publishing a blog with Blogger

   
book cover
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
publishing a blog with Blogger
By Elizabeth Castro
 
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: January 27, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-32123-5
Pages: 144
   


Writing in a journal is all well and good, but when you're ready to share your musings with the world (and you think the world is ready to receive them!), a blog is the way to go. As the latest phenomenon to grow out of the Web, the blog (or Web log) is a diary with a difference: Rather than speaking to yourself, you're speaking to the worldand, best of all, the world can talk back! Here to get you started is a low-priced guide to the leading free blog software: Google's Blogger. Using large color illustrations and a minimum of verbiage, this compact, tightly focused guide from best-selling author Elizabeth Castro takes you through each step of the blogging processfrom acquainting you with the interface to setting up your blog, creating your profile, posting email, adding pictures and audio, and using BlogThis to post your blog from anywhere on the Web.


   
book cover
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
publishing a blog with Blogger
By Elizabeth Castro
 
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: January 27, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-32123-5
Pages: 144
   


   Copyright
   introduction
      what you'll do
      how this book works
      the web site
      useful tools
      getting help
      an additional resource
    Chapter 1.  starting your blog
      start at blogger.com
      set up an account
      name your blog
      choose a template
      publish your first post
      the dashboard
      sign out and in
      extra bits
    Chapter 2.  writing your blog
      add a new post
      edit a post
      link to another blog
      save a draft
      publish a draft
      add formatting
      add a picture
      delete a post
      extra bits
      extra bits
    Chapter 3.  blogging from afar
      blog via email
      blog from the toolbar
      set up audioblogger
      blog via telephone
      label the audio blog
      extra bits
    Chapter 4.  personalizing your blog
      add a description
      about templates
      pick a new template
      add real links to sidebar
      remove the "about me"
      rename "archives"
      add "previous posts"
      find the right tag
      change the header
      unify the color scheme
      add a footer
      save and republish
      back up the template
      change date display
      archive by week
      specify the time zone
      extra bits
    Chapter 5.  telling others about yourself
      change the template
      view your profile
      edit your profile
      add photo to profile
      add general info
      add a blurb
      add searchable bits
      search other profiles
      format the "about me"
      extra bits
    Chapter 6.  getting others to contribute
      change your template
      leave comments
      view comments
      allow anonymity
      delete comments
      stop comments
      hide comments
      bar comments
      add a team member
      join a team blog
      format members' posts
      share responsibility
      remove a member
      extra bits
      extra bits
    Chapter 7.  hosting your blog yourself
      get a web host
      get a web domain
      change template
      switch to ftp
      enter ftp settings
      test ftp'd blog
      post to ftp'd blog
      add photos to ftp'd blog
      remove navbar
      extra bits
      extra bits
    Chapter 8.  getting the word out
      list your blog
      announce new posts
      syndicate your blog
      offer link to site feed
      let visitors email posts
      ping weblogs.com
      get indexed
      extra bits
   Appendix a.  template tags
      template tags
      template tags
      template tags
      template tags
   Index