Sunday, August 1, 2010
The Google search engine is going to be a good friend when creating your blog. Everything you need to learn is only a few clicks away.
You need an account with google to use this free facility. You can either create this account with your present email address or apply for a free gmail account.
You are then asked to name your blog. Some names you may prefer might already be in use, but its not difficult to find something similar. The next decision you will be asked is to design your site. I suggest that you go with the default at first and learn slowly after that how to adapt the designs for your taste.
Images you use can be imported from your pc using the menu at the top of your posting design page. These images are then stored at Picaso Web Albums online and are private to you. If you don't have an image editor on your pc, then you can alter these images at the Picaso Album site. Images can be placed right center or left on the page and at various sizes.
After you have brought in your images and typed your text, you can preview the page before publishing it. I find this quite useful for proof reading.
Have fun and experiment. Let me know where your blog is so that I can list it here if it's a New Zealand family history blog.