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How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by Nobody: 8:26am On Mar 25, 2016
I put off starting a blog for a long time because I thought it would be hard. I thought it would be technical. I thought I'd have to install scripts and tear my hair out getting them to work. At that point, most of what I'd read about blogs and RSS was just so much geek-speak.

Was I ever wrong!

When I finally got the courage to give it a go, I went to blogger.com and signed up for an account. To my amazement, I had a blog set up in about 5 minutes. My first post was uploaded to my site about 10 minutes later.

The only thing even remotely technical I was required to do was enter the FTP settings for the website my blog would be published on. But even that wasn't a requirement. With Blogger, you can set up a blog on their site, Blogspot, and not even worry about FTP settings.

Since then, I've started 3 Blogger blogs on different sites. Blogger remains one of the most popular blog applications in the world simply because it is so simple to use and set up. If you're a technophobe or don't have the time to learn something completely new, I would urge you to drop by Blogger.com and take a look. You could be blogging - and enjoying the benefits - almost immediately.

Another very simple blogging tool is Wordpress. This blog is my first Wordpress blog, and I'm very impressed with how powerful it is - as well as simple.

Wordpress is installed on your own website, but don't let that stop you. Most hosts that have Cpanel already have Wordpress ready for you to install. Look in your Cpanel for the Fantastico application, click it open, and then choose Wordpress to install. It will automatically install it on your site for you, and you can start blogging right away.

If your host doesn't already include Wordpress in the scripts on your server, you can still pick it up at:

http://wordpress.org/

Then go to the Wordpress Wiki for instructions on how to install it in 5 minutes:

http://wiki.wordpress.org/?pagename=5MinuteInstallation

Wordpress is free, open-source software. It is very simple to install, even for technophobes, and has a lot of online documentation. There are also many sites with free Wordpress add-ons and templates. I'm using a template for this blog that I picked up at Alex King's site:

http://www.alexking.org/index.php?content=software/wordpress/styles.php

The Wordpress Wiki is a wealth of information on all things Wordpress, including installation instructions, help files, a long list of template sites, and all kinds of hacks and extras you can use to modify your blog and make it original.

If you're a Wordpress user, another place to visit is the Wordpress discussion forum:

http://wordpress.org/support/

If you're a new blogger, both Wordpress and Blogger are very user friendly. There isn't a long learning curve. And you won't have to learn any new technical tricks. Why not give one of them a try?

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by Nobody: 8:39am On Mar 25, 2016
please feel free to drop your questions and i would relied back as i see your comments
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by josephsly(m): 6:54am On Apr 18, 2016
ok........

so which host is cheaper and better to use with wordpress?
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by Nobody: 6:43am On Apr 19, 2016
I think blogger is easier than WordPress. Well, WordPress is prettier than blogger.

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by tolu4you: 6:46am On Apr 19, 2016
Blogging for......?
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by Techgoon(m): 6:47am On Apr 19, 2016
na you be cause of problem..blogging in 5 minutes ....its that easy right...
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by horllamy(m): 6:47am On Apr 19, 2016
mosesabah:
I put off starting a blog for a long time because I thought it would be hard. I thought it would be technical. I thought I'd have to install scripts and tear my hair out getting them to work. At that point, most of what I'd read about blogs and RSS was just so much geek-speak.

Was I ever wrong!

When I finally got the courage to give it a go, I went to blogger.com and signed up for an account. To my amazement, I had a blog set up in about 5 minutes. My first post was uploaded to my site about 10 minutes later.

The only thing even remotely technical I was required to do was enter the FTP settings for the website my blog would be published on. But even that wasn't a requirement. With Blogger, you can set up a blog on their site, Blogspot, and not even worry about FTP settings.

Since then, I've started 3 Blogger blogs on different sites. Blogger remains one of the most popular blog applications in the world simply because it is so simple to use and set up. If you're a technophobe or don't have the time to learn something completely new, I would urge you to drop by Blogger.com and take a look. You could be blogging - and enjoying the benefits - almost immediately.

Another very simple blogging tool is Wordpress. This blog is my first Wordpress blog, and I'm very impressed with how powerful it is - as well as simple.

Wordpress is installed on your own website, but don't let that stop you. Most hosts that have Cpanel already have Wordpress ready for you to install. Look in your Cpanel for the Fantastico application, click it open, and then choose Wordpress to install. It will automatically install it on your site for you, and you can start blogging right away.

If your host doesn't already include Wordpress in the scripts on your server, you can still pick it up at:

http://wordpress.org/

Then go to the Wordpress Wiki for instructions on how to install it in 5 minutes:

http://wiki.wordpress.org/?pagename=5MinuteInstallation

Wordpress is free, open-source software. It is very simple to install, even for technophobes, and has a lot of online documentation. There are also many sites with free Wordpress add-ons and templates. I'm using a template for this blog that I picked up at Alex King's site:

http://www.alexking.org/index.php?content=software/wordpress/styles.php

The Wordpress Wiki is a wealth of information on all things Wordpress, including installation instructions, help files, a long list of template sites, and all kinds of hacks and extras you can use to modify your blog and make it original.

If you're a Wordpress user, another place to visit is the Wordpress discussion forum:

http://wordpress.org/support/

If you're a new blogger, both Wordpress and Blogger are very user friendly. There isn't a long learning curve. And you won't have to learn any new technical tricks. Why not give one of them a try?

Am also interesting in how to create blogs
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by DanceVille(m): 6:47am On Apr 19, 2016
Would blogging stop the fuel scarcity and low standard of living in this country?


Blogging ko... Logging ni.

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by bnanzip(m): 6:48am On Apr 19, 2016
ok
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by Frabidel(f): 6:49am On Apr 19, 2016
you are so on point...nice post.

