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Guide To Starting A Blog. Things to consider before signing up for a blog,

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    • Lesson 4: Guide to Starting a Blog
    • Before signing up for a blog, you have to consider the concept behind that blog first. Here are some important questions to guide you along the way.
    • What will the blog be about?
      • The blogs scope should be focused on a specific topic.
      • The blog should be about a concept you are familiar with or passionate about.
      • The blog should have workable objectives.
      • The blog should be relevant and timely.
    • What will be the name of the blog?
      • make it short and descriptive
      • include relevant keywords
      • avoid acronyms or shortcuts
      • make it easy to spell and remember
    • Who will write for the blog?
      • will you be doing the writing for the blog by yourself?
      • are there others who might be able to contribute content?
      • who is in charge of maintaining the blog?
    • What blog platform should I use?
      • do you have a budget for a stand-alone blog?
      • should you just use the free hosted platforms?
      • which platform is best for my blog?
      • is my chosen blog title or name available in the platform?
    • Let’s an example, shall we?
    • Example: Q1: What is my blog about? John: About food and travel in Asia. Karen: About citizen journalism in Ukraine. Robert: About elections in Ghana.
    • Example: Q1: What will be the name of the blog? John: Taste Asia, Explore Asia, Asia on Foot Karen: New Media in Focus, Citizen Ukraine Robert: Vote for Ghana, Make Ghana Count
    • Example: Q1: What’s the chosen web address of the blog? John: TasteAsia.wordpress.com Karen: CitizenUkraine.wordpress.com Robert: MakeGhanaCount.wordpress.com
    • Your Task: “ Decide on what kind and topic your own blog will be. Write down the answer to these questions:” 1) What is the blog about? 2) What is the title or name of the blog? 3) What web address will you use? (in this format my-web-address.wordpress.com )
    • Next… signing up for a new blog.