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#1 of 4 Old 01-30-2008, 09:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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For people who aren't that computer savvy...what would you recommend as the best tutorial (book, site, other) to learn how to set up a blog? Did you all just learn by the seat of your pants by logging onto a blog site? Basically, I'm a mom that doesn't own a digital camera, doesn't know a dang about RSS feed, doesn't speak any computer lingo (I DO know how to type fast, email, internet search, write creatively)...but I'm a snail trying to make my way across a very busy internet highway of information...any/all help is appreciated.
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Hi julie anne. I think you can just jump in like I did. Get a blog going with Blogger and you can go to their help area to get specific questions answered.

You don't HAVE to have a camera. I think visual content is important though. You can link images from the internet and get them on your site.

It's not hard. You don't have to be perfect at it. Nothing will explode! Jump in--you can do it!

Crunchy check list:  2 homebirths (one accidental UC!), co-slept, no CIO, cloth diapers, home/un school, raw milk drinker (!) I am a walking cliche!! I even blog and knit...
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I just jumped in. I am not the best with computers. It was pretty easy.
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If you can send email, you can blog. Follow the steps to create an account, pick a template and start writing.

Don't worry about not owning a digital camera. I don't do a ton of pictures because I worry about copyright if they're not my own and I generally don't share pictures of my family. I believe it costs me readers who want to put faces with stories, but that's just how it is.

The best thing about RSS is that you don't have to know diddly about it. It just happens. When your blog exists, so does your RSS feed (unless you're setting it all up on your own from scratch, I guess.)

I think Blogger would be a good place for you to start.
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