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by lonelydora: 6:49am On Apr 19, 2016
If this post is true and works, why is everybody not yet famous like Linda?

Same thing as those boys selling books titled "How to be wealthy in 30 minutes"

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by eleojo23: 6:50am On Apr 19, 2016
The issue is not really about starting but how to maintain the blog and keep it running.
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by deathmen12: 6:51am On Apr 19, 2016
Gud
mosesabah:
I put off starting a blog for a long time because I thought it would be hard. I thought it would be technical. I thought I'd have to install scripts and tear my hair out getting them to work. At that point, most of what I'd read about blogs and RSS was just so much geek-speak.

Was I ever wrong!

When I finally got the courage to give it a go, I went to blogger.com and signed up for an account. To my amazement, I had a blog set up in about 5 minutes. My first post was uploaded to my site about 10 minutes later.

The only thing even remotely technical I was required to do was enter the FTP settings for the website my blog would be published on. But even that wasn't a requirement. With Blogger, you can set up a blog on their site, Blogspot, and not even worry about FTP settings.

Since then, I've started 3 Blogger blogs on different sites. Blogger remains one of the most popular blog applications in the world simply because it is so simple to use and set up. If you're a technophobe or don't have the time to learn something completely new, I would urge you to drop by Blogger.com and take a look. You could be blogging - and enjoying the benefits - almost immediately.

Another very simple blogging tool is Wordpress. This blog is my first Wordpress blog, and I'm very impressed with how powerful it is - as well as simple.

Wordpress is installed on your own website, but don't let that stop you. Most hosts that have Cpanel already have Wordpress ready for you to install. Look in your Cpanel for the Fantastico application, click it open, and then choose Wordpress to install. It will automatically install it on your site for you, and you can start blogging right away.

If your host doesn't already include Wordpress in the scripts on your server, you can still pick it up at:

http://wordpress.org/

Then go to the Wordpress Wiki for instructions on how to install it in 5 minutes:

http://wiki.wordpress.org/?pagename=5MinuteInstallation

Wordpress is free, open-source software. It is very simple to install, even for technophobes, and has a lot of online documentation. There are also many sites with free Wordpress add-ons and templates. I'm using a template for this blog that I picked up at Alex King's site:

http://www.alexking.org/index.php?content=software/wordpress/styles.php

The Wordpress Wiki is a wealth of information on all things Wordpress, including installation instructions, help files, a long list of template sites, and all kinds of hacks and extras you can use to modify your blog and make it original.

If you're a Wordpress user, another place to visit is the Wordpress discussion forum:

http://wordpress.org/support/

If you're a new blogger, both Wordpress and Blogger are very user friendly. There isn't a long learning curve. And you won't have to learn any new technical tricks. Why not give one of them a try?
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by aqeelah: 6:51am On Apr 19, 2016
what is the benefit

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by soleexx(m): 6:53am On Apr 19, 2016
I'm a webDesigner and a Developer...Do I really need to blog?...and I work with dreamwavers
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by abtechy: 6:53am On Apr 19, 2016
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by bnanzip(m): 6:55am On Apr 19, 2016
Knowing Programming is the best. But Nigerians will not look forward to hard and longterm goals that pay off better than the short and easy ones.
This is the cause of Nigeria's set back.
Learn the entire programming instead of the short cut

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by folks4luv(f): 6:57am On Apr 19, 2016
the interesting part is that once u set up d blog in like 5 minutes like d op said, u v overcome d fear and ur mind is now more opened the to learn new things to improve ur blog
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by moderatorr: 6:58am On Apr 19, 2016
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by bnanzip(m): 6:59am On Apr 19, 2016
soleexx:
I'm a webDesiging and a Developer...Do I really need to blog?...and I work with dreamwavers
Your own case is from the village.
If you are a web designer, how comes you do not even know what blogging is all about? and please when you use dreamweaver, do not disgrace the programmers association by calling yourself a Web designer or developer.

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by Nobody: 6:59am On Apr 19, 2016
The world needs more Nigerians to answer questions extensively on quora and not more bloggers. We already have more blogs than readers to consume them.

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by Nobody: 7:00am On Apr 19, 2016
Nice post...can i open a blog with a tablet
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by bnanzip(m): 7:08am On Apr 19, 2016
charix:
The world needs more Nigerians to answer questions extensively on quora and not more bloggers. We already have more blogs than readers to consume them.
You make sense bro
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by slyrone(m): 7:13am On Apr 19, 2016
horllamy:


Am also interesting in how to create blogs
this ur grammar fit give man pikin migraine

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by ITbomb(m): 7:17am On Apr 19, 2016
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by dasphinx1(m): 7:28am On Apr 19, 2016
charix:
The world needs more Nigerians to answer questions extensively on quora and not more bloggers. We already have more blogs than readers to consume them.

#true

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Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by horllamy(m): 7:39am On Apr 19, 2016
slyrone:
this ur grammar fit give man pikin migraine

Really grin
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by nellyelitz(m): 7:44am On Apr 19, 2016
bnanzip:
Knowing Programming is the best. But Nigerians will not look forward to hard and longterm goals that pay off better than the short and easy ones.
This is the cause of Nigeria's set back.
Learn the entire programming instead of the short cut
you're very correct brother, but I don't understand what you mean by learning the entire programming q
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by sexaddict08(m): 7:52am On Apr 19, 2016
bloggers thread.
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by Weddingplus: 8:04am On Apr 19, 2016
nice from weddingplus Nigeria
Re: How To Get Started With Blogging In Less Than 5minutes by nuelzy: 8:05am On Apr 19, 2016
soleexx:
I'm a webDesiging and a Developer...Do I really need to blog?...and I work with dreamwavers
hmmm...u dont need a blog since "u re a 'webdesiging' and a developer" lipsrsealed

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