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Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth

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Types of Blog Hosting Plans

Most of the blogs you’ve seen are likely developer-hosted blogs, like Blogger or WordPress (look in the URL of your favorite blogs to see who hosts them). They offer basic blog setup and hosting for free, with optional additional paid enhancements. If you want more customizability or control, you can opt for a third-party-hosted blog, but this requires a hosting plan and installation on a server. Your company’s own IT office can also set up a blog inside the company firewall, and tools like SharePoint and Traction Software have blog-type capabilities as well.

Setting Up an Account

Go to any free blog site such as www.blogger.com or www.wordpress.com. Instructions there will provide easy directions ...

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