DYI Blogging

Dept.: Geek Guide
Tech: DIY Blogging
Cost: Free–$12/month
Time: Five minutes and up
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It may not take long to start craving more control over your online home–things such as a personal Web address, faster hosting and total command over the design and delivery of your precious content. That means a move from package to DIY, and an adventurous attitude. It helps if you learn basic HTML and Internet tricks such as file uploading before braving these depths, but after a few weeks of trial and error, you’ll be a pro.
(A good place to start is Here’s what you’ll need: