I’m excited that you want to start a blog or a website. eQuipping for eMinistry is here to help you!
I recommend this article as a minimum amount of research on the different blogging platforms. (For free options in general, blogger would be one of the easiest for a beginner; wordpress.com is becoming the most popular platform). I also wrote WordPress or Blogspot or Tumblr? to help you choose a platform with examples of these platforms by Campus Crusade bloggers.
If you want to pay for your own unique URL (for example, SteveAndSherryStaff.org instead of SteveAndSherryStaff.wordpress.com), this article will help you think through whether you would want to pay for wordpress.org instead of wordpress.com (this isn’t your only option; I’m just trying to keep this simple for you).
- How to Write with Flair
- 4 Things Your Website Needs from Social Media
- Using HOT Topics
- 5 Things to Remember When Taking an Outdoor Portrait
- The Craft of Writing… Well
- WordPress or Blogspot or Tumblr?
How to blog
The internet has videos and advice on how to get started with any of the platforms you choose. Try one of these complete tutorials for wordpress.com
Just from my own experience, I’ve used both wordpress.com and wordpress.org to build a website. I highly recommend these as easy-to-do options. Keynote offers WordPress help and the Cru Blog Starter Kit (templates and instructions for a quick Cru website).
- Tutorial posts on e4e about blogging
- Tutorial posts on e4e about websites
- LifeWidget.com (widgets for your blog or website by Keynote)
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