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Starting a Movie Website (Blogger Edition): Introduction

The quickest way to start a movie website, create a movie website instantaneously is through a service that does all of the back-end work for you so that you can do the most important thing for the life of your site: generate content. The most poplar free service for movie blogging is Blogger. Blogger is “a blog storage service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at subdomains  of blogspot.com. Up until May 1, 2010 Blogger allowed users to publish blogs on other hosts, via ftp. All such blogs had (or still have) to be moved to Google’s own servers, with domains other than blogspot.com allowed via Custom URLs.”

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Since you have chosen the Blogger route, it is obvious what side of Hosted Websites vs. Free Blogging Services: The Great Debate you fall upon. Like I said under Starting a Movie Website (WordPress Edition): Introduction, starting “a website is like starting a business and to do both successfully, you need a well laid out plan and you need to ask yourself these four questions: what am I producing, how am I going to produce it, for how much, and what am I getting out of it?” In this Blogger series for Starting a Movie Website, we will answer those questions.

A question for discussion:

  • What made you want to start a movie website?

Please feel free to share that story below.

About the author

Rollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started ProMovieBlogger to educate others on what he had learned through trial and error. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook (http://film-book.com), he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He also created and runs Trending Awards.com.

  • For beginners, this is the way to go, but I still often wonder if WordPress is better. -Mike:)

  • kudos, this webpage seriously made it simpler for me with a writing theme for my school class at FSU

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