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PC Advisor's ultimate guide to blogging

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For the mobile blog

To get the ultimate in simplicity, turn to Tumblr, a publishing service designed for tumblelogs. A tumblelog is a type of blog designed for quick hits – short posts, pictures, web links, and videos – rather than long-form text entries. This makes it ideal for posting from a mobile phone.

Enter your email address, a password, and a desired web address (you can later change it to your domain if you want), and you're ready to publish.

When it comes to posting, you'll see buttons for different types of entries, including text, photos, quotes, links, chat transcripts, and videos. Tumblr also imports feeds from various sources, such as Flickr, YouTube, Digg, Del.icio.us, Twitter, Vox, Blogger, and LiveJournal.

In most cases, you can select whether to import content as full entries or as links that go back to the original post. You can also import an RSS feed, and Tumblr will publish it to your blog.

Want to blog from your phone? Tumblr can post entries sent via email – great for quickly uploading camera-phone pictures and short Twitter-style observations. Just send a message to the unique email address that Tumblr assigns you, and your photo or text will show up in a post, with the subject line repurposed as a caption.

Although this isn't a unique feature – most of the aforementioned services let you post from the road – Tumblr does it better than most, and the tumblelog format is perfect for all those short entries you'll be tapping out on your iPhone.

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  1. PC Advisor guide to blogging
  2. For the personal blog
  3. For the business blog
  4. For the community blog
  5. For the mobile blog
  6. Private blogging
  7. A domain of your own
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  9. Finding widgets
  10. Music widgets
  11. Keep it fresh

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