How To Start a Blog

You have something to say, and blogs provide a place to say it and be heard. Many blogs are written to help people who may be going through similar situations. Or maybe you’d like to blog about a personal interest or hobby. Maybe you’d like to influence political change. Truth is, the path to blogging success is to simply blog for you. Write about what makes you happy and the challenges you face every day. The rest will take care of itself. We decided to get you started on WordPress. There are other free blogging platforms, but learning WordPress will help you if you ever want to make blogging a career Learn more at Step 1 Type into the URL window or what’s called the Address Bar at the top of the screen. Step 2 Click the large orange “Sign up now” button that is over on the top right side of your screen. Step 3 Choose a user name. It doesn’t have to be unique (like it does on Twitter). So just pick something easy, like your first name or your initials and a number that has significance (birthdate, anniversary, graduation year, etc.). Choose a password that is easy to remember but not overly obvious. Fill in your email address. If you don’t have one, go to the instructions on how to set up a FREE GMail account, then come back to these instructions. That last box called “Legal flotsam” is the standard privacy and service info. Please feel free to read it and make your own decisions as to whether you want to join WordPress. But if it’s all