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Chapter 27. Blogging Basics > Make Your First Post - Pg. 429

Blogging Basics 429 If you have a premium service such as GeoCities Pro and have an FTP address you can use for your site, you can host your blog yourself at your site. Because this choice allows you more options than if you host the site at Blogger.com, we are going to write the tasks to work with FTP hosting on your own site so that you can see all the options and learn how to use them. If you want to have Blogger host your page, simply enter a name for your page at Blog- ger.com and then click the Continue button. Remember that if you host your site at Blog- ger.com, some of the options we show in these tasks will not be available. Enter the Information on Your Blog and Your FTP Settings For the blog title, name your blog as you did in step 1. Unfortunately, when you switch to the Advanced Blog Setup, the name is not carried with you. Select whether you want your blog listed or not. Listing your blog will allow it to show up in the lists of blogs from Blogger.com. You might or might not want this link. You can always change your mind later, so for now choose to have your blog listed. In the Server Details section, you will need to add the FTP information for your site. Add the address for the FTP server and pick the protocol for the files to be sent--select FTP (not SFTP [Secure FTP], unless you have your server set to use SFTP). The FTP path is used on some servers, but you shouldn't have to worry about that unless your service provider has given you that information. The wizard is going to create an actual blog page, so you need to specify the name for the page. I am calling mine blog.html. In the Blog URL field, you need to tell Blogger what you want the address to be. I am going to set mine to http://www.geocities.com/tacothechook/blog/ so that it has its own directory on my site. Click on Continue to move on to the template selection. 3.