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Starting your first blog with Voog
Getting your first blog going on your Voog site is easier than you might think.
When you've browsed through our templates upon signing up for your Voog site, you might have noticed that we offer a range of carefully crafted, blog-oriented designs.
These responsive, mobile-friendly templates are ideal for creating your first blog and sharing your posts to all of your friends on different platforms.
All of our standard designs feature a sample blog which you may find from your website after you've signed up. One simple way to start up your own blog is by simply editing or removing these sample posts.
You can do that once you've logged into your Voog site in the edit-mode. Simply open the article by clicking on its header in the blog menu, and you'll be directed to the article editor.
Alternatively, you may also access your blog posts when you open on the 'Content > Blogs' menu in the Voog user interface.
You will be directed to a page where all of your different blogs are listed in the header of the menu. Once you've selected your preferred blog, you will see all of the posts listed under it.
Also, you're able to access all of the comments from the same menu. Learn how to manage them here
Writing your first blog post
We've divided the editor as following - title, excerpt and body field.
When writing a blog title, feel free to start out with a working title or just leave it empty. Once you spark up an idea, try to keep in mind all of the different aspects of a good title - it should engage with the content and live up to its expectations because nobody wants to read an article that has a completely misleading title. If possible, add a keyword in the title but don't overdo it. You'll have a chance to do that in greater detail in the excerpt and again, it might leave a bad impression on the reader if the title is too busy.
The excerpt is a short introduction or summary of the article ahead, usually written with the intent to attract the reader to the full article. Take a look at of how newspapers or books use excerpts to invite more readers and try to apply these techniques to your own article writing skills.
The body consists of the traditional elements - the introduction, the main story and the conclusion. This is completely up to you to write down all of the compelling stories, as we stand behind you with our responsive and visually elegant blog designs.
Adding images to your blog post
Don't forget to illustrate your posts with some nice images that relate to the content and even further invite readers to concentrate on your story. If you're in need for some suiting images for your blog post, here are some great royalty free databases: http://photopin.com/http://www.freeimages.com/http://openphoto.net/
NB! Always make sure to read the license of the image you'd like to use. If necessary, contact the images owner and ask for permission, too. This is a great way to avoid any misunderstandings in the future.
Using our blog tool as a news feature on your website
Many of our templates are connected with a dedicated blog and news section on the front page by default. For example, this is a great tool for business owners who would just like to post short news bulletins about their ventures as opposed to longer articles.
NB! If you'd like to change the amount of news posted on the front page or completely remove it from your sites template, feel free to contact us at email@example.com and we'll gladly take care of these issues for you.