"This page is real dandy. How on earth do you do it?"
Why, thanks for asking. You're not the only one. You're not the only one with mixed emotions.
First, this page yer looking at is hosted by Blogger. You sign up for a free account and a blog page is set up real easy. They also supply this page's template. That's why it looks so pretty. I had nothing to do with it.
So your page is set up. Now you want to put stuff on it. Easy. Log into your Blogger account and "create post." Type something witty and wa-hey, its published on the web for you automatically.
For pictures I set up a free Flcker account. Flcker is a place you can put photos from your computer to the web. Its a bit like having another c drive. Flcker's especially handy because there's a button on their page which connects you automatically to your Blogger account. Both services get along well with each other. Flcker and Blogger kissing in a tree....
For advertising revenue (Yes, I get a little bit. True dinks) I've set up an account with Google Adsense. To get the ads on my page I've had to cutandpaste a little bit of html code into the template in my Blogger account. With Adsense on your page, Google pay you a little bit of money whenever a visitor to yer site clicks on one of the ads on your page. Look to the right side, yeah. There they are. Give 'em a click. C'mon!
To count the people who come to my site, I use Statcounter. I prefer using this service because it was the only free invisible counter I could find and you can set it up to count on more than one website.
For free Scrabble I can only recommend the Internet Scrabble Club where my name is gopies.
My fave computer game at the moment is Harpoon. For downloading music/games/programs I use Shareaza and mostly visit The Pirate Bay to pick up bit torrents.
My fave pirate rock band is The Decemberists.