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Creating a Free Blog

Hey there, Having a blog is easy but when you’re starting out you usually have lots of questions and need the answers. A blog is a web log – an online journal – that is regularly updated (daily, weekly, fortnightly etc) with entries. Special techology is used to the entries but it doesn’t take special […]

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Finding the best in blogs

Hey there, So what brings out the best in blogs? Is it the theme, the comments, the live feeds, the ideas and thoughts, the images and video? Well why not check them out and decide for yourself? Find the Best of Blogs – The best weblogs on the web alphabetically, by category or theme, and/or […]

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Adding a Poll to my Blog

Hey there, I was bouncing round in About.com and came across a really cool way to add a Poll to a blog! Click here for instructions and let me know how you go. Mean while I’ll go through and see if I can do it – if not on the blog then maybe for the […]

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Blog Ethics and Etiquette

Hey there, We all know the saying “Good manners make the world go round better” and this is true also for blogging. So when you’re blogging make sure you know what are good manners – what are the ethics and etiquette of it all. Spamming and Copyright are key issues – when leaving hotlinks on […]

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Income Generating Blogs

Hey there, One of the interesting things I’m finding with blogs is that some people are using them to create an income for themselves. It’s an interesting business model – provide advertising space on the blog and have the blog regularly updated with topic specific material. I think this is well worth further exploring! Must […]

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Grouping Blog Entries

Hey there, Using groups or categories for your blog entries can make it much easier for visitors to explore writings on things that interest them. Most bloggers have a broad interest range and their blogs tend to be about varied things, not just one theme. Even if the blog is about one topic there are […]

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What's so good about blogs?

Hey there, I’ve been wondering what’s so addictive about blogs and haven’t got very far, except from looking forward to exploring them and updating this one. I think for me it is about learning the stories of others. I found a lovely blog full of pictures of a much beloved cat. It was in Hungarian […]

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Blogging is more than Comments

Hey there, One of the great things about having a blog is the interaction with others and getting comments. I know I always enjoy getting comments and seeing what others have to say. It feels more like a community. But I’ve found it difficult building up this interaction. So I went hunting off to find out […]

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Blog Directories and Search Engines

Hey there, Registering your blog with a series of Blog Search Engines and Directories is a great way to get the word out there about your blog. It is really easy to do too. I’ve a listing of blog directories and search engines on the bottom right corner of my Creatively Belle Blog page. You’ll […]

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What Makes a Good Blog?

Hey there I’ve been wondering what makes a good web log, a good blog? Is it the topics, the writing, pictures, frequency of entries, fancy features? I’m coming to the realisation it is all of that but what makes the real difference is what we individually like and are interested in. All very simple really. […]

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Writing for a Blog

Hey there, There’s a saying about when you can call yourself a journalist: when you’ve written six stories a day, six days a week for six months then you can call yourself a journalist. Think about it, that’s 216 stories and that’s a lot of words, ideas, exploration and learning. So by the end of […]

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Having My Own Blog

Hey there, I’ve been talking with my friends about how good it is having your own blog and each time I’m asked how to create it and what’s involved. So I thought I’d help out with a quick blog! For me the value of having a blog is so I can communicate more readily and […]

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