• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

March 3, 2008

How to Start a Blog

How To Start Your Own Blog

Photo Credit: E. Segatini/Getty Images

Special Offer

Find a host: The Web is full of services to help you get set up, says Brad Hill, author of Blogging for Dummies. "Blogger.com is free and simple to use," he suggests. Other free starting points include Yahoo! 360 (360. yahoo.com) and MSN Spaces (spaces.msn.com). Choose a name: Give your site a simple name that represents what it's about. "Search engines need to recognize a connection between your blog's title and its content," says Hill. Beat blogger's block: At a loss for words? Don't force it. "New bloggers often stare at the screen with a blank mind," says Hill. Just be yourself.

Connect with Marie Claire:
daily giveaway
Unlimited Brunch!

Unlimited Brunch!

enter now
You Know You Want More
More From Lifestyle Features
6 Film Noir Femme Fatales We'd Love To Be

Classic style and seduction tips we can learn from.

How to Summer-Proof Your Phone

A few tools can protect you from disaster.

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Owning a Dog

No more all-night outings, last-minute travel, or sleeping in.

post a comment

Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.