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    Default study blogs - how to get started?

    I have seen lots of blogs which people used for their studies, can someone point me in the right direction. I want to start my own blog for my CCNP and other studies
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    you can use one of the free blog providers if you don't want to host one yourself
    if you want to host one yourself you can:
    1. purchase a domain you want (blog.domain.com) through godaddy or another domain registration sites
    2. purchase a VPS server and point the DNS records to it ( I can recommend linode here)
    3. install wordpress / another blog platform on it, there are many guides on the web
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    I use blogger for mine, Was very, very easy to setup.
    1.Logged in with my gmail account to blogger.com (as it is a google provided blog)
    2.Clicked "New Blog"
    3. Selected Theme
    4. start posting.

    I then purchased/set up with crazydomains (Australia) my domain "www.readysetvirtual.com"
    Added my blog site into the redirection - CNAME and AAA/TXT Records (keep their Name Servers - played with mine too much)
    Add your domain to the bloggers advanced settings and just wait for it to eventually refresh and set.
    2017 Goals: VCP6-DCV | VCIX
    Blog: https://readysetvirtual.wordpress.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expect View Post
    you can use one of the free blog providers if you don't want to host one yourself
    if you want to host one yourself you can:
    1. purchase a domain you want (blog.domain.com) through godaddy or another domain registration sites
    2. purchase a VPS server and point the DNS records to it ( I can recommend linode here)
    3. install wordpress / another blog platform on it, there are many guides on the web
    thanks, i think i will stick to the free one as time is an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kj0 View Post
    I use blogger for mine, Was very, very easy to setup.
    1.Logged in with my gmail account to blogger.com (as it is a google provided blog)
    2.Clicked "New Blog"
    3. Selected Theme
    4. start posting.

    I then purchased/set up with crazydomains (Australia) my domain "www.readysetvirtual.com"
    Added my blog site into the redirection - CNAME and AAA/TXT Records (keep their Name Servers - played with mine too much)
    Add your domain to the bloggers advanced settings and just wait for it to eventually refresh and set.
    Thanks, this is the best option for me. just the guidance i needed
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    When I didn't want to spend any money I setup a LAMP / WAMP server on my local PC

    apache friends - XAMPP

    And installed Wordpress

    Once I was able to spend the money, I bought a domain and did the same publicly .. Although I usually leave the blog closed until I am "done" ...
    My own knowledge base made public: http://open902.com
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    If you're really feeling frisky, you can use wordpress.com and googles blogger, post to wordpress and have it automagically posted to blogger. Set up an if-this-then-that (ifttt.com) account and use a recipe to copy whatever gets posted in wordpress gets posted in blogger. No real purpose served here, but it's fun!
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