You must know about WordPress. It is the leading blog software and also a terrific free blog hosting site. To get the software (which is all Open Source) go wordpress.org but then you will need to find a web host but you will have all sorts of options. A more limited but much easier way to start blogging is go to WordPress.com which is how I started. It is also where we do the Vancouver MetBlog.
A few months ago at the Northern Voice conference on blogging, the WordPress session was over subscribed, so a special boot camp for bloggers is being held here next week.
It’s on Wednesday April 30th at 5.30-8.30pm at The Network Hub 3rd floor – 422 Richards Street.
Here’s a list of topics and presenters:
Adding photos [flickr, permissions, links, gallery plugins, badges] to your WordPress blog. Rebecca Bollwitt
The Joys of Amateur Blogging. Bruce Byfield
How to make money using a WordPress Blog. John Chow
Blogging & Social Media. Monica Hamburg.
WordPress for total website development. Jeff Kee
Good Typography in WordPress. Greg Andrews
Using WordPress to create a custom library, catalog, or other mashup-type site. Kulpreet Singh
WordPress and mobile blogging – i.e. how to read and write from an iPhone. Duane Storey
h/t Pete Quily