From the Back Cover
Compare blog services, find out about feeds, and blog safely
So you’re really curious about this whole phenomenon called blogging? Wondering if you should jump on board? Here’s your ticket! Find out what makes a blog a blog, how to start one and choose a host, and how to keep your blog updated. Explore styles and content sources — you may even be able to make your blog make money!
Discover how to
Compare options for hosting your blog
Follow blogging etiquette
Work with Blogger, WordPress, and TypePad
Set up RSS feeds
Explore sponsored blogs
Check into podcasting, moblogging, and photoblogging
About the Author
Brad Hill has worked in the online field since 1992 and has written 20 books. As a best-selling author, columnist, and blogger, Brad reaches a global audience of consumers who rely on his writings to help determine their online service choices.
Brad’s books include a Publishers Weekly bestseller and a Book-of-the-Month catalog selection. Brad’s titles in the For Dummies series include Google For Dummies and Building Your Business with Google For Dummies. Brad is often consulted in the media’s coverage of the Internet. He appears frequently on television, radio, Webcasts, and has been quoted in Business Week, The New York Times, and innumerable other publications.
Brad is Associate Editor of Weblogs, Inc., the world’s largest blog network, where he helps to manage about 100 blogs written by nearly 200 bloggers. As a staff blogger at Weblogs, Inc., for two years, he posted well over 3,000 entries in blogs about digital music, Google, Yahoo!, search engine marketing, and others. As a hobby, Brad operates independent blogs about dogs www.fourfooted.com, classical music (www.undeadmusic.com), and his own bad self (www.bradhill.com). He and his wife maintain a photo blog about their adventures at home and on vacations, read mostly by friends and family.
Brad has not won the Nobel Prize, and the prospect seems doubtful. He remains cheerful.