Ken’s Edit: We still need a Homework Tips Master. If no one applies for that by next Friday, I’m taking out that job. Last chance before the Author Applications close!
This week’s random facts will be about blogging.
I guess you all know that. What you’re looking that is a blog, or, traditionally, a ‘web log’. Blogs a
re originally supposed to be someone’s online diary, but with more creativity, a blog can be anything. For example, it can be a class website (like this one!)
A person who blogs is called a blogger.
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How do I start blogging?
Most people in our class already have their own blog. Usually, you would go sign up with a blogging platform. Here’s the most popular:
This is my choice. There are 2 types of WordPress- WordPress Self Hosted and WordPress.com . WP.com is much easier to set up and administrate, but there are its limitations. Most people in our class know the WordPress dashboard inside out.
Google’s blogging platform. Yes, it allows you to put advertisements on them. Yes, it allows you to customize the template. Yes, it allows you to change to your paid domain for free. But guess what? I don’t like it much because the dashboard is ugly, when compared to WordPress’s elegant grey-Georgia font dashboard. Now some might disagree with me, with stuff like “But the WP dashboard is hard to use” but that’s my opinion.
Tumblr is a microblogging platform, similar to Twitter.
Never tried it out, but heard of it for a bit…
Those interested in trying out the lesser-known and more unique blogging platforms might want to check out this: http://mashable.com/2007/08/06/free-blog-hosts/ . Ever heard of stuff like WordCount Journal, Freevlog, or InsaneJournal?
What are your thoughts on blogging? Do you have your own active/abandoned blog? Are you interested in joining WordPress’ Post-A-Day or Post-A-Week campaign 2011? Share your ideas in the comments!