Chapter 6. Becoming a Wizard with Blogs

In This Chapter

  • Visiting the wonderful world of blogs

  • Creating a Blogger site

  • Adding content to your Blogger site

A blog — the name is short for Web log — is a wonderful thing; an online journal of a person's thoughts, experiences, and interests. Kept up‐to‐date, a blog can help visitors move with the writer through space — well, Web space, anyway — and time.

In a sense, any site can be used as a blog. Just create a new page on your site and write your thoughts for the day. Include links to any site that you visited and want to share with others. Be sure to link to any blog that you find interesting.

Then, a day or two later, add another chunk of text — put the new content on top, pushing your previous work down the page a bit. In your new content, refer to your earlier posting wherever necessary — and, of course, refer to other Web sites and blogs you visit.

Over time, your burgeoning blog may develop into an appealing take on your life and interests — or preoccupations — or even obsessions. You may find that your blog expands so that you need to split it up among multiple pages and change your links to fit. Your blog may even get linked to by other bloggers (people who keep blogs) and begin to develop a following of its own.

Discovering the Wonderful World of Blogs

Blogging is not just another tool for generating Web content. Even though it's relatively new, blogging has developed such a following that many people spend hours a day perusing others' ...

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