Set Up Your Own Blog Free

Written by Jim Edwards

I've received a lot of email lately from people asking how they can set up their own blogs for family, friends, or business purposes without spending much money or hiring an expensive programmer or web developer.

Well, ask no more because I will now show you exactly how to get your own blog without dipping too far into your own pocket (if at all) and get up and running, even if you don't have your own website, hosting account, or domain name.

You basically get two choices when it comes to setting up a blog: host it yourself, or use a service that hostsrepparttar blog for you.

Each one carries advantages based on your level of skill, experience and how many options you want to add to your blog.

If you choose to host your blog on your own website, then you can pick from a number of different options, including and

However, if you don't want to host it yourself, you can also go to, put inrepparttar 141802 term "free blog" and obtain a long list of services that will host a blog for you, either free of charge or for a fee.

Probablyrepparttar 141803 best-known free blog service resides at

Recently purchased by Google, Blogger boasts thousands of blogs on topics ranging from ecommerce to pet manners.

Blogger enables you to set up a functional blog in about 5 minutes and start posting your thoughts, rants, or family facts withrepparttar 141804 world.

Log on to and find another free option offered by Microsoft's online service, MSN.

This service makes it a bit easier to share photos than Blogger, which requires a separate software tool called Picasa (also available from Google for free).

MSN's blogger service also seems to appeal more to individuals sharing their thoughts than to businesses trying to scare up new customers or get their links crawled by search engine spiders (another advantage of publishing a blog).

How To Create A Theme For Your Book

Written by Marvin D. Cloud

There are six steps to creating a theme for your book: select a subject, specify a supposition statement, sketch three points, situaterepparttar introduction, set forthrepparttar 141652 conclusion, and solidify everything together.

1. Select A Subject Briefly describe what your book is about. It is not necessary to go into every aspect or element. Think about whom you are and what your experiences have been. One thing for certain, it may be easier to write about you than to write about others or to write fiction.

Also, have you learned at least one life lesson? One sure-fire way of selecting a subject is to think about why you believe your story will make a good book. List all ofrepparttar 141653 reasons you can think of, including triumphs and failures, lessons learned, friendships forged, betrayals, experiences, etc. There are thousands of subjects you can write about in any given story.

2. Specify a Supposition Statement Do you know why you are writing? Everyone writes for different reasons. Think of your supposition statement as a point you are trying to get over to your readers. Therefore, you should not be afraid to develop your beliefs, judgments and attitudes toward your chosen topic.

If you are truly telling your story, it will be a mistake to remain dispassionate. Whatever your point is, it needs to be clear. Just as there are thousands of possible topics,repparttar 141654 subject you choose can have thousands of possible supposition statements.

3. Sketch Three Points I believerepparttar 141655 theme should be developed beforerepparttar 141656 topic. I also believe it is better to developrepparttar 141657 "middle" paragraphs before writingrepparttar 141658 introduction. As a minister, I am often called on to introduce guest speakers at my church and other affairs. I've found it to be much easier to introduce someone after I've gotten to know them.

The same goes for writing. Althoughrepparttar 141659 introduction isrepparttar 141660 first thing that is read, it is easier to introduce something after you know more about it. The more acquainted you are with your subject,repparttar 141661 easierrepparttar 141662 introduction will be to write. So, before your introduction, dividerepparttar 141663 essence of your theme into three key points. Begin by writing your supposition statement atrepparttar 141664 top of a piece of paper. Think of and write down any sustaining points that are in agreement with your supposition statement. Try for at least ten points, but after careful consideration, narrowrepparttar 141665 list down to three. Write a short paragraph centered upon each point.

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