). Wordpress is ace.  You can get it for free, but your blog address will be deepinthewoods.wordpress.com or something similar.


You mention that you'll be using it for work.  In which case you may not want wordpress in your address.  If you already have a website it is easy enough to install wordpress under the same domain name, so you could for example have it at deepinthewoods.com/blog.  It shouldn't cost too much to get it installed for you - it literally takes a few minutes.  The time consuming bit is making it look pretty, but there are thousands of themes already made and ready to use which you could install yourself.


To give you an idea of cost if you're looking around, I charge 7 a month or 70 a year for hosting, and I'm at the end of the phone if there are any problems...