I’m taking a time-out from saving money today to encourage you to start your own family blog. They are becoming the new baby books! So many of my readers link to More With Less Today from their personal blogs. I always love hearing from them and visiting their sites.
I started my blog in January of this year and I didn’t know a blog from a frog. If I can do it, you can too. You can start a free blog in minutes through Google and no-one needs to see it until you give out your blog address. You can even keep in private and only allow invited guests to your blog.
It could be a fun family project to write about your trips, milestones and to share pictures with family and friends. Yes, Facebook does the same thing, sort of, but no-one on Facebook wants to read an entire page about Johnnie’s winning goal, complete with pictures. I’m sure family and friends would love to read about it and how cool for Johnnie to see his story in print. Johnny can visit the family blog when he has kids of his own.
In a nutshell, here is how to start a free blog in Google. Go to www.google.com and sign up for a free Gmail address. If you already have one, you may want to get another separate address for your blog. Log in and go to the top tool bar and choose “more” (last choice). On the next page, choose “even more”. On the next page choose Blogger-the orange icon.
Choose a template (you can change it with a click later). Pick a name for your site, and start writing. It is really that simple. Your blog name will be firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been thinking about more than a simple family blog , perhaps one for business or to promote a product, you probably want to have your own domain name and have it be hosted you, (www.yourblogname.com.)
OK, start blogging and be sure to send me your link.
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