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Old 22-04-2012, 18:39   #1
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My Own Webpage?

I am wondering what you Guys and Girls would recomend as a good free site to start your own sailing webpage?

Secondly, is it worth doing, or should I just keep posting my adventures on Facebook?

At the momment I am sailing back and forth around the East Coast of Australia, surfing, diving and fishing. When the boat is ready I hope to do a sailing surf trip around the Pacific.

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Old 22-04-2012, 18:46   #2
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What type of information are you looking to put on there?

There are many types. A basic format would be this one: bumfuzzle | living, sailing, procreating

Then there's this blog kind:

We're Back! | The Hynes Honeymoon!

It all depends what you are trying to achieve.

Personally I find the Bumfuzzle one a pleasure to read and I don't have to click on "old posts" or tiny fonted links in order to find what I want.
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Old 22-04-2012, 18:46   #3
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You can set up a free website at Wordpress.com, or blogspot, pretty quickly. I'm more familiar with Wordpress, and it's pretty easy to set up and get started with a large number of free templates you can use to customize the look of your web page.
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I use Blogspot.com simple to set up and use. Try it, I'll read it. Mine is under my signature. Michael..
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Thanks for all the replies.

It is probably going to take me a while to have a good look at the options.
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Google Sites.

It's free and has no Google Ads (usually the price of other "Free" Websites). Slight downside is that not all singing and dancing on features (although for me that has plusses!) and I don't find it intuitive (but could be just me!).

Can use far better looking Templates than the boat one I did, but am kinda stuck with the look I have until I rejig the photo layout - which to be honest, timescale wise will be around about never.........

https://sites.google.com/a/jaytac.com/seadog/

.....whatever you get, worth a good fiddle around before you get fully stuck in - as the Actress said to the Bishop.
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Old 23-04-2012, 01:03   #7
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There is also tumblr, which is the easiest of all of the blogging systems to post to, they also allow custom domains free of charge

http://www.tumblr.com
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We just started one on blogger.Why knot?

Our rationale was it would be much better to have a blog our friends/family could read at their will than to pepper them with emails/facebook updates/etc.

So far the biggest issue I'm having is playing with the formatting/layout etc. Like anything, I'm sure there will be a learning curve and it'll take some time of playing around with it. But once we are cruising, and we are sans internet so I'm not wasting all my time on internet forums!, I'm sure I'll figure it out more.

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I use sailblogs especially the special feature of having a map and tracker so our family and friends can keep intouch with us and also have a better visual picture of where we are
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I use Blogspot.com simple to set up and use. Try it, I'll read it. Mine is under my signature. Michael..
+1 for Blogspot. I've been using it for a couple years but not much recently. FB is much easier but of course you can't do as much.

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Hi Shane,

I'm an IT dinasaur but I found most of the usual ones like blogger were limited if we wanted to have different sections or categories.
I got lost trying to get my head around Wordpress, although it seems popular and good once you've got it worked out.

We eventually went with www.weebly.com.
Could not have been easier or more logical and totally free.
They have a step by step process to build your site, almost like playing with leggo, and we get plenty compliments on how good and professional it looks.
Just love it when a system does the hard stuff and I get the credit

It's below my signature if you want to have a look.

Let us know what you end up choosing.

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