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8/21/18 3:25 P

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emoticon to all of you. However, I am still confused.

I want a professional blog and have checked almost every one. Mostly, I cannot afford. BlueHost does not accept PayPal, which is what I need...I would need to pay with PayPal.

Then, say they charge $5.00 a month. They want $5.00 x 12 monthes all at once. I cannot afford. Just an example.

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8/21/18 1:34 P

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Blogger is free for everyone. Try it. You can post your newsletter or blog or pictures or any what you like. Also you can run a few blogs at the same time. You must be short, not more then two pages. It is good website run by Google now.
You can make money with your blog if you wish. But remember, you cannot control what commercial will be on your page, I think. Probably I am wrong. The same as in Spark there is discussions, and comments. You do in control if you do not like comments on your blog. Also you can have web page. It is only $19.99 for year, I think.

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8/21/18 11:01 A

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There are lots of free blogging platforms, I think you should try those first.
A widget is basically uhmm like a very simple app that runs constantly... the most common ones for blogs are calendars or clocks. If you see a blog that has a clock or a Google Maps thingy... that's a widget. But there are maaany different kinds.

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8/21/18 12:52 A

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I have no advice on blogging, but I do know what a widget is. A widget is part of a graphical user interface on a computer, a common component that such interfaces are made of so people can use the interface of many different products and not think about it.

In a car, a steering wheel is the common way to turn it right or left. It could be done with levers, but the accepted interface is a wheel.

On a GUI, an "x", or red button, in the top left corner of a window, is the common thing to click on to close the window. That is one of many widgets.

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8/20/18 6:10 P

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Have you checked your local library to see if they have classes for this? A local school might also have adult education classes to help you navigate the basics. I would hold off paying for anything until you have a basic idea of what it is, what it does and if it's something that you're going to need. Facebook or Instagram are great ways to start to build up your content and a following, then you start paying for what you want and need. Blogspot or something similar might be another great free way to build yourself up until you know what you are doing.

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8/19/18 10:16 P

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Hello.

I am wanting to start a professional blog. I am completely computer illierate.

First, would you give some advice if you are experienced?
Second, a host needs to accept PayPal.
Third, I can only pay one month at a time, not a whole year's worth at once.
Fourth, I have no clue what a widget is.
Fifth, how would you write newsletters?
Sixth, thank you!

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