I've been thinking of starting up a blog featuring some of the things I write, but don't know the best way to go about it. I used to have a couple of blogs for other things, but have let them fall by the wayside, and feel a bit at sea when I survey everything on offer.
So here are a few questions, which I'm hoping some of you lovely people will be able to answer:
1. Which blogging company (probably not the term, but you know what I mean) is it best to go for? Typepad looks really good, but is it worth the money? What are the main differences between all the blogging companies? I want to use my own domain name, not one which has blogger.com (or whatever) stuck at the end.
2. I want it to mainly feature text, but without looking boring. Is that possible?
3. What's the best way of making it clear that you own the IP rights to the blog content? I know copyright is automatically assumed under UK law, but I don't want any of my stuff to be reproduced or used for commercial purposes.
Not sure when I'll have time to do this (I'm supposed to be working right now, not messing about on BLW!) but I'd love to share some of the stuff I write for the kids.
Mother to J (November '98), J (December '01), T (February '07) and O (April '09).