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Monday, April 26, 2010

How to Create a Blog Site

Nowadays the most effective way to share your thoughts and opinion is to create your own weblog or, as it is most popular - blog. But how to start your own blog? Fortunately, starting a blog site is a really an easy task.

  • You can create and manage your blog site using some of the free Open Source blog tools that are available;
  • You do not need to know anything about web development to start blogging.
  • All you need to do is open a hosting account where you can have a blog application installed and activated. Here at SiteGround we offer FREE blog installation with our blog hosting package. You can start creating your site right away.
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The easiest way to create a blog site is by using a ready-made blog tool.

  • The blog application has built-in functionality such as posting articles, HTML editor, commenting, archive, etc.
  • The most popular blog tools have a large supporting community. You will be able to find free themes for your blog and customize it the way you like.

Which blog application to use?

With the help of a blog application you needn't be a web designer or developer to share your thoughts with the world. In the following pages you will find brief instructions on how to build your own blog by using two of the most popular blog applications:

What's a blog?

There are different descriptions of that concept. According to most of the articles on the Internet 'blog' is short for 'weblog', a frequently updated publication of comments and thoughts on the web. Usually it is reflecting the views of the blog's creator. Blogs consist of text and images and are sorted by date. The newest information is on the top and there is an archive of the old one. People create blogs to share their thoughts with the world. A person writing in the journal is called a 'blogger'. Bloggers write about different topics: from the typical daily situations to the progress of some scientific researches. The readers also can leave comments and thus make the whole blog more interesting and useful.

History of the blog

Blogs are part of the World Wide Web since its creation. In the beginning they did not have a defined name, but their purpose was more or less the same as that of contemporary blogs. Here is a list of the first blogs:

  • Dawn of Internet: Tim Berners-Lee at CERN begins keeping a list of all new sites as they come online.
  • June 1993: NCSA's oldest archived 'What's New' list of sites.
  • June 1993: Netscape begins running it's 'What's New!' list of sites.
  • January 1994: Justin Hall launches Justin's Home Page which would become Links from the Underground.
  • April 1997: Dave Winer launches Scripting News.
  • December 1997: Jorn Barger coins the term 'weblog''.

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  • We have long experience with blog applications (such as WordPress);
  • Our servers are perfectly optimized for blogs;
  • We offer FREE installation of blog applications on your hosting account;
  • Our designers have prepared more than 60 WordPress themes;
  • We have detailed blog tutorials and blog hosting articles, which will help you easily manage your site;
  • Our blog hosting package is the best offer on the market - it has the lowest price for the quality and features it includes;

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For more information on how to create different type of websites, check our How to Create a Website tutorial.


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