if I were you, I wouldn’t start from here

29 August, 2005 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

If you're thinking of starting your own blog, I wouldn't start here! Mandy put me on to blogSpirit, a site that, like Blogger, gives you free blogging facilities. Unlike Blogger, it's fully featured. For a start, the interface for editing is far, far more user-friendly. You don't have to play with html coding and templates unless you want to do things like add banners etc (in which case, all the things you've learned through Blogger will be of great help!). You can create categories, allowing you to save your posts under different subject headings. You can add music and books (put in the ISBN number and you get an image of the book from Amazon). You can also put photo albums on the site, with a delightful slideshow feature. Basically, you get all the sorts of features that you'll usually have to go to a hosted provider like TypePad for – and all for free! One natty feature is that you can put a link on your site to another blog, and if you fill in their RSS feed URL (ie for syndication), people can read their blog without leaving your site.

I'm in the throes of constructing a blog there on reflections on the lectionary. I was asked some time ago if I'd do that for URC ministers and lay preachers, so I'm getting round to it now. It's called disclosing new worlds. It's very much under construction, but if you want to have a look at what blogSpirit offers, you're welcome to have a look. I'd welcome comments and suggestions, anyway!

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