Blogging Your Wedding Part 5 of 5

Five Blog Hosts for a Wedding Blog

Picking a blog site is the most crucial in creating a wedding blog as you will be writing most entries through the Blog Host. Here’s a list of some of the popular Wedding Blog hosts:

 

WordPress was named No. 1 blog server in the Top Ten Reviews™ Blog Service Review in 2009.

WordPress is one of the easiest and most popular blog hosting site today. While it is a little confusing for non-techie couples, once you get a hang of it you can customize every feature you want to have in your blog. Here is a link of the tutorial from its main site.

Its content management system (CMS) feature lets you arrange widgets without editing the HTML code, and install themes for your special wedding blog.

Kat Williams of Rock ‘n Roll Bride says, “I use WordPress because it is easily customized and you can style it however you see fits the blog and the writing.”

 

 

Signing-up for Blogger is easy, all you’ll need is an email address, much preferably a gmail e-add, and you’ll be able to start posting texts, photos, and videos in minutes.

Blogger was created by Pyra Labs in 1999 and was later bought by Google in 2003.

Blogger features simple-to-use interface that lets you edit your texts, change fonts, or adjust its color, size, and alignment. Customizing the blog’s template can be done by choosing from one of the many designs offered by Blogger, or using the Edit HTML feature which allows bloggers to customize the entire webpage.

It also offers Group Blogging allowing multiple users to contribute to a single blog, which is helpful in wedding blogs where the groom, bride and their friends can post entries using different blog accounts. If the bride chooses to create a wedding blog she can invite her husband and friends to be members of her blog, giving her administrative authority which in turn lets her select which team members can be authors in her blog. Group Blogging is a good way to interact with your friends and family who are involved in the preparation of the wedding.

 

 

LiveJournal (LJ) is a community publishing platform, crossing the line between blogging and social networking. This virtual community features self-contained communities and social networking features similar to other social networking sites.

It is a typical blog host which lets you create entries, post videos and pictures, and edit the look and feel of your wedding blog according to your preferences. According to its corporate website: “LiveJournal encourages communal interaction and personal expression by offering a user-friendly interface and a deeply customizable journal.”

One of the unique features of LJ is that it lets you select which of the userpicsor avatar that you have uploaded to appear next to the username in each entry and in prominent areas, similar to an internet forum. Another is the “Friends List” which collects recent journal entries of the people in the member’s friends list.

LJ’s unique combination of platform and social media lead it to have a unique personality in different parts of the world.

Signing up for a LiveJournal account will only need a valid email address and you’re ready to blog away!

 

Microblogging has been a trend recently because of the fast-paced world that we are in. This allows a person to send brief text updates or through other media such as photos, videos, and audio clips on their blog.

Tumblr was launched in 2007 by David Karp. It is one of the most popular micro-blogging hosts in the world.

Tumblr is one of these popular microblogging hosts which allow a user to post photos, text, links, quotes, music, and videos.

One of its unique features is that you may follow a blogger, “heart” their posts, and “reblog” their posts. Reblogging, according to Tumblr’s website is “the same way YouTube embeds make it easy for a video to become a viral hit. The “reblog” button on all Tumblr posts allows a meme to spread rapidly across thousands of blogs with just a click.”

There are a lot more blog hosts out there. You just have to carefully pick a site that will fit your personality and writing style, as well as your preferences on the blog’s functionality and over-all look and feel.

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