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Before BlytheLife.com, I had a small WordPress blog (hosted on one of my domains – not on the WordPress.com website) for my Blythe-related blogging. It was just for myself and my dolls, a little bit of showing off of various things I had made for my own dolls as well as milestones for my dolls and mentioning the arrival of new dolls. Since BlytheLife.com, that blog has fallen a little bit inactive – less blogging there and more blogging here. Regardless, dolly blogging is a great way to be more involved in the doll community without breaking the bank.
For those that are unfamiliar, a blog is an online journal. I’m hestiant to say ‘diary’ because that implies that it’s not public. While you don’t need to have your blog be public, it should be known that even if you have passwords protecting all your entries or even access to the blog itself – the internet isn’t a place to spill your deepest darkest secrets if you truly do not want anyone else in the world to know about it.
There are many different places that you can go online and set up a free blog. Some that I have used in the past (and currently) include:
There are many other blogging platforms out there for you to try and to use. The ones listed above are free. Of course, with all free things, there are limitations to what you can do with them. Some blogging platforms have limitations as to the types of designs you can use, how many images you can upload, what kind of plugins you can use. You can lift all those limitations with subscriber fees (usually payments are yearly, but some places have monthly fees).
Blogging is a great way to keep a record of things for yourself. Like when you got a new doll, when you got new clothes for that new doll and when you got a new doll to be a sister to the previous new doll. Or you can set up little narrated photo stories between your dolls or even just blog about yourself and dolls and other fantastic stuff. Whatever you end up blogging about, it’s a great way to keep a record of what you do and when you did it.
Some questions for you:
- Do you have a blog (Blythe, dolls or something else)?
- If yes, what blogging platform do you use?
- If no, what’s stopping you from starting a blog?
- How often do you blog?
- And if you feel like sharing, what’s your blog URL?