For today’s Tuesday Tool Tip, I’d like to recommend a July 16th blog posting by Michael Hyatt at his site michaelhyatt.com entitled: “How to Launch a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 20 Minutes or Less.” He includes a very nice video tutorial that steps you through each part of the process, using BlueHost as the sample hosting service.
I wish I had Michael’s post when I was creating our site here at academicpkm.org. He does a wonderful job of letting you see exactly how to proceed and lets you view the entire process before you ever start so that you won’t be surprised by any information or decisions that have to be made along the way. Don’t expect him to show you how to alter the default WordPress theme or how to handle the backend beyond typing your first post, but if all you want to do is create a place to blog, he takes the mystery out of the process.
I’ve been following Michael Hyatt’s Intentional Leadership blog for several months now. He is best selling author of the book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World and is the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. His blog covers topics that range from personal development and leadership to productivity and utilizing social media just to name a few. I really enjoy his straightforward, easy style. I’ve listed his blog in our PKM Related Blog Roll if you are interested in exploring more.