Set Up Your Own Blog Free

Written by Jim Edwards

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So if you're publishingrepparttar family blog, this one might offer more ofrepparttar 141802 user-friendly options you need.

The one drawback to using free services always comes back torepparttar 141803 age-old saying, "You get what you pay for!"

These free blog services come with virtually zero customer support, so if you can't figure it out on your own, good luck finding anyone to assist you.

If you don't mind paying $5 a month, you can get a full- featured weblog at that offers a decent level of customer support.

The blogs available here offer many more features than Blogger or MSN, but also require you to understand a bit more about blogging's more advanced features like "trackback links" and "pinging" blog directories to let them know you've updated your blog (so others can come take a look at your new material).

Regardless of whether you chooserepparttar 141804 free or paid option, using a hosted blogging solution rates best when getting started.

However, once your blog really starts to take off and you find you need more "bells and whistles," you may want to consider upgrading to a more sophisticated blogging solution.

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How To Create A Theme For Your Book

Written by Marvin D. Cloud

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4.Situaterepparttar Introduction The introduction has one main goal—it must get attention. It's kind of like being onrepparttar 141652 dating scene. Speaking from a male perspective, in most cases you have only a couple of seconds to make a good impression. And judging fromrepparttar 141653 lines I've overheard, many would-be suitors need to work on their game.

Introductions can be successfully made by asking a poignant question or by giving valuable insight or information atrepparttar 141654 very beginning. Although humor can also be used, it should be used sparingly, because hilarity is very subjective. The primary result ofrepparttar 141655 theme is to motivaterepparttar 141656 writer in you; however, its dual purpose is to enable you to quickly convey your book idea to either a single reader or a full audience.

5. Set Forthrepparttar 141657 Conclusion The way your "elevator pitch" ends isrepparttar 141658 most esteemed, distinct component. Like a proud parent who is always pulling out photos, you must make others see that your personal bestseller is worth getting excited about. The previous four steps will mean nothing to your reader until you presentrepparttar 141659 conclusion you have attained from your soul-searching analysis. This is where many people's effort falls short.

The conclusion should repeatrepparttar 141660 subject supposition. But to keep from being redundant, you may state it in a different way. The last sentence is very important sincerepparttar 141661 conclusion will also endrepparttar 141662 theme. Your last words will reside for a while inrepparttar 141663 subconscious of your readers or hearers.

6. Solidify Everything Together The final step in creating your theme is putting all ofrepparttar 141664 previous steps together in a way that will allow them to flow, fluidly. You must be able to "put your finger on it," and anyone who hears it must be able to "get it." Remember, it is an elevator speech that must make sense and you must be able to deliver it in about 30 seconds.

Marvin D. Cloud is founder of and author of "Get Off The Pot: How to Stop Procrastinating and Write Your Personal Bestseller in 90 Days." Visit http.// and grab a free copy of the "Get Off The Pot" newsletter, dedicated to motivating ordinary people to write, publish and sell their books faster, efficient, and more cost-effective.

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