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    How do I get a url for a blog ?
    I want to have a blog with its own identity. How do I get one ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the limit is past the sky
    I want to have a blog with its own identity. How do I get one ?
    Uh, that's a little like asking, "I want to get a website -- how do I get one?"

    Not being sure, really, about what you want and what you mean by some url that will give you a blog -- but here goes:

    1. Pick a domain name for your blog and register that domain.
    2. Find a webhosting company and sign up for a hosting plan.
    3. Either use the blogging software setup feature furnished by your webhost, or install your own blog software. Most web hosts offer a feature called "Fantastico" that will walk you through installing WordPress blogging software very easily. If not, move on to step 4.
    4. Go to wordpress.org and download the latest WordPress blogging software to your computer (the software is free and it's terrific).
    5. Upload the WordPress software to your website, follow installation instructions.
    6. You now have a blog.

    NOTE: You also can go to wordpress.com or blogspot.com and they will let you sign up and create a blog. However, I assumed when you said "a blog with its own identity," you meant setting up your own blog instead of simply getting a subdomain name on wordpress.com or blogspot.com.
    Generate more fake news.

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    Did this post remind anyone else of The Office where Jim sets up a blog for Creed that is actually just a word doc that says "Creed's Blog" at the top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by affninja
    Did this post remind anyone else of The Office where Jim sets up a blog for Creed that is actually just a word doc that says "Creed's Blog" at the top?

    ROFL TOTALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wordpress Rocks and plus it is a valuable skill to get.

    What writerguy is right on. I would just make sure your host has one click Wordpress install. And go here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

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