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Help! Any blogging experts here.

(13 Posts)
broomsticks Tue 24-Sep-13 12:04:03

I'm trying to do a book advertising blog (can't do a chat one as I think I'd be extremely boring). I just don't know what I'm doing though. I feel like I'm the equivalent of someone writing in chalk on a slate blush

Anne58 Tue 24-Sep-13 12:05:53

I think there was a guide to setting up a blog in one of the most recent GN newsletters.

thatbags Tue 24-Sep-13 12:23:38

Post pictures. Write stuff. Press the publish button. The basics are that simple. You can do more complicated stuff as you go along.

thatbags Tue 24-Sep-13 12:29:43

Had a look at your blog, which I'm not sure you're supposed to advertise on GN, btw, and it looks as if you know what you're doing. If you want more people to look at it, try posting links to it on Twitter and Facebook etc.

broomsticks Tue 24-Sep-13 16:59:30

Thanks I'll look in the GN newsletter. Some one set the blog up for me. I can do basic writing but can't do links at all.

thatbags Tue 24-Sep-13 17:16:32

Oh, I see.

To do a link you can just copy and paste a web page address. You don't have to do fancy stuff.

Will have a look at wordpress and see if I can work it out. Blogger is easy. There's a button thingy and then a box to help you along.

thatbags Tue 24-Sep-13 17:27:17

broomsticks, here's a link to a video that shows you how to add links to wordpress blogs. Good luck smile

peaches41 Tue 24-Sep-13 17:31:04

Just had a look at your blog, it's fine. Very professional!

broomsticks Wed 25-Sep-13 09:32:43

Thanks thatbags. I've copied the video. I think I've got the idea but will probably find I haven't when I try, so I'll keep it for referring back.

KatGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 25-Sep-13 11:06:30


I think there was a guide to setting up a blog in one of the most recent GN newsletters.

Here's our guide on how to set up a blog. Hope it helps smile

broomsticks Thu 26-Sep-13 14:46:28

Thanks! I know my main problem is that I need to go and work on learning how to do it but I get fed up and give up on it
I will try with some of these ideas. Honest!

broomsticks Thu 26-Sep-13 17:40:54

Aaargh! I am trying to add links to other books I like to my links page. I followed all the instructions and when I look at it in edit I can see the link but when I look at the page properly it's not there. It's gone into some other hidden bit somewhere.

broomsticks Sat 28-Sep-13 11:02:26

Got it! Thank you very much for your help! smile