Setting Up Your Blog

logging is a profitable source of income and blogs are simple to set up and maintain. Imaging a life where you are paid to mark on stuff that interests you, whenever you want, wherever you are. The mere flexibility of blogging makes it easy for you to just kick back, relax and go on a vacation whenever you feel like it.

In this step, we are going away to look into the productivity of a blog and set up a blog of our possess at no cost! Interested? Read on!

First we need to obtain a blog. There are several options- host a blog on your own domain of get a free blog. For starters, let’s talk about the free blogs. You can obtain a free blog at www.blogger.com or the newer and better www.wordpress.com . If you are techie, you must have heard of wordpress, a free blog engine that is robust and infinitely expandable.

Blogger.com is actually owned by Google, so it will be detected on Googles reader earlier and you will be indexed faster. WordPress.com, however, is a comparatively new choice so I have no comparison on the speed of getting indexed by search engines.

However, WordPress in better in the sense that it has more advanced features such as trackbacks and categories. You can also run your sidebar links more efficiently (more about this later).

Here are a few common blog related words to help you out:

1. Permalink- permalink stands for permanent link, which is a URL (uniform resource locator) that leads to an individual post that you make in your blog.

2. Trackback- When you post about someone els’s blog post elsewhere, your post will show up in their “trackback” section. This feature, however, is not available with a Blogger.com account.

3. Pinging- blogging seems to be paired with pinging almost every time either one is mentioned nowadays. Pinging is actually the action where a certain aggregate is notified whenever your blog is updated, so that the aggregate may show the newest post of your blog on their website. This is a helpful way to gaining traffic, which we shall talk about later.

From now, I shall leave you testing out your new blog and the features that come included with it. In the next steps, we shall talk about the many ways we can gain income from a blog, as well as tips on how to mark posts that keep visitors glued and keep upcoming back for more!

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