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Updated on January 21, 2010

What is a Blog?

A web blog, or blog, is a place to share news and information. Blogs make sharing information on the web fast and easy. A blog is a collection of short news articles or pieces of information..Often, there is a place for people to leave comments after they read a blog article.

There are over 70,000,000 blogs on the internet. There are blogs on every subject imaginable. Mothers blog about their children. Business owners blog about their business. Musicians blog about their bands. Gamers blog about their favorite games.

WordPress software has revolutionized blogging. Over 500,000 bloggers use WordPress for their blogs. WordPress allows you to publish your Blog to the web, or create a private Blog just for your friends and family.

However, you don't need to set WordPress up, because the free sites listed next have already done that for you. You just click a few things and soon you'll be blogging!

Where Can I Make a Free Blog?

Want to know how to make a free blog? You can start your own blog without having to pay for web hosting or blog software.

The two most popular free blog sites are:

  • Blogger.com
  • Wordpress.com.

What is a Blog? Answered

Setting Up a Blog is Easy

Advantages of a Blog

Once you learn how to blog, you will be able to see the advantages of blogging. There are many advantages of having a blog.

  • You can create a blog that reflects your unique interests.
  • You can interact with people who mirror your interests.
  • You can get immediate feedback on an idea,
  • You can create a blog for free.
  • You can create a blog in just a few minutes.
  • You can advertise and interact with your business customers fairly easily.
  • You can create backlinks to your hubs or other websites.

How to Find a Blog

There are blogs on every topic imaginable. You can search for blogs at Blogsearch.google.com.

Once you go to the Blogsearch.google.com site, there is a search bar. You enter a topic you are interested in, click "search blogs" and then dozens or hundreds of results will show up.

How to Make a Blog at Blogger.com

"But I don't know how to make a blog!" you may be saying to yourself. Relax! If you are wondering how to make a blog, you don't have to worry. It is very easy.

Here is a nice and simple video tutorial made by www.askjoanne.com on making a blog at blogger,com. As you can see, you really can make a blog in just a few minutes. So, think about your subject and just try it!


How to Make a Blog on Blogger.com Video Tutorial

How to Make a Blog is Easy at Blogger.com
How to Make a Blog is Easy at Blogger.com

More on How to Make a Blog With Blogger.com

Blogger.com is part of the Google network. In order to access blogger, you need to sign up for free Gmail or a free Google account.

Go to www.blogger.com to sign up. If you already have Gmail or a Google account, you use that log in information. You can make as many blogs as you want, and you can change or edit them later.

After you pick a name, you get to select a template. You don't have to worry, because you can change templates later if you want.

Then your blog is created and ready for you to write a message or information. You can even upload and add photos to your blog. After you write, you click to publish your post. When you click it, you will get a message saying that your blog has been published successfully.

Now tell your friends and they can come by and comment. The comments will be archived.

You may now have fans and people who will "follow" your blog and be notified when you add a new post.

The following excellent video from Warbeats Tutorials tells How to Make a Blog.


How to Make a Blog - WarbeatsTutorial

You don't have to Install Software - It's all done for you!

How to Make a Blog -It's Not That Hard!
How to Make a Blog -It's Not That Hard!
Make a Blog and Be Happy!
Make a Blog and Be Happy!

How to Make a Blog at Wordpress.com

WordPress is the software that has revolutionized blogging. WordPress is free and specially made for blogging.

Over 500,000 bloggers use WordPress for their blogs. WordPress allows you to publish your Blog to the web, or to create a private Blog just for your friends and family.

However, you don't need to set WordPress up, because the free sites listed above have already done that for you. You just click a few things and go.

It is easy to make a blog at Wordpress.com. Wordpress.com allows you to have free hosted Wordpress blogs. The blogs you make at Wordpress.com have templates and are very easy to use.

You can also use WordPress on a Blog that you do on your own. You must buy a domain name, arrange hosting, and download Wordpress from http://www.wordpress.org. This is also free, but it is more complicated, so it is not a good choice for beginners.



Having Trouble Writing?

Do you want to blog, but worry that you can never come up with good articles?

Do you tend to stare at a blank peice of paper or computer screen?

Would you like to learn ways that help you overcome obstacles and get your thoughts out clearly?

Would you like tips on formatting your writing to create compelling reports for a business, class, or project?

Then check out my hub on the Practical Report Writing System.

This book will help your blogging or your writing.  It starts with finding a good idea, getting motivated and organized, and finding the right words to make your writing clear and easy to understand. Then it covers several ways to structure your writing, blogs, or reports to give them more impact.

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    • Carol the Writer profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolyn Blacknall 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks Dream! Let me know how it goes. By the way, have you heard of Ed Dale's 30 day challenge? It is a free step-by-step guide to making your first internet money blogging. I highly recommend it. - Carol

    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      I have been asking friends about blogging.Nobody knew except you.Thanks I can't wait to blog.I will tell you more later.Have a great day.

    • Carol the Writer profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolyn Blacknall 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks for the comments. Now, let's get blogging!

    • Donnastl profile image

      Donnastl 

      8 years ago

      Wow! This article is very well written & Very informative. I do have 4 blog sites and yes, its pretty nice to have your own website where you can write anythng and everything under the sun!

    • Bob Ewing profile image

      Bob Ewing 

      9 years ago from New Brunswick

      Sound overview.

    • Leop profile image

      Leop 

      9 years ago

      Great information on blogging, I going to definately try the blogger.com and see how it works out. Thank you for great ideas.

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Wonderful info! Thanks!

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