May 17

Blogging with WordPress Part 9

How a blog is different from a regular website
In our opinion, blogging is the easiest way to get a website at present. Within 30 minutes you can register a domain name with hostgator.com, guy the hatchling package, which has very robust features for $9.95 a month, and has a cpanel and what is called the Fantastico suite, which includes WordPress. Once your DNS propagates, you can load up WordPress from the fantastico suite, and start blogging. It is literally that fast. If you can type, you can blog. If you can follow instructions, you can blog.
Best of all, all you need is an internet connection. You don’t need any fancy programs to upload files or edit them. WordPress has both a WYSISYG interface (what you see is what you get) and an HTML interface if you want to look and see what the HTML code looks like.
The 2 WordPress themes that are pre-loaded have pre-set style sheets to make your matieral look attractive. What more do you need? It is only if you want to get more fancy that you might consider adding a theme.
But otherwise, you can literally start blogging within half an hour.
Best of all, thanks to categories, you can organize your site easily. With a regular website, when you add a new page, you usually have to end up editing one or more other pages in order to point to the new page and make it accessible. With WordPress and other blogs, it will appear as soon as you create it, or when you queue it to be launched.  It is instant gratification once you enter your writing and hit the publish button.

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