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March 19th, 2008 (01:01 am)
amused

current mood: amused

*laughs* And why not? It could be fun! ...or at least insane. I'm still fumbling around in there, but I have to admit, there are some really nice features that I like about their blogs. The main things missing that I've noticed is icons and mood themes and the ability to have multiple blogs on one account. I suspect for some people that will be a major turnoff. (I don't think there's a plugin for them... or at least, I haven't noticed one yet.)

Just a quick note, I added notes directly to the images with Paint, so there will be overlap between here and the images. Hopefully the notes on the images will mostly be sufficient to help folks along, but there will be a couple place where you'll want to check the details inside.


One of the things about fc2.com is that they're a major web service provider, so they offer things like free webspace, forms, BBS, blogs, counters, hit analyses... and most of these services are free in exchange for a small banner. For webpages, the adverts are at the bottom of the page and are easily coded to remain out of readers' view. In the case of the blogs, there are some fc2 specific ads as well as fc2 blog adverts on the page. They're fairly innocuous and can be coded to be at the very bottom of the page as well.

My own recently set up blog there. There's an easier way of accessing the blog which is with http://blog.fc2.com/?user=kagedreams so you don't have to remember which blog server it's on. ^^;

Anyhow, on to the fun stuff...

Everything starts at this page

Pic 1 Click on the banner in your browser and you'll go to...


Registration step 1

This page reads as follows:

In order to use FC2Blog, you need to register for an FC2ID.

Users already in possession of an FC2ID can log into the blog from the Top Page.

Please read the service agreement and continue with registration only if you agree to those terms. (Fairly standard TOS agreement and limitations of service. You might want to stick it through Excite's webtranslator (or similar) if you want to double check the provisions.)

[Enter your mail address]

A temporary registration email will be sent, so please enter a working email address. There will be a confirmation URL included in the email; upon clicking the link you will be taken to the registration page.

Your email address:

Image Confirmation (Captcha)

In order to avoid automated registrations, visual confirmation is used. Numbers are written in either hiragana or katakana in the image below. Please enter those numbers using (half-sized) numerals. If the image is unclear, please click here to change the image.

Enter the numbers here:

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Note: You need to know how to read the numbers

1 いち イチ
2  に 二
3  さん サン
4  よん ヨン
5  ご ゴ
6  ろく ロク
7  なな ナナ
8  はち ハチ
9  きゅう キュウ
0  ぜろ ゼロ

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You will get a message as follows:

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First email note:

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If you did not request this email, please delete this message.

Thank you very much for registering with FC2ID. You're temporary registration has been completed. To complete the registration process, please go to the link below.

When you click the link, you'll be taken to our email confirmation page. If this page does not automatically open, please copy and paste the link below in your browser bar and hit Enter.


Email confirmation page

Email:
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Register


Next page:
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Second E-mail

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Thank you very much for registering with FC2ID. The following is your registration information. Please keep this in a safe location. (This message is an automated mail.)

Mail address:
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First time Welcome Page

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Menu:
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Middle:

Welcome xx-san

[First time Users] First time users of FC2Blog
[Previous Users] Previous FC2Blog users or people who have moved to FC2ID*

*Catch-all ID for this service


Enter your user info:
Part b

User Info
Please enter info in all fields below

Mail Address
BlogID: 2-20 charas, a~z, 0~9 (button: check for availability)
You cannot change your blog ID after registration

Nick Name (To be shown at the top of your blog)
Blog Title 1-40 charas

Blog Genre: It's possible to communicate with people who have the same interests as you.

Choices in order: Diary, News, Blog, Moblog(?), Music, Movies, Politics, Online Games, Game, Anime/Comic, Books/Magazines, Novels/Lit, Car & Auto, TV / Radio, Idol/Stars, Work, Romance, Fashion/Brand, Bridal/Homelife, Child Rearing, Pets, Hobbies, Life, Finance, Affiliate, Gourmet, Health/Diet, Business, Computers, Cellular Phones/PHS, Photography, Regional, Travel, Overseas, Sports, Finance, School/education, Volunteering, Learning / Culture / Art, Humour, Gambling, Puzzles, Single/Free, Body & Soul, Subculture, Other, Adult


%If you are creating an adult or social site, please make sure to check 'adult'

%Once 'Affiliate' or 'Adult' has been selected, you cannot change this.

