Getting a web site blog

One of the best and easiest ways to add original content to your site - and to keep your visitors interested - is to have a blog. Popular blogs like Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr are all free to set up and use and each of them allows you to add all kinds of content like text, photos, videos, links and so on whenever you like. When we build a site using Rapidweaver, we usually recommend that clients try Blogger first because it’s one of the easiest to set up and also integrates with a Rapidweaver site really well. What does that mean? Well, here’s how the process works.

Your bit:
  • You go to Blogger and set up a free account
  • You choose a design and template for the blog (it doesn’t matter which one, so choose the most basic - we’ll explain why in a minute)
  • Start adding content to the blog from any computer or smartphone

Our bit:
  • We link your new blog to an empty page on your website
  • The blog is automatically styled to match the rest of the site - colours, fonts, layout and so on (this is why it doesn’t matter which Blogger design or template you use)
  • Every time you add something to the blog it automatically appears on your website.

The best bit:

Once a blog like this is set up it doesn’t cost you a penny to add new content to your website whenever you like. We don’t have to get involved (so there’s no hanging around waiting for us to update the site) and there are no fees (apart from a small initial charge to set things up) so you’re not dipping into your pocket every time you want to change the blog.