How to Start a Blog

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Find a host: The Web is full of services to help you get set up, says Brad Hill, author of Blogging for Dummies. " is free and simple to use," he suggests. Other free starting points include Yahoo! 360 (360. and MSN Spaces ( 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.

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