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So You Wanna Be a Blogger?

A few friends have asked me recently how I got my blog up and running—which got me thinking there might be more of you out there who’d like to venture into the blogosphere but who need a little (or a lot of) help with the technical stuff. That was certainly the case for me. I knew what I wanted to write about and who my target audience would be; I had a blog name or two in mind; and I even had a vague idea what I wanted it to look like. But I didn’t know much of the important stuff: What blog platform should I choose? What did it mean to have my site hosted? Where would I find a theme? And then there was all the lingo: I didn’t know a keyword from a category, or a widget from a plug-in. And forget about html code! Did I really need to know all that? Well, yes and no, as it turns out. In the months since I started my blog, I certainly have gained an education in all of the above. But I was able to get started pretty quickly despite the enormous learning curve because of the Beginner to Blogger e-course I signed up for upon the recommendation of a friend who already had a fairly established blog. Instructor Traci Knope laid everything out in 20 lessons (five lessons a week for four weeks) that offered step-by-step navigation through what would otherwise have been an intimidating and overwhelming process. The amount of research she saved me—although I’ve done a fair amount of that on my own, as well—was worth the $39.95 I paid for the course. So if you have something you want to share but you’re not sure exactly how to get it out there, you might want to consider taking this e-course, too. If you do, please let me know so that I can look for your work someday soon!

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Please note: It is my goal to provide a top-quality, content-driven, ad-free blog. That said, I do occasionally promote something that I love and that I think would be of interest to my readers. For example, if you click on the Beginner to Blogger logo above, you will link to the site where you will have an opportunity to purchase the e-course—and if you do buy it after clicking through from my site, I will receive a small commission to support my work here, for which I thank you.

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2 Wendy { 11.04.09 at 12:28 pm }

Been there, doing that! I’ve got one more week to go and then I’d better see my blog on your blogroll, and vice-versa. 🙂 I am trying not to be intimidated by all the great writers out there. Including you. But you’re more of an inspiration. Thanks for helping me get a move on!

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