2Getting Started

The Field Guide to Blog Warfare

Before we dive into writing for your blog, first we must gather the tools to build your blog into a galactic force of epic proportions, raining down wisdom and enlightenment on all who encounter it. In other words, let’s get some hardware, software, and a place on the web where you can park all that scintillating prose you’re about to inflict on the world.

Blogging today is easier than ever. New software and services make it possible for anyone to create a new blog in seconds—and we mean this quite literally. If you’re just starting out and you’re not entirely sure you want to stick with this blogging dodge forever, you can choose to begin developing your blogging chops with one of the free services ...

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