Discover Blogging: How-to-blog series

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Updated on Oct 7, 2017. Discover blogging is how-to-blog series of posts in my Google+ Collection: eXperience Blogging. If you are a beginner interested in starting your blog, it's for you. For quite some time, I was thinking how can I make my Collection more useful than by just sharing links to blogging resources and then this idea striked me to create a step-wise-step guide for beginners. I started getting very good response from the first posts itself, so I am trying to put my best effort into it as time permits. Please find below the list of posts published so far with excerpts from the respective posts:

DISCOVER BLOGGING


First Post of the Series

Episode 1: What is a Blog? What are different types of blogs?

Well, you are here to learn about blogging, or creating a website for that matter, and that is why you have followed this Google+ Collection. This expectation brings a sense of responsibility to me and to meet and fulfill it in the best possible way will be my constant endeavour. So this is my inspiration to put this series together. Your timely feedback will help me in making it more useful for you. Read more...

Leveraging internet

Episode 2: Leveraging internet can change your life. It’s there and working for you 24X7, even when you are sleeping, partying or away on an outing!

Blogging (and Blog marketing) is not a new area anymore and evolving fast. Blogging helps people to build online presence, their own space enabling them to present their talents, skills, hobbies, businesses, help others, broadcast their message, blog for income and many more things. The list is endless. Read more...

Content Management Systems (CMS)

Episode 3: Find answers to your questions: Where do I get started? How can I post a blog? Which platform should I choose?

A Content Management System (CMS) is a major part of a blogging platform to publish your blog. A blog is focused on digital content. A CMS system is an application software, allowing creation, modification and organisation of digital content. So a CMS system helps in creating and maintaining websites and blogs. Read more...

Google Blogger

Episode 4: While talking about the ease of creating and maintaining a blog, any discussion is incomplete without Blogger.

Blogger is fundamentally a blogging platform unlike other Content Management Systems (CMSs) which can be used for varied purposes like creating a website, online shop, etc. And it is one of the most popular blogging platform. Since Google doesn’t release any statistics around its market penetration, so its position among the top blogging platforms is not known. Nevertheless, it has its big plus points. Read more...

Choice of Publishing platform

Episode 5: Making a choice of the platform for blogging or your site, in the context of your future plans, is the most important factor to avoid surprises or roadblocks later.

In episodes 3 and 4, we dealt with the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) and their suitability for an individual blogger. Making choice of a blogging platform is a very important step for those who want to build their blog or site to develop into an online business to earn a regular income from it. Read more...

WordPress

Episode 6: Let us start from here our discussion on how to blog using WordPress. Basics of WordPress before we go and start one...

For a casual blogger doing it for fun, Google Blogger or WordPress are equally good. WordPress is an excellent platform for those who want to build their blog or site an online business and earn a regular income from it. Please refer to the previous episode where I wrote about WordPress being part of an online business building solution which comprises of many areas besides your blog or site including marketing, advertising and social media. Read more...

WordPress.Com Vs WordPress.Org

Episode 7: WordPress comes in these 2 flavors. Let us scratch a bit to check under the surface and see what is in store for us...

In the previous episode I touched upon this point. WordPress comes in two flavors: WordPressOrg (WordPress-dot-org) and WordPressCom (WordPress-dot-com). I am forced to remove the dot as Google+ sometimes converts it to hyperlink. You will see any of the logos in the picture below when you explore the world of WordPress blogging. It’s important to understand what they are. The first picture in blue is WordPressCom’s logo and the second one in black & white is WordPressOrg’s. Read more...

Hope you enjoy the series and find it useful. Thanks for following this far :) Feel free to jump in and ask any questions in the below comments. 

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