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Choose your template

Please select a template and hit the "select" button

There are many other templates available and you can change this later at will.


++Sorry forgot to capture that screen and the next one ^^; ++


Registration Complete

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An email has been sent to the email address on file. The details for your blog are listed below:

Blog URL:
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Blog Title:
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Please log in with your User ID and Password from the administrative login. Let's try making an entry and getting a feel for how things work! It's easy to post with FCBlog! There's no annoying formatting!

Making a post in 3 minutes.

1. After logging in, click on the "make new post"button on the left menu.
2. Enter a title and your entry. Lines will wrap automatically.
3. Click on "save"! Once your done, check your blog and see your post!

Log in now
Register me for Word of Mouth
For those transferring from another blog service

More information about posting can be found in the manual.



Third Email:

[email]-sama:

Thank you for registering with FC2Blog. Your registration is now complete; please use the link below to go to your blog. Happy blogging!

Your blog can be found at [blog address]

Admin Login URL: http://id.fc2.com/

The following links may be of assistance:

--[PR]--
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Info on various affiliates
Blog junky
Blog ranking

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FC2Blog
http://blog.fc2.com/
(second link is to request support)



Wow, that was long! Hopefully it makes sense for anyone daring enough to give it a try! ^^;

Comments

Posted by: 水野あやめ (nishitamachi)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)

^^ I've been thinking of other places to make a blog, when I read your post mentioning fc2. It seems interesting, and I've got myself an ID, tho I didn't go any further than that, at least for the time being ^^;; **is having headache from doing school assignments**

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 07:32 am (UTC)

*laughs* I have to admit, I'm having fun. I'm looking forward to puttering around some more and seeing what else is in there. ^_^

Good luck with your assignments! ^_^

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)

Sounds complicated. I might give it a try, though!

(I already snagged two Insane Journals-- though I'm not pleased with their layout. ~_~)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)

Do! ^o^ We can then create an insane English speaking anime/manga community and make them all wonder who *are* these crazy people. *laughs*

(I think it's easier once you're actually going through the thing compared to how it seems. Pictures really are worth a thousand words, so they'll be more useful than the written descriptions except for when you need to do the Captcha visual confirmations and when you chose your journal's genre.)

I'm thinking about snagging at least one of my other user IDs at IJ, but... I'm curious about that other journaling site that's supposed to go online soon. It'll be worth watching for at least. ^^;

Edited at 2008-03-19 07:36 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 08:14 am (UTC)

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)

Cheers! Feel free to yell if you need any help! ^_^

Posted by: A faint shadow in the void (soruk)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Lucky Star: Konata 1

I thought I'd heard of them... so I checked my webserver log file.

Yup. My remixes page got a mention on a rather high-traffic blog there and practically slashdotted my ADSL-connected machine for the best part of a week.

(I'm very glad my ISP only measures downloads for bandwidth usage!)

Posted by: 13sugars (thirteensugars)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)

Heh, this sounds fun...and I'm actually thinking of re-creating a blog for FLC and SSF groups. ^^

Btw, very ot, any chance you'll blog/fansub any of the up-coming spring anime?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)

*laughs* Have fun! ^_^

I haven't had a chance to check out the next season, so I can't say yet. ^^; I will if something grabs me. ^_^

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: March 19th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)

does this have saiunkoku p0rn? :D
*if so might be worth registering* mwuahaha

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)

*laughs* Ahah! *That's* what I should do! :P I'll have to remember to slip some in there. ^o^

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:58 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: March 22nd, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)

*poke poke poke*

I promised I'd poke you when I set the account up-- but I'm so hopeless lost after the second email. ~_~

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)

Okay, let's see... you've received the second email, so now you need to set up the rest of your user info. Which page are you getting lost on?

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 08:27 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 08:35 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 09:03 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 09:12 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)

Posted by: カイロンスター (chironstar)
Posted at: March 27th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)

Hey, thanks for making this post!!! :D

I went and got an ID over at that blog site too, and I was wondering how to add you as a friend on there? (My ID over there is the same as this LJ one.)

Posted by: カイロンスター (chironstar)
Posted at: March 27th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)

Ooops, never mind - I just saw the friend link at the bottom of your blog page! ^_^;

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 28th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)

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