Creative Blogging shows you how to start blogging for the very first time to express your creativity and reach out and be heard, and even how to make money with your blog!
You'll start at the right place -the beginning! Learn answers to the most important and popular questions: What is a blog? Do I need a blog? How do I get started? What do I blog about? How do I blog? Creative Blogging then takes you through the how-to aspects of blogging, so you can quickly learn the terminology, and get started. You will be able to choose the right blogging tool for you!
Soon, you'll be prepared to unleash your creativity! Like a good author, you'll learn how to find information to blog about, and how to express yourself in your blog in the ways that you want. Your creativity is what will make your blog successful, but every artist needs an audience. Creative Blogging reveals how to draw people to your site!
You'll also discover how to work with images and video, how to integrate your blog with Twitter and Facebook, and even how to make money with your blog! Let your creativity bring your audience to you and your blog with Creative Blogging.
What you'll learn
This book is for beginners looking to start a new blog and let their creativity find their audience within the blogosphere. You'll learn the basics of how to blog, how to show your creative self on your blog, and how to find your audience.
What a blog is—everything you need to know!
How to choose the best blog tool for YOU!
How to set up and organize your blog
How to be creative in your blog's design and layout
How to work with images to create a beautiful blog
More advanced blog techniques and strategies
Tools to promote your blog, increase visits, and make money!
How to connect with popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook
Where to find help, tools, tips and tricks
Who this book is for
Anyone creative who's never blogged before, but wants to reach an audience, be it for the purpose of business or pleasure.
Table of Contents
- Title Page
- Contents at a Glance
- About the Author
- About the Technical Reviewer
- About This Book
- CHAPTER 1: Where to Begin
- CHAPTER 2: Blog Layout and Design
- CHAPTER 3: Let's Blog
- CHAPTER 4: More Than Text
- CHAPTER 5: Advanced Blog Design
- CHAPTER 6: Setting Up a Custom Domain
- CHAPTER 7: Increasing Traffic & Visitor Tracking
- CHAPTER 8: Social Network Integration
- CHAPTER 9: Setting Up Shop
- CHAPTER 10: HTML/CSS Basics
- CHAPTER 11: Blogging Tips
- Title: Creative Blogging: Your First Steps to a Successful Blog
- Release date: April 2011
- Publisher(s): Apress
- ISBN: 9781430234289