Installing WordPress onto Your Blog


Some of you may have chosen to go with a hosted platform, which is a great way to get started in blogging. Because WordPress is used by the largest percentage of blogger (and because it’s my favorite!), much of the techie talk in this blog will relate to WordPress. But, even if you use another platform, hang in there with us, because we’re about to venture beyond the basics and start discussing promoting our blogs, writing killer content, headlines that hook, and a wide variety of topics about the various aspects of blogging.

Hopefully, you’ve selected a web hosting service that includes cPanel in its features. Most do. There are a lot of features included with your cPanel, and I’ll likely write a post soon with an overview of them, but today, we’re going to get your blog up & running. Are you ready? Continue reading →

Choosing the Best Blogging Platform for You


There are many blogging platforms to choose from — some of the most popular are Blogger, (hosted), (stand-alone), Moveable Type, and TypePad. I have used all three of those, and each has its good and bad points, and your choice of which is best for you depends largely on your purpose in blogging.

Questions to ask yourself before making your selection:

Continue reading →