For the last few five years or so, we have been using WordPress as a blog platform or a CMS in most of our websites. Being an open-source, we can tap onto the creative and ingenuous works of WordPress community of bloggers, developers and designers to produce easy-to-manage websites.
As a result of our 24/7 encounters with WordPress, we have developed a knowledge base of information on how to select themes, install plugins and other customisation works which we are sharing with others with self-hosted blogs.
The expert-information needs of those with blogs hosted at WordPress.com however are different. Compared with self-hosted blogs, WordPress.com-hosted blogs are understandably restricted when it comes to design customization and plugins installation and usages.
It is in this light that we have created a blog at WordPress. Hopefully, we should be able to get a better understanding of how to run a blog at WordPress.com from which we can help our friends on how they can best maximize and optimize their blogging efforts at WordPress.
Our next entry: How to select a WordPress theme
Updated 22 October 2009: After this first entry, we have posted 15 other observations on how to blog at WordPress.com. Thanks to those who have sent their feedback using the comments box in this site or through our private email.
Updated 11 November 2009: Upon the request of some friends, we have re-published this and other articles in A Matter of Sharing | How to blog at WordPress.com