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Publishing a Blog with Blogger: Visual QuickProject Guide, Second Edition

Book Description

If you want to start blogging fast but don't want to get sidetracked by the details, then you need a Visual QuickProject Guide!

  • You don't need to know every feature — -you just want to know how to get your project done.

  • Full-color illustrations show you how to perform each step of your project from start to finish.

  • Low-priced — why pay more than you need?

  • In Publishing a Blog with Blogger: Visual QuickProject Guide, best-selling author, Elizabeth Castro, shows users how to get started in the wonderful world of blogging. This book features large color illustrations and a minimum of verbiage to show brand-new Blogger users each step of the blogging process.  Castro first acquaints readers with the interface and standard options, then walks them through blog setup, creating their profile, posting email, adding pictures and audio. She also covers adding widgets to a blog; tools for tracking Web traffic and following subscriber traffic; using color and customizing layouts; understanding template tags and using tags to categorize content; combating spam; understanding balance and deciding how many blog posts to have on the homepage; privacy issues; posting photos; blogging mobile; and more.

    This is ideal entry point to the blogosphere for anyone who wants to get started fast, but doesn't need to know every feature — just how to get the project done!

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. Special Thanks to...
    3. Introduction
      1. What you’ll Do
      2. How this Book Works
      3. The Web Site
      4. Blogger in Draft
      5. Useful Tools
      6. Getting Help
      7. An Additional Resource
    4. 1. Starting your Blog
      1. Start at blogger.Com
      2. Set Up an Account
      3. Name your Blog
      4. Choose a Template
      5. Publish your First Post
      6. The Dashboard
      7. Use the New Post Editor
      8. Sign Out and In
      9. Extra Bits
    5. 2. Writing your Blog
      1. Add a New Post
      2. Edit a Post
      3. Add a Link
      4. Save a Draft
      5. Publish a Draft
      6. Add Formatting
      7. Add a Jump Break
      8. Add Labels
      9. Change the Date/Time
      10. Control Commenting
      11. Delete a Post
      12. Extra Bits
    6. 3. Adding Multimedia to your Blog
      1. Upload Images
      2. Place an(other) Image
      3. Move an Image
      4. Wrap Text Around
      5. Resize an Image
      6. Remove an Image
      7. View Images on Picasa
      8. Embed YouTube Videos
      9. Add Audio
      10. Extra Bits
    7. 4. Personalizing your Blog
      1. Layout Settings
      2. Page Elements
      3. Reorder Page Elements
      4. Add a Description
      5. Add a Header Image
      6. Edit Blog Posts Area
      7. Remove a Gadget
      8. Add a Gadget
      9. Add a Link List Gadget
      10. Add Slideshow Gadget
      11. Add Labels Gadget
      12. Change Colors
      13. Change Fonts
      14. Change Date Display
      15. Archive Daily
      16. Extra Bits
    8. 5. Working with Templates
      1. Pick a New Template
      2. Adjust a New Template
      3. Edit a Template
      4. Add a Variable
      5. Use a New Variable
      6. Back up a Template
      7. Extra Bits
    9. 6. Blogging from Afar
      1. Set up SMS Blogging
      2. Blog Via SMS
      3. Set up MMS Blogging
      4. Blog Via MMS
      5. Set up Email Blogging
      6. Blog via Email
      7. Blog from the Toolbar
      8. Extra Bits
    10. 7. Telling Others About Yourself
      1. The About Me Gadget
      2. View your Profile
      3. Edit your Profile
      4. Edit Privacy Settings
      5. Edit Identity Settings
      6. Add Photo to Profile
      7. Add Audio to Profile
      8. Add General Info
      9. Add Searchable Bits
      10. Search Other Profiles
      11. Extra Bits
    11. 8. Getting Others to Contribute
      1. Leave/View Comments
      2. Allow Anonymity
      3. Require Humans
      4. Moderate Comments
      5. Get Notified
      6. Delete Comments
      7. Stop Comments
      8. Hide Comments
      9. Display Backlinks
      10. Create a Backlink
      11. Add a Blog Author
      12. Join Another’s Blog
      13. Share Responsibility
      14. Remove an Author
      15. Restrict Access
      16. Extra Bits
    12. 9. Getting the Word Out
      1. List your Blog
      2. Email New Posts
      3. Syndicate your Blog
      4. Add Subscription Links
      5. Encourage Followers
      6. Follow Other Blogs
      7. Share Posts
      8. Let Visitors Email Posts
      9. Get Indexed
      10. Track your Visitors
      11. Analyze your Traffic
      12. Extra Bits
    13. 10. Getting Paid to Blog
      1. About AdSense
      2. Set Up AdSense
      3. Add an AdSense Gadget
      4. Adjust ad Placement
      5. Add Inline Ads
      6. Use the AdSense Site
      7. Ad Units vs. Link Units
      8. Format and Colors
      9. Track Ads with Channels
      10. Name your Ad
      11. Place the Ad
      12. Track your Earnings
      13. Other Affiliate Programs
      14. Extra Bits
    14. A. Using your Own Domain
      1. Choose a Custom Domain
      2. Tell your Registrar
      3. Extra Bits