Some people may have already seen my Election 2012 page. For those of you who have not, here is the link:
What’s In a Name
If you are considering setting up a blog, an inportant thing to think about is what you are going to call it.
Since a blog is really just another website with certain special features, the naming conventions are pretty much the same as any other website. You can get a totally separate domain name which would stand alone or you can make it a subdomain of your main URL.
If you check out the name of this blog, you can see I have chosen the latter option. Since I am doing this blog mainly for demonstrative purposes, I didn’t feel it necessary to go out and find a new domain name. In terms of search engine relevance, my name is contained in the URL in case someone would be looking for me by name. If you wanted to promote a product or service, you would want to somehow include it in your domain name.
Get Yourself a Blog
I have been lucky enough to be tasked to create a blog using WordPress and the Thesis 1.5.1 theme.
Themes, in case you are new to blogging, are merely templates, upon which you can base your individual blog site. There are tons to choose from, with varying levels of flexibility. Just go out there and Google “WordPress themes” and see what you get.
The format of blogs is usually either a 2 or 3 column page with a main body and one or two sidebars. As you can see, I have chosen a 3 columnm blog with the main body in the middle and sidebars on either side. This is just my personal preference. With the Thesis 1.5.1 theme (which I highly, HIGHLY recommend, it is the best I’ve seen so far…), you can easily work with 3 columns and change them to suit your needs.
So far I have been to a number of hosting services for my clients and all of them already have the mechanism to install WordpPress in place, which makes it a lot easier to get yourself set up.
This is the first post to this new blog I set up. This is only a test.