Anyone can run a blog (an online journal). From personal diaries to political commentary and technology observations, bloggers are making their voices heard around the world. Essential Blogging helps you select the right blogging software for your needs and show how to get your blog up and running.You'll learn the ingredients of a successful blog, and then get detailed installation, configuration and operation instructions for the leading blogging software: Blogger, Radio Userland, Movable Type, and Blosxom. After showing you how to acquire, set-up, and run these leading software packages, Essential Blogging takes you through the more advanced features, so that by the time you finish, you'll be up and blogging with the best of them. Essential Blogging covers:
- the important components of a blog and a blog post
- installing and configuring the tools
- a survey of desktop blogging clients
- advice and experience from real-world bloggers
- hosted blogging with Blogger and Blogger Pro
- desktop blogging with Radio Userland
- server blogging with Movable Type
- posting, editing, and deleting blog entries
- adding pictures to blog entries
- syndicating your stories with RSS
- consuming RSS feeds with Radio Userland
- customizing the appearance of your blog with templates
- managing and customizing archives of blog entries
- adding comments to your blog
- self-hosting your blog vs using a blog-hosting service
- going under the hood with the Blosxom blogging system
|Publisher:||O'Reilly Media, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
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About the Author
Rael Dornfest is a Researcher at the O'Reilly & Associates focusing on technologies just beyond the pale. He assesses, experiments, programs, and writes for the O'Reilly network and O'Reilly publications. Dornfest is Program Chair of the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Chair of the RSS-DEV Working Group, and developer of Meerkat: An Open Wire Service. In his copious free time, he develops bits and bobs of Open Source software and maintains his raelity bytes Weblog.
Shelley Powers is an independent contractor, currently living in St. Louis, who specializes in technology architecture and software development. She's authored several computer books, including Developing ASP Components, Unix Power Tools 3rd edition, Essential Blogging, and Practical RDF. In addition, Shelley has also written several articles related primarily to web technology, many for O'Reilly. Shelley's web site network is at http://burningbird.net, and her weblog is Burningbird, at http://weblog.burningbird.net.
is a programmer and the co-creator of Movable Type. With Mena Grabowski Trott, he is a partner and co-founder of Six Apart. He develops all of the backend code for Movable Type, contributes regularly to CPAN (the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network), and has written for Perl.com. Benjamin likes cryptography and Serge Gainsbourg, and he dreams about universal wireless, so he can travel in France.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Blogging
- Chapter 2: Desktop Clients
- Chapter 3: Hosted Blogging with Blogger
- Chapter 4: Desktop Blogging withRadio UserLand
- Chapter 5: Server Blogging with Movable Type
- Chapter 6: Advanced Blogger
- Chapter 7: Advanced Radio UserLand
- Chapter 8: Advanced Movable Type
- Chapter 9: Minimalist Blogging with Blosxom
- Chapter 10: Blogging Voices
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nice overview of blogging, but not much new information. Most of books goes through blogging tools, but likely now out of date with current versions (true for at least for Movable Type), doesn't even mention Word Press
This was disappointing when I read it in 2004, and is surely even more so now.I wanted a guide to the good and bad features of different blogging software, not a tutorial on blogging is and why one might want to engage in it. This book did not supply such a guide.
Another prescient title from O'Reilly. A historical memento of the beginning of an Internet era.