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    Does anyone on here have a blog? I have one on my website but I'm looking to change it to a 'proper' blog site like blogger, wordpress etc. Does anyone have any advice on which ones are best/which ones to avoid?
    Thanks
    Lynsey
    Visit my Etsy store http://swirlyarts.etsy.com
    My daily thoughts! http://swirlyarts.blogspot.com
    My blog of cute stuff http://cuteable.com



  • #2
    Blogger

    Hi Lynsey
    I have a blog and it's through Blogger, it's free and is really easy to use. I haven't had any experience with any other blogging systems so I can't give you any further advice but this can be a start!
    Good luck with choosing whats best for you.
    Anice xx
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    • #3
      Thanks Anice,
      I'm just looking through all the blogs that I like to read and seeing which ones I like the look of - well thats my excuse for reading through them all anyway!!
      Lynsey
      Visit my Etsy store http://swirlyarts.etsy.com
      My daily thoughts! http://swirlyarts.blogspot.com
      My blog of cute stuff http://cuteable.com


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      • #4
        Mine is through wordpress. There are lots of templates to choose from if you want to make things easier (which suits me down to the ground!), I found it quite straignt forward to set up and very easy to mainain and update. You can have a look at my site to get an idea, but there are lots of different ones to choose from!
        Katian Mosaics

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        • #5

          I was interested in setting up a blog too but I don't have a clue how I go about it or how easy it would be to integrate it into the web site. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to know!
          Bowed Over
          Handmade Dog Collar Accessories
          www.bowedover.co.uk

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          • #6
            Well you've all got one on me! I've heard of blogs but what exactly are they?
            Helen

            www.littlesnuggler.co.uk
            Total warmth and comfort for your baby and toddler up to 3 years

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            • #7
              Short foe weblog - basically an online diary that everyone can see. Have a look at mine for some idea although mine doesn't have nearly enough pictures on it! Heres another couple of good ones so you can see what they should look like.

              http://shisomama.wordpress.com/

              http://mollychicken.blogs.com/my_weblog/
              Visit my Etsy store http://swirlyarts.etsy.com
              My daily thoughts! http://swirlyarts.blogspot.com
              My blog of cute stuff http://cuteable.com


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              • #8
                Hi, i use blogger too and am relatively new to it. I am still discovering what I can do with it but have found it easy to use so far. I am also really enjoying updating it, and of course reading lots of other blogs - once you get started reading them you just can't stop.....

                Lor x
                Visit my craft store - http://urbanobjects.co.uk

                View my blog - http://www.urbanobjects.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  Blogger is really easy to use and I like the variety of templates that you can get. It's all really self explanatory too - good for a technophobe like me!
                  Visit my Etsy store http://swirlyarts.etsy.com
                  My daily thoughts! http://swirlyarts.blogspot.com
                  My blog of cute stuff http://cuteable.com


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                  • #10
                    I have just started two blogs one on Blogger which is very simple to set up and there are very smart templates to use. It seems quite simple. I have also set up on Squido. This is also simple to set up, but I get the feeling there is more to it than I know. I am in no way an expert.

                    I would appreciate any comments if anyone out there is more expert than me.

                    Thank you

                    http://colourartblog.blogspot.com/

                    http://www.squidoo.com/contemporary_art/
                    Amanda
                    xx

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                    • #11
                      Word press is best imho..

                      If you have money the http://www.movabletype.org/ its worth its weight in gold..

                      I stick to wordpress and host it myself as if you don't then you have no control... Free is free for a reason Always!!!


                      Wordpress is easy to install.. Best imho..
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                      • #12
                        free web space

                        You can get free web hosting through byethost.com. You can install wordpress or another management system to make all of your posts. Hope this helps.

                        Melanie

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                        • #13
                          I've got a blog, and it's powered through Blogger. Like Anice says it's easy and free. I post card making instructions on the blog and I have finally worked out how to link other people to my blog site. it was a dreadful process of mistakes on my part, but a nice person on a forum helped, thank God.

                          I hope that you geone and that you make it nice and colourful. the ones with no pictures are not always interesting.

                          blog.craftfairy.co.uk
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                          Yvonne
                          http://craftfairydesigns.blogspot.com/
                          http://www.craftfairy.co.uk/
                          http://nonnasrecipes.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
                            I use blogger too ! I've found it really easy to use, but a bit limited on the templates. I've found some really good looking blogs on typepad, but I understand you have to pay for typepad, and I'm sorry, but that's just not something that I'm prepared to do (not that I'm tight or anything !!)
                            Sarah
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Picture it in Stitches View Post
                              I use blogger too ! I've found it really easy to use, but a bit limited on the templates. I've found some really good looking blogs on typepad, but I understand you have to pay for typepad, and I'm sorry, but that's just not something that I'm prepared to do (not that I'm tight or anything !!)
                              Haha well we thought the same couldn't decide between typepad and blogger (had one on both at one point!) in the end we plumped for typepad it is something teeny like £5 a month and it mean we could design the blog in the same style as our site so we went for it - i think it depends on what you are looking for personally.
                              eat, sleep, breathe, STITCH!
                              www.buttonberry.com
                              www.buttonberry.co.uk

                              Blog-tastic
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