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Advice on setting up a blog.
« on: Jul 11, 2015, 05:32:38 AM »
I have located a website on how to setup a blog. As a technophobe, I am a bit hesitant of this. I have read the opening section of this website, about the need for a Domain Name(?) for your blog.

Am just wondering, if anyone can advice me on this. I am setting up this blog, initially to try and connect with like-minded souls online, but my eventual aim is to market and sell ebook/s and film scripts that I am developing via this blog.

With this in mind, can anyone suggest the most acceptable Domain Name(?) that I could choose to try and encourage potential e-readers to visit my blog and maybe gain some sales or followers from this?

I am thinking that my actual name that I will use as the author of these ebooks etc would have to be included? Are there any other relevant details that I should consider(my current story being a romance, which I intend to upload onto Amazon in both a 'straight' story form and also a 'lesbian' adapted one too, intention being to make a name for myself as a writer of ebooks etc to make money too. And also to try and gain a contract for the film rights. Future ideas for ebooks/film scripts will be based around the 'Gritty Reality' of life and love etc). Can anyone suggest something suitable to reflect these ideas to attract potential e-readers to this blog? All ideas welcomed...

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Re: Advice on setting up a blog.
« Reply #1 on: Jul 11, 2015, 11:09:42 AM »
Benchmark! Have a look at some successful writers selling in an ebook format and model that.. Clare Lydon is is REALLY successful right now! (She's a great writer - so that helps too!)

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Re: Advice on setting up a blog.
« Reply #2 on: Jul 11, 2015, 05:44:34 PM »
Thanks! I'll go to that right on! And check out Clare Lydon too(new name to me). Ta!

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Re: Advice on setting up a blog.
« Reply #3 on: Sep 29, 2015, 04:45:41 PM »
Hi Lydia, bit late, but here we go...

A Domain name is just the name of the website. Like . Just pick something that appeals to your readers. You might want to look at how other people name their blogs/ websites. You don't have to include your author name there, but might want to put into your bio.

As for getting the domain name - they usually come with webspace where the actual website (the files and images) live. Cheap solutions start at 1.50 a month, sometimes with free first 12 months.

If you want to try for free and play with technicalities without the risk of destroying anything - try setting up a blog on or Google's Blogger. When you feel no longer techno phobe you could move on to your very own website.

Feel free to PM if you need more info.