We have explained what a blog is or, to put it another way, we have defined the term what does blog stand for, so let us develop our blog knowledge further. What then do you need to know about blogging and how exactly do you get started in the blog industry? One important thing to bear in mind is that blogs or blogging is an industry that is growing rapidly.

It doesn’t seem that long ago when the word blog was a totally new concept and such a mystery to many bit now people’s knowledge and understanding of blogs and how to blog increases every day.

Did you know that in July 2006 there were in the region of 50 million blogs being tracked by Technorati. By February 2011 this figure had risen to 156 million. As you can see that is some growth. Therefore, to be a blogging success you need to know what techniques work and which ones do not. Using the right techniques will help you to see positive results with your blog in no time at all.

Well how exactly do we begin?

If you are new to blogging and have never used a blog at all before, then it may be best to start out as simple as possible. With simplicity in mind you should begin by experimenting with setting up your first blog on Blogger. This is the simplest route whereby you will not be required to purchase a domain name, no hosting fees and, all in all, very little hassle. To set up on Blogger you will need to follow three easy steps.

The first thing you do is to go to Blogger.com. From here you can acquire all the information you need to set up a new account. You will need both a username and a display name. You will have to provide an email address and a password for your protection.

After this has been done you simply select a template for whatever style of blog appeals to you the most and begin to post to your blog. How simple was that? There you go, entering the blogosphere isn’t as hard as you may have thought it was. You now have a good idea of what it means to blog for fun.

However, if making money from your blog is your objective then to make money you will have to get a lot more in depth. For instance, you will have to choose an interesting topic to blog about.

For those of you that already have your own domain, you can easily download another program for blogging called WordPress. This can usually be installed with just one click of the mouse from your domain hosting account – for example from Hostgator’s Control Panel. Once this program is installed all you have to do is follow the instructions for logging in and begin posting right away. After experimenting with either of these blogging programs for a short while you are ready to move on to more interesting blogging.

Although this article seems to imply that blogging is a fairly simple process, undoubtedly you may encounter hiccups along the way as you start out. Having said that once you do overcome these early issues you will ultimately see that in fact blogging is fairly straightforward and a great way to establish your online presence.

Happy Blogging!!

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