If you are an avid reader of blogs, it's time to take the leap and start one of your own!
Decide what to write about. There are many types of blogs from the intensely personal ones that chronicle journeys in parenting and document life's milestones to resource blogs and pure review blogs. Decide which kind you want to be or not.
Create an account. Blogger is my blogging platform of choice for free services that are easy to set up. With a variety of templates to choose from, you can choose a look that's right for you and always look towards more professional blog design somewhere down the road if that's a path you'd like to take.
Figure out if you want your site public or private. A public site is available for everyone to see who might happen upon it whereas you can maintain privacy on a password-protected site. Blogger allows both and if one day you decide that your private site should become public, you can choose to share it by clicking a single button.
Write your first post. The first post always causes writers' block and questions about whether or not to blog in the first place. Your first post doesn't have to be a profound life work but should be an expression of you. Don't worry, you can always go back and edit or delete it if you don't like it later!
Click publish! Voila! You are a blogger! Congratulations!
Leticia Barr is a seasoned blogger who writes about technology for children and families at her Tech Savvy Mama site. She now writes weekly columns for LeapFrog and Mom Blog Magazine and has freelanced for T-Mobile and Parenting.com. Early in Leticia's blogging career, she spent a year serving as the original Being Savvy Washington DC City Editor!
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