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Creating blogs
A blog is an online diary to which you add dated entries. You first create a blog to hold your blog entries, then you create blog entries inside it.
To create a blog for your web site:
1       Open Web Publishing.
2       Open the folder in which you want your blog, if necessary.
3       Click New Web Page.
4       Select Blog.
5       Open the blog.
6       Click View in Browser to see the default appearance of your blog.
7       Change the appearance, if desired.
Click Appearance, then select the template you want your blog to use. You can view your choice by clicking View in Browser.
8       Change the default blog name, if desired.
Choose Rename from the context menu to make the name editable. Type the new name, then press Enter/Return.

How others can access your blog
FirstClass blogs support RSS feed readers, so others can subscribe to your blog. FirstClass RSS support adds these objects to your blog page when it is viewed on the web:
•       a subscribe button
People who have a browser that displays this button can simply click it to subscribe to your blog.
•       an XML button.
People who have a browser that can't display the subscribe button can hover their cursor over the XML button. This displays the URL to use for accessing your blog with their RSS reader.

How others see your blog
Blog entries are listed in reverse chronological order. The most recent entry is highlighted, and includes links that let users add a comment and read any existing comments. Readers must be able to log into your server in order to comment.
Clicking the More link on another entry makes that the active entry, and reveals the comments links.
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Comments are shown as replies in the blog when you are in your Web Publishing folder.