What’s this?! and other frequently asked questions…


What is BostonBlogs? Who’s responsible?

Bostonblogs provides free weblogs to Boston locals. It is the collective effort of a few good men.

How can I get my own BostonBlog?

1. Be from Boston (or the surrounding area).

2. Go to the signup page and ask for one.

Do I have to be from Boston?

Preferably. But if you’re not, and relocation is out of the question, you can send us an email and we might let you have one.

I kind of want a BostonBlog, but I already have a blog elsewhere with lots and lots of entries. I wouldn’t want to lose them.

Really? You already have a blog? That’s cool. We can move all your old entries in to your new BostonBlog, and you won’t have to worry about losing them.

What can I do once i have a BostonBlog?

Pretty much anything you want, so long as it’s not illegal, pornographic, constitutes hate, or violates some other rule.

What’s Movable Type?

Movable Type Personal Publishing System is what makes your BostonBlog work. It’s really kind of neat. MovableType.org is a great place to learn more about it.

Can I customize my blog?

Yes. It’s really quite easy. Movable Type allows you control over the layout and style of your blog through the magic of templates and stylesheets.

Where do I find information about templates and stylesheets as they pertain to Moveable Type?

MovableType.org has a wealth of great information. You can also post specific questions in theTerraBlogs forum.

Where can I find more general information about HTML, CSS, and that kind of stuff?

Web Monkey and A List Apart are both great resources.

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