Blogs have become one of the common ways through which academic information is shared. In this regard, it is important for one to know how a blog can be created. The first thing is to decide what you are going to blog. One should choose a topic that he/she likes and has experience in. this is important in making sure that the blog can be relied on by other people since it comes from a credible source (Hussey, 2012).
The second step is to decide whether to host the blog or not to host it. In this case, an individual can host the blog him/herself or use the free blogging service to host the blog. Hosting the blog yourself requires that one has the software that is required to host the blog.
The third step is finding the domain name. This is a easy process since the blog theme is readily available. Finally, an individual has to find a web host for the blog (Jamieson, 2006). In this case, there are various companies that help in hosting blogs so one has to choose a company depending on need.
There are several features that make a blog good. A good blog should have a good theme. Even though the themes are readily available, one can modify the existing one to make it better. Tagging and RSS is another feature of a good blog. This is because this feature facilitates sorting out of blogs according to topics and also it is easy to format the blog. A good blog should also be such that it can be edited. This can be through application of italics, bolding, underlining and even changing the pictures (Hayder, 2006). The blog should also have spam protection. This is important in ensuring that the blog is clean and also appears professional. In addition, a good blog should have a back up. This ensures that even though the data is lost, there is available copy of the same work. This is important considering the fact that it takes time to come up with a blog. Generally, an individual should ensure that the important features of a blog are present in their
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