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
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Create Your Own Blog

6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro
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6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro

Personal Blogging Using WordPress.com • Build a Website Around Your Blog

• Business Blogging Using WordPress.org 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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User Review  - StacyMM - LibraryThing

A better title would be Create Your Own WORDPRESS Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro. I don't mind books that are written for a single platform but feel that disclosing it in the title would be more fair to readers. Read full review

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User Review  - zquilts - LibraryThing

When I was given the opportunity to review this book I hoped that it would be interesting, but honestly was not expecting it to be that great. After all I have had a blog for years - but I was hoping ... Read full review

Contents

Blogging Then and Now
7
2 Installing and Setting Up Your First Blog
17
3 Creating Content for Your Blog
55
4 Building a Community Around Your Blog
77
5 Creating a Personal Blog with WordPresscom
91
6 Creating a Business Blog
123
7 Creating a Website
143
8 Creating a Visual Artists Portfolio Blog
177
9 Blogging with Tumblr
191
10 Creating a Multimedia Blog
205
11 Making Money Through Your Blog
237
Index
257
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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 Simply.ca.

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