Dear Amy: How do I make my own blog? — Ojasvi, Singapore
Dear Ojasvi: The easiest way to start a blog is to sign up for a blog service. Not all blog services are free, but there are lots of free ones to choose from such as Blogger at www.blogger.com, or WordPress at http://wordpress.com. You'll need to be 13 or older to sign up for these services, but if you're younger, you can have a parent sign up for a blog to share with you.
Before you sign up, decide what kind of blog you want to write. You can write about anything you want, but having a topic for your blog such as recipes, pets or a hobby can draw in readers. You can also use your blog as an online journal. Just remember to leave out any personally identifiable information such as your full name or phone number. For more safe blogging tips, visit www.blogsafety.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1200000037.
Once you get your blog, choose a layout and start writing. Try to write often and keep your blog up-to-date. Writing regularly can take some effort, but you’ll get used to it. Finally, invite your friends and family to check out your new creation!
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