Having Your Own Website, Part 3: Using Non-Verbal Editing Tools on Your Blogs

Non-verbal editing tools above the dashboard’s copy block

The text editing tools on your word processor are the same as your website’s dashboard. Your website’s non-verbal editing tools can be just as satisfying and creative.

You have a cursor you can move with your mouse or mouse pad, or the arrow keys on your keyboard. Two sliders, on the right edge of the copy block and right edge of the page, move your copy, or the page, up and down without changing it. Buttons above the copy make or unmake highlighted words bold or italic, or start

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Having Your Own Website, Part 1: Learning to Speak “Website”

It’s best, before you start your own website, to state in one or two simple sentences what it will be for. You can always change, add, or subtract from that, or have more than one purpose, but starting a big, ongoing project without some goal or direction is a good way to drift or get lost.

Hosting your own website amplifies your presence

People are more likely to become regular visitors to your site if they can identify its purpose(s).

Hosting your own website is fun and empowering. Many people are terrified of the idea, and see

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