How to blog from your own website

If you know how to blog from your own website, you have many options for your blog’s design and functionality that are not available on a hosted blog.

You can use Blogger from or WordPress from Each has its own specifics, advantages and disadvantages, such as: B. Blogger’s lack of trackback and categories, and WordPress’s relatively poor HTML raw editing feature. However, everyone has their fans and followers, and those used to one or the other generally refuse to change. However, neither offers the wide array of options open to those who have chosen to run WordPress or any other blogging software from their own web space.

Those who use the hosted versions probably do so either because they don’t need the options the uploaded software offers and are happy running a blog with the options the blog host offers. Others may not have a website and may not intend to have one because they do not need a website of their own. Many bloggers don’t do internet marketing and don’t use their blogs to make money – not even AdSense revenue.

They like to blog about the political issues of the day, the latest films and just about their everyday lives. However, others use blogs professionally as part of their business, and a blog is a great medium to promote a company or product. It is an ideal way to link to multiple websites designed to sell different products and even cover different niches. Without a blog, this is not easy, because search engines like Google frown on ads on a website for another page that offers information on a completely different topic.

What counts as lack of relevance in a website is diversity in a blog. So how do you go about running your blog from your own website? offers free software that you can upload to your own web space. The best way to do this is with an FTP client. This is software that allows you to transfer files and folders from your hard drive to your website. It can also be used to transfer files from one website to another.

Upload options on websites only allow you to upload files, not folders or directories. Without an FTP client, you would have to create folders identical to those containing the WordPress files. You would then have to upload each file individually while maintaining the original directory structure. This can take time, and mistakes are easy to make. So your first steps are to download the blogging software to your hard drive and then FTP it to your website. If you do this, your FTP software also allows you to change file permissions, as described in the blog’s setup instructions. You’ll also need to use a text editor to change the contents of some files, but that’s pretty easy.

You then need to create a MySQL database for your blog. MySQL is a powerful open source software database management system using SQL (Structured Query Language) that most regular web hosting services offer for free on your web space. The database is easy to set up by following the instructions your web host will likely provide you with.

After that you are done. You can use the default page template that comes with WordPress, but you now have complete flexibility over the look and feel of your blog. You can upload any of the thousands of free or paid templates available online, as well as any plugins you wish to use. You can edit any template elements you want to fully customize, including the whole page style sheet, header, footer, sidebars, and so on. You can add graphics, AdSense blocks, affiliate links and even list your own products for sale.

Plugins are pieces of software that provide specific resources to your blog. Examples are calendars, anti-spam filters, RSS feeds, sitemap generators, tag systems, and so on. There are thousands of them that can be used to fully customize your blog.

If you have your own website and business, blogging can be a very dangerous thing. It can be so addicting that you neglect your website and business and spend all your time blogging and trying different plugins, templates and themes.

Knowing how to blog from your own blog can be very useful, but make sure you set aside your time for it. A blog is a great thing, but very addictive.

Source by Peter Nisbet

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