Blogging Basics for Beginners {Upcoming Series}

I'm excited to announce a new 12-week series that will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. I've partnered with James -- who contributes regularly to Life Your Way on all things blogging -- to bring you Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog.…

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Common Blogging Terms {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. After our announcement post a couple weeks ago, we heard from so many of you who were anxiously awaiting…

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Choosing a Domain Name & Setting Up WordPress {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. This week we're going to talk about choosing a domain name and setting up Wordpress.org with a Hostgator hosting…

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Setting Up the Twenty Eleven Theme {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. As we mentioned in the introductory post, the beauty of Wordpress is the ability to customize your site --…

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Setting Up RSS Feeds and Email Subscriptions {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. Now that we have our blog installed and our theme selected as well as any customizations, we want to…

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Using Plugins…and a List of Our Favorites {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. Wordpress has many features and extras that can enhance your blogging experience. However, much of that requires the ability…

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Adding Widgets to Your Blog {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. Wordpress makes it easy to enhance your blog with the use of plugins. In addition, adding useful information to…

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Understanding Basic HTML {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. While Wordpress offers many automated ways to change and enhance content on your blog in addition to providing a…

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How to Monetize a New Blog in Three Steps

The following guest post is from Lisa Morosky, author of The Bootstrap VA: So you've set up a new blog. You've just started cranking out content, but already you're wondering how you can make some money (because everyone else seems to be!). Some people will say you shouldn't even try to monetize a new blog…

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Creating Posts & Pages {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. Creating posts is really the most basic part of blogging. Posts allow you to share your tips, ideas, inspiration…

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