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Create a Personal Blog

WA Book on TipsFor many Baby Boomers we wonder if we have enough “material” to create a personal blog, to actually create our own website.  It’s often thought that we have to be a web master or designer to venture onto the internet road.

 

Nothing could be further from the truth!

 

We also ask, “Will people want to read what I write?  Why?”  Because we have a story to tell about who we are and what we have experienced.

 

We are real people with real stories to tell! [Read more…]

Set Up Free Website

Build Your WebsiteI’m sure all of us Baby Boomers have heard that “the best things in life are free”.  While that’s true, some things that are free can also require a lot of time and energy.

  • So you’ve found a free website now how do you set it up?

  • Did it come with instructions?

If you are still looking for a website host I have a number of things that I think you need to be aware of before you “buy”…even when it’s free.  Look before you leap…read before you sign. [Read more…]

Learn and Build a Website

Field of Dreams

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I’m sure we’ve all heard “If you build it they will come”.  This is a great line from a great movie, Field of Dreams.  So appropriate for the movie…not so much if you want to learn and build a website!

 

Remember high school, college, or university?  Why did we go, because we had nothing better to do?  No, but because we had to learn something before we could do something…and earn from it!

 

Starting your own website is no different…LEARN IT…BUILD IT! [Read more…]

What Do I Blog About?

“Location!  Location!  Location!”

How often have we heard that when we are buying a house.  In the world of blogging it can be described as, “Niche!, Niche!  Niche!”Blogging should make you happey

What do I blog about when there are over three billion blog references on Google?  I suspect many of us have asked that question when we were just getting started.  Whether you are writing

  • a blog diary,
  • about your travels,
  • for your family,
  • or even to make extra retirement money,

…you need to decide where you will fit within any of those.

You must decide on what your specific niche will be.  As an example, if you were to blog about your travels you need to know that if you type “travel blogs” into Google you are going to get over one billion hits.  If your goal is to have a public website and be read, then you need to narrow down your niche.

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What Is A Blog?

What is this magical, mystical thing called a blog?

I’m sure we’ve all heard of it, read of it, talked of it…but what is a blog?

Definition of a blog

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a blog as: “a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections and comments”.  I would like to add that it also could contain pictures or videos.  But a blog can be so many different things.

Simply put, a blog is you writing something regularly about your chosen subject!  Except the writing is actually typing and the something is posted on the internet for everyone to read, if you so choose.  That’s it, a blog is sharing.  Ever typed a letter on a computer or filled out a form electronically?  Blogging is taking that a step further and posting quality articles about your passion ;and within your niche. [Read more…]

Best Free Blog Sites

How often do you check into something, knowing that there will be a price tag, usually at the bottom…

…after the “sell job” is over?  Even when it says FREE, you’re waiting for the catch, and this includes those companies stating that they have the best free blog sites.

Fair enough, but here’s the reality:How do you find the best free blog sites?

  • You want to start a blog
  • You know you will need a website
  • You’re convinced that “nothing in life is free”

If you are considering starting a blog you will need your own website and you will need to decide if you are going to pay for hosting services or if “free” is actually an option.  Let me tell you…it is! [Read more…]

Can You Start a Blog Site?

Welcome back to my blogging journey.  In this entry, I want to talk about starting a blog site and why you would do this.  Sometimes a little frightening but also a lot of fun!

There are so many ways that we as Baby Boomers have to express ourselves…why not a website!Can you start a blog?

Whether through

  • conversation,
  • letters,
  • editorials,
  • or even public speaking.

So why choose to start a blog site?  This is going on the internet and will be available for everyone one to read and comment.  It has gone beyond just thinking about something or having a “coffee-shop” discussion.  It is now in the public domain worldwide. [Read more…]