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Old 31 May 2012
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Create a blog - How and where?

I am not computer literate at all, but I would like to have a blog of my preparation of my trip and to be able to update whilst I am on the road.
I see people use HU for RR, but I was thinking of making a blog with a website address and all.
Have you done one in the past and what have you used?

I would like it free or very cheap (as everyone does) and with the ability to have pics. I guess bandwith will be the pb for free hey! lol

Any tips?
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Pretty easy to do, I use blogspot - www.blogspot.com but there are many other you could use.
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I've just moved mine to Posterous.

http://posterous.com/

Nice user interface, handles images really well, allows static (non-blog, eg 'About me', etc) pages. Very easy to point your own domain name at it, and the only cost is registering the domain name (very cheap).
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Hi,

You need a provider with unlimited traffic and some basic HTML/PHP/CSS/Javascript knowladge SELFHTML then you can use Google Adsense to keep the kosts down.

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thanks guys. lots of cool pointers. Tobi, you are on the ball. Quick reply to my ignorant and beginner traveller posts! I like!

Where about in Germany are you then?

I am coming to Berlin in September for the Marathon.
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Hi Man

Haha well of course you can also use one of the blogs mentioned above and hide it with frames behind a real URL but to have something special (what you call "and all") allways takes a bit of extra work

Im from Stuttgart and you are more then wellcome if you want to visit the beautifull Schwarzwald or so

cu around, Tobi
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You could also take a look at http://www.everytrail.com
I have been playing about with it using old data... Passau to Mumbia 2007 - Motorcycling trip | EveryTrail

Depends what sort of writing/photo ration you want.


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Haha well of course you can also use one of the blogs mentioned above and hide it with frames behind a real URL but to have something special (what you call "and all") allways takes a bit of extra work
No frames or redirects involved in my posterous one.

Buy domain.
Enter Posterous IP into domain resellers web interface
Enter web address into Posterous web interface.

Total time, about 5 minutes. Total cost, about £10 every couple of years for the domain name.

I see no reason for someone who describes themself as 'not computer literate at all" to be getting involved with HTML/CSS, let alone PHP or Javascript, just for the sake of running a blog with a few static pages and a custom URL.

I also see no reason for someone to require dedicated (far less 'unlimited) hosting bandwidth for a relatively simple site which (let's be honest) is going to be read by friends, family, and a few people on here. If the OP is planning on creating something like HU, then you have a point. But I don't think he is.

I've been-there-done-that with paying for web-space, self-hosting (and updating) blog software, coding html/css/php pages for the static parts of the site, etc, etc. I've decided my time is better spent riding, writing content, and taking photos.
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Hihi your right i was just joking. If your Server ever gets attacked with 160 GB/h while only having 10 GB per month or if your page get linked from another page with lots of visitors like a tv station you will know why i recoment to check the allowed traffic
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thanks for all the info.

Started a blog on Posterous.

Haven't got around to forward my domain name to the blog yet but i am in no hurry.

So here it is: http://frogwheels.posterous.com/
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