Create Your Own Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro

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Sams Publishing, May 7, 2012 - Computers - 288 pages

Create Your Own Blog

6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro
Second Edition

6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro

Personal Blogging Using • Build a Website Around Your Blog

• Business Blogging Using Software • Multimedia Blogging

• Portfolio Blogging for Artists • Blogging with Tumblr

Build a great personal or business blog… absolutely no experience needed!

Want a personal or business blog of your own? It’s easy! In this simple guide, one of the world’s most experienced bloggers walks you through every step of building your own WordPress blog, from getting started to building a worldwide

audience. Tris Hussey covers it all, from low-cost blogging tools to high-powered writing tips! Get this book, and get started fast—with a professional-quality blog that meets your goals, whatever they are!

6 Easy Projects

Build great blogs like these, the easy way!

Personal Blogs

Business Blogs

Audio and Video Podcasting Blogs

Portfolio Blogs for Artists

Blogging with Tumblr

Creating a Website with WordPress

Learn from a pro! Discover tips, tricks, and great solutions for:

Setting up your blog the right way—in just minutes!

Writing blog entries people want to read

Handling comments—even nasty ones!

Creating a conversation and building a community

Publicizing your blog

Choosing the right free or low-cost blogging tools

Avoiding beginner mistakes

Earning cash from your blog!

You won’t believe how easy it is to create your own blog… or how much fun!

Tris Hussey is a speaker, teacher, charter member of the Professional Bloggers Association, and social media consultant. He has been a blogger since 2004 and was one of Canada's first professional bloggers. The author of thousands of posts and articles on social media, blogging, and technology, he was named one of Vancouver's top 20 social media people. He is also a professional photographer and regularly teaches blogging, WordPress, and social media at several Vancouver-area universities.


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Blogging Then and Now
2 Installing and Setting Up Your First Blog
3 Creating Content for Your Blog
4 Building a Community Around Your Blog
5 Creating a Personal Blog with WordPresscom
6 Creating a Business Blog
7 Creating a Website
8 Creating a Visual Artists Portfolio Blog
9 Blogging with Tumblr
10 Creating a Multimedia Blog
11 Making Money Through Your Blog

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Tris Hussey started blogging on a whim and then found himself as Canada’s first professional blogger. Tris has worked for several blogging and media startups and has taught new media at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Tris teaches blogging, WordPress, and podcasting through the University of British Columbia. In addition, Tris finds time to speak, guest lecture, and contribute to the social media community in and around Vancouver. When not doing all this, Tris manages the marketing and social media for

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