blog tools and how-tos
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If you feel like you might need some help in creating your blog,
there are a number of tutorials available. Many of these focus on
Blogger, which reflects its popularity:
Glossary: A great resource for learning the language of
blogs, from "advocacy blog" to "whoring (for
hits)." Not only does this glossary provide a grounding
in the blogging subculture, but it would make an interesting
document to use in a class to analyze the language of blogging
or trace its emergence.
This is a tutorial actually created by a student of mine in
a web authoring class. It focuses on Blogger and has numerous
graphics that lead you through the process of creating a blog
step-by-step. It also has a number of links to sites about blogging
and to blog accessories.
Getting Started: Blogger's guide to creating a blog with
their service. Not as detailed or as helpful as Blogging 101.
Tutorials: Offers links to tutorials for Blogger as well
as to the installation guides for Greymatter and Movable Type.
It also has links to installing templates for all these services
as well as links to various forums for more support.
FAQ: LiveJournal's guide to getting started with their service.