Nov 192009

I knew blogging existed for a while but never got into it. Well voila! Been an IT professional (network and system administrator for more than 17 year), I found myself a bit lazy when it came to new and latest web technology, always thought it was like fashion… It might change to fast.I have built many website, I am in fact teaching introduction to Internet and Intranet (The internet protocols, advance internet search, html, css and web site design).I also did many server and network services installation on OS like Solaris, Windows and Linux…

Over the years I have deployed many servers and many services. Was one of the first around here to install Web servers back in the day. I configure and maintain Domain name and Sendmail servers and much more, but frankly I’ve always been too busy to get into blogging and still here we are, this whole blogging concept has some merit.

It has the merit that I can put some permanent and valid information out there. I am tired of searching to only find invalid information. To many blogs post stuff that is incorrect. This blog will contribute information that actually is right. Incomplete info is not the problem it’s invalid information that is wasting our time. We don’t need this here.

Here is some information I found while seeking on how to add a blog on my own website.

First of all if you have a website – why would you blog on someone else’s website instead of yours? You should know that blogs are great for bringing attention to your website. It allows for you to be seen and for your website to be known and to be appreciated by search engines.

Do you have a website? Maybe you don’t want to create HTML and CSS yourself so I would suggest some free website templates or you can even create a site from a CMS (Content management). It’s actually a web site you extract in your website’s home directory, this will allow you to create web pages easily and manage them from an administration page thus called a CMS.

Check OpenSourceCMS for free CMS template.

It is very easy to add a blog. For example you could only need to create a sub directory called blog under you website, then put a CMS blog like WordPress, which consist of extracting a zip file into that directory. The 5 minutes installation instructions was all I needed to start blogging. But maybe you would like to choose another one, look here for Blog templates. This link will allow you to see and compare how they score and choose which one is better suited to you.

Maybe some more reading will be needed. Let me suggest some steps on how to nicely start a web site and blogging.

Create your own site, you already have a theme in mind, may be eCommerce theme will help. If you already do host a website you may want to promote it some more, then maybe you’ve got a few extra hints and tips you might need in order to get more traffic on your website.

1. Add a Blog to your website, using one of the following: I chose www.wordpress.com and I added a plugin, may be a statistic plugin so you will know if someone actually read you. You will have to create an account with WordPress to activate the plugin. You need an API code.

2. Create a Feed Manager to help bring more traffic to your blog with, the latest Google’s www.feedburner.com

3. Add your Blog FEED to your personal Google home page – www.google.com/ig

4. Use the following FREE resources to ping your blog & promote your site all over the internet

6. I have read that adding a Google site map is great. It helps getting found.

7. And don’t forget to add new content to your blog often may be every day, so it’s fresh, hot, and will attract all the automated bots to keep checking for new stuff on your site.

8. Have you used Google AdSense to make money with your website?

9. read some more useful info there… and know that while using Word Press it automatically send out info on your post updates to ping-o-matic.

Hope this helps. Thanks for reading.

Rejean.

5 Responses to “How to add a blog on my own website?”

  1. vegge says:

    Great this is just what I needed.

  2. lucfilion says:

    Wheeeou! I would rather use a service providers’ blog for a 5-minute setup and you’re all set! As far as smaller companies are concerned, at least!

  3. Rejean says:

    The way I see it, this is particularly useful for smaller companies since they are the one that need better visibility on the net. For some people it’s not that much of a work… the 5 min installation procedure from WP is quite easy to do.. if you already have your server.

  4. What’s up, yes this paragraph is genuinely nice and I have learned lot of things from it about blogging. thanks.

  5. harriett-dominquez says:

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but
    your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back in the future. Cheers

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