Blogger Widgets

A complete resource on how to create and manage a blog using Blogger

Beginning Google Blogger
Beginning Google Blogger
Price: $9.33 FREE for Members
Type: eBook
Released: 2010
Publisher: Apress
Page Count: 190
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1430230126
ISBN-13: 9781430230120
User Rating: 5.0000 out of 5 Stars! (1 Votes)

Are you interested in starting a blog but can’t decide on which service to use? Google’s Blogger offers many advantages over other blog publishing systems, including seamless integration with Google services and web applications. Beginning Google Blogger is a complete resource on how to create and manage a blog using Blogger. The book offers step-by-step instructions and visual aids which walk you through both the basics of Blogger and the advanced features it offers—from creating a new blog and choosing fonts and colors, and installing custom blog graphics; to converting from a 2-column to a 3-column layout, setting up a domain name and creating an online store with a built-in navigational bar. The journey from newbie to experienced blogger will be fun and challenging. You’ll learn practical applications of the most popular gadgets, search engine optimization tips, how to make money using Blogger, and, overall, taking blogging to a new level by incorporating social networking tools, using advanced blog design techniques, setting up a custom domain and creating an online store.
What you’ll learn Create a new blog and publish posts. Modify blog design, change the page layout, and install gadgets. Learn how to make money with your blog. Increase and track visitor traffic. Incorporate social networking applications. Use advanced blog design techniques and customization using HTML and CSS. Set up a custom domain. Create an online store. Who this book is for
This book is for individuals wanting to start, build, improve or maintain a blog for personal or business use.
Table of Contents1: Introduction  2: Getting Started  3: Blog Layout and Design  4: Making the Most of Your Blog 5: Setting Up a Custom Domain  6: Working with Images  7: Advanced Design and Layout 8: Setting Up a Blog Store  9: Troubleshooting and Blog Help
About the Author
Heather Wright-Porto, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and Computer/Database Programmer
Stamping, card making, scrapbooking, and paper crafting provide me a great creative outlet from every day life. I am a proud mamma of 2 (Michaela and Luke), happily married for 8 years to my husband Gerry, and have two wonderful dogs (Koda and LuLu) and two lizards (Lizzie and Leo).
My Day Job
Professionally, I have been developing databases and programming for 15+ years including MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle, Cold Fusion and other web programming platforms, HTML/JavaScript and Visual Basic. I was also a computer trainer for a while teaching adults MS Office and many graphic design applications like Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark. I have a Master's Degree in Computer Information Systems. So, blogging and assisting people with Typepad and Blogger came naturally for me and I am very happy to
help!
My Stampin’ Business
I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since Oct. 2006 and love it! I started my business because I love to stamp and have a lot of fun creating homemade cards and gifts. There is nothing better then seeing the look on my customer’s faces when they’ve completed a project!
My customers are my friends. Helping them create that perfect gift for that someone special or just for themselves is a wonderful feeling and very rewarding. I have a lot of pride in my work but it is more than just stamps and ink—it’s about sharing a part of yourself with the people you love.
Blog Services and Tools for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators
While building my stamping business I created my first blog, http://www.HandStampedByHeather.com. I use it to showcase my artwork, my samples from past and upcoming workshops. I also have links to my monthly newsletters which detail upcoming events and special promotions.
Although I enjoy blogging and really like the way my blog has come along, it can be time consuming to post regularly. It was this point as well as email from a fellow demonstrator (asking for help) which made me want to launch this business (Blogs By Heather) and help other demonstrators. I think a blog is a great asset for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and I want to help others showcase their artwork, promote themselves, and more.
The blog’s exposure and all the tutorials have opened up new opportunities and leads to business outside Stampin’ Up! demonstrators as well. I want people to be as happy as I am with my blog - that is my goal.
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