Update: A New Blog should NOT be difficult to setup (for modern templates, screen sizes). We have been investigating Posterous and have created a community blog and a technology blog. Posterous is an dead-simple email based service that also allows auto posting to facebook, twitter and other services.. a key part to any successful blog.
Please Contact Us for the latest setup options and service, including social media and community integration.
We can help
For a $50 fee (via paypal.. fully refundable) you get..
Your own blog (if you don't already have one) with..
Custom Blog template
- Automatic GeoBlogs Map and expandable posts
- Custom Two sidebar layout
Optimized for both small (1024x768) & large (1680x1050) displays.
Most current templates are designed ONLY for small displays and leave too much blank space. With our template, the outer sidebar should be considered a "bonus", but is available for both display sizes (smaller requires scroll).
- Subscribe To Links, Blog Archive, Labels and Latest Updates links
- Menu bar with Default About Us and Our Link Pages
See Post Pages for Blogger instructions
and Reactionssetup on Full Post view
- Configure default post template (for expandable post text and lat/lng formatting)
- Setup/test Mobile Blogging option (Blog Send)
- Optimize Comments (turn on comment moderation and Registered users)
We can also discuss custom options including combining your new blog with existing sites, custom maps and analytics, adsense or feedburner setup however it will be on a case by case quoted basis.
We can also map existing trip summary data (winlink, pangolin etc) or by a date, location basis, or add custom backgrounds and photos. We can even map existing GPS or chart data.
What we can't do..
If you look at this site (and our others at the top of this page) you'll realize we spend too much time helping others (at no charge). We cannot be a consulting service for Blogger questions/issues when there is plenty of help available online.
Whatever you read, blogging is not a get rich quick scheme, nor do we treat it that way. We offer our help and support freely, not as a money making venture. The sites above represent literally thousands of hours of our efforts, and to date we have made less than $500. This doesn't even cover our web hosting services, We hope you understand!!
If you do feel like contributing, please visit our travel store for some options.
Contact us for more details.
We are also available for consulting on various aspects of the cruising lifestyle. Getting yourself ready, boat/equipment preparation, route planning etc. We also have lot's of free tips at creative-cruising.com.