Nick Peers reveals how to set up a simple blog-powered website
Share family history news using Blogger
We’ve already waxed lyrical about the power and simplicity of blogging when we revealed how to set up a blog using Word-Press back in the March issue. If you’ve found Word-Press a little off-putting, don’t abandon the notion of blogging just yet. Instead, try Blogger.
While Word-Press is designed to expand over time to provide you with the services of a full-blown website, Blogger keeps things more simple and contained within the blogging sphere. Blogs contain all the functionality you need for sharing photos, your latest discoveries and family stories – and Blogger has some clever tricks of its own, making it easy for family members to comment or even contribute their own stories if you wish. Blogger also shows how popular your blog is through its stats section.
Our step-by-step guide focuses on setting up and maintaining your blog through your computer’s web browser, but if you have an Android-powered phone or tablet you can install the official Blogger app on your devices to stay updated too.
Start your blogging journey by opening the app or going to blogger.com in your web browser – you’ll see it’s a Google-owned service, which means you’ll need a Google account to use it. Just sign in with your account or set up one following the step-bystep prompts and you’ll be ready to start blogging straight away.
Blogger provides an easy way to share your family history finds