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Posterous

The main idea behind Posterous is to let bloggers blog using email. Simply email your articles to Posterous and they do the rest. If you insert image or video links, they will show up as embedded!

The simplicity makes Posterous the best blogging service today for people that are not that “tech savy”.

Great for:
– blogging
– photo sharing
– cross-posting

 

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Blogger – Googles Blogging platform

Blogger (same as Blogspot) is Google’s own blogging tool. Easy to use, comes in many languages and very competent. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com

Google have created a strong set of support resoruces associated with Blogger: http://bit.ly/H4Ydkk however below is my playlist of useful youtube videos to help you get started

Blogger has the following limitations on content storage and bandwidth, per user account*:

  • Number of blogs = Unlimited
  • Size of pages = Individual pages (the main page of a blog or archive pages) are limited to 1 MB
  • Number of labels = 2,000 unique labels per blog, 20 unique labels per post
  • Number of pictures (hyperlinked from user’s Picasa Web Album) = Up to 1 GB of free storage
  • Size of pictures = If posted via Blogger Mobile, limited 250 KB per picture; posted pictures are scaled to 800px[14]
  • Team members (those that can write to a blog) = 100
  • Stand-Alone Page = Limited to 20 stand-alone pages

* Retrieved from Google support – http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=42348

Blogging through WordPress

WordPress is a fabulous facility that allows any member of the public to create their own blog / website.  A blog is a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. There are a selection of tools available to help you with your blog; the most common of which is “WordPress”.

There are two different sites –  WordPress.com and WordPress.org

WordPress.org is the website where the free WordPress software can be downloaded. For no charge, WordPress.org provides downloadable blog software, community mailing lists, community support forums, documentation, and free themes and plugins.

WordPress.com is different. You do not have to download software, pay for hosting or manage a web server. When you sign up for a WordPress.com blog, you will get a URL like “andy.wordpress.com” or you can map a domain so your blog is available at “example.com” without the “.wordpress.com” portion.  You do not control the software or the database; FTP and shell access are not included. As a result most first time bloggers opt for wordpress.com. For more information on the differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org please click the link below

http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

The selection of video tutorials below are taken from YouTube and will help you to set up your own blog through WordPress.com. Click on the small box in the bottom left of the youtube screen to get the full list of youtube tutorials available through this list

I also have collated a series of links related to blogs and they are available through http://www.diigo.com/user/markglynn/blogs