In This Chapter
• Creating your WordPress account
• Starting your first WordPress blog
• Getting to know the WordPress dashboard
You’re ready to start your first blog, and you’ve chosen to use the free WordPress.com
blogging application. Congratulations and welcome to the blogosphere! You’re sure to meet new people from around the world here—and have a lot of fun!
The first step to launching your WordPress-hosted blog is to create a WordPress.com
account. In this chapter, I teach you how to create your own account and start your first blog with WordPress.com
. I also introduce you to the WordPress dashboard, the place online where you’ll do everything to manage your blog, including writing and publishing ...