Blogging Help: Making custom blogs?

Question by Bruno: Blogging Help: Making custom blogs?
I’m a web designer and am new to blogging. A potential client has asked me about putting a blog on their website. However, I have never made a blog before (mostly because it’s never asked for). I have looked into WordPress and it seems really confusing and completely uncustomizable (like you can’t make your own custom page and then just put a snippet of code in the place you want a comments area to be, you have to use a template). I’m not sure on the details of what the client wants, but I assume they want their new site to be able to allow users to make comments. How would I do this? Does anybody know of a good online blogging service or, more importantly, know of a tutorial I can use to set this up? Also, please do not include suggestions that involve heavy or advanced programming. I’m a designer, not a programmer. Thank you all in advance!

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Answer by Ron
How to start a blog

Learn how to create a blog. This article walks you through the basics of choosing a blog system, setting up your blog, getting traffic to your blog, and making money from your blog.

Read the full article here:

http://www.elated.com/articles/start-a-blog/

Some Themes: http://smashapps.blogspot.com/2009/06/20-most-elegant-free-blogger-templates.html

Tips: http://smashapps.blogspot.com/2009/06/top-10-important-tips-for-beginner.html

FAQs: http://faq.wordpress.com/

Web Site Blog: http://www.instant-web-site-tools.com/blog/

Random WordPress Plugins: Rotating Banners, Header Art, Images, Quotes, and Content on Your Blog: http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2007/02/28/random-wordpress-plugins-rotating-banners-header-art-images-quotes-and-content-on-your-blog/

Ron

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