Chapter 2. Installing and Setting Up Your First Blog

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Choosing a Blog Engine

This is the geekiest section of the book. Don’t be scared. While I am fluent in geek, I also speak regular human as well. I’m going to make this as jargon free as possible. No, there won’t be a quiz at the end. I begin with the decisions about which blog platform to use and where your blog will “live” and then get into the tweaking and tuning part. Think of this as first choosing between Ford, Toyota, or GM, then picking what kind of car, and then adding the options. Start with the big picture and work down.

First, decide whether to start a hosted blog or do it yourself ...

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