Nick Peers re­veals how to set up a sim­ple blog-pow­ered web­site

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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 blog­ 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

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