Blog – what is it?

What is a blog?

Most people who are online should know what one is, but for those of you who are new to the internet, I’ll explain it in this post. The word blog comes from the phrase “web log” with web referring to the internet and the word log meaning a group of posts ordered by date. They can also be organized by categories and/or tags.

Why should I host my blog with The WhiteEagle’s Aerie?

Running your own blog means that you are responsible for everything – security, choosing the plugins, choosing the theme, updates, and everything else that comes with it. Here we take care of the security and updates, and can also help you if you run into issues with themes or plugins. It is also free for if you need up to 512 MB of storage for your uploaded media – most hosts start out at least $4.99/month or more (depending on the level of service and hosting you choose). You also have to put up with ads, but can remove them, increase the number of themes, plugins, and your storage for just C$5/month for our cheapest subscription.

Yes, you have to also abide by our rules, but even if you go the running your own blog unless you can run a server yourself, you have to abide by someone’s rules. Our rules are just common sense – no adult content (unless you can justify it as artistic and/or educational and not just titillating), no spam, and respecting the other members in the forums. The no adult content rule comes from our payment provider Paypal, which doesn’t allow adult-related transactions through its service.

Get started today!

Get started today by registering for an account (on this the main site) and after you verify your email address and log in, just choose the Add New option under My Sites to get started. You will need to provide a site domain, name and tagline to get started. You will also need to pick the site’s privacy level, but you can always change that in your settings if you change your mind later. Please take note that a Site Admin (like myself) can view all sites in the network regardless of this setting. After that is done, congratulations, you now can write for your own blog and have others read it as well! Good luck and happy writing!

 

Update: This site is now just a single-person blog and registration has been disabled completely.

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