TOL and neweurasia publications:

An Easy Guide to Blogging by Nathan Hamm

This introductory guide acts as a very good starter for newcomers to the world of blogging. Sections include: ‘What is a Blog?’, ‘The Blogosphere’, ‘Why Blog?’, ‘Building a Successful Blog’, ‘Writing a Successful Post’ and ‘Ethics’.

Available in English | Russian | Uzbek

Safe Blogging & Online Privacy Made Easy

There are already a few freely available guides to online privacy and safe blogging, but we at neweurasia and Transitions Online seek to provide a succinct, easy-to-understand summary for those who wish to blog anonymously.

Available in: English | Russian | Uzbek

External Resources:

The Beginner’s Guide to Succesfull Blogging by Ogi Djuraskovic, Kristi Hines & the FirstSiteGuide Team.

This guide is an introduction to mastering the art of blogging. It provides easy-to-follow steps to start a blog, maintain, and grow it. The Beginner’s Guide is a blueprint that takes you from learning the basics of blogging and starting a blog to becoming a knowledgeable and talented blogger. This guide has been designed to help you achieve those goals in an easy to read, step by step way. For more info visit

Available in English


The Election Blogging Guide by Solana Larsen, Zephyr Teachout and Mary Joyce

What is the possible impact of election blogging? Election blogs are important media tools in all countries. However, it is in countries where political speech and press freedoms are limited that blogs have the most important role to play.

Available in English

Handbook for bloggers by Reporters without Borders

Reporters Without Borders has produced this handbook to help bloggers, with handy tips and technical advice on how to to remain anonymous and to get round censorship, by choosing the most suitable method for each situation. It also explains how to set up and make the most of a blog, to publicise it (getting it picked up efficiently by search-engines) and to establish its credibility through observing basic ethical and journalistic principles.

Available in English | Russian

Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor by Ethan Zuckermann

Ethan has led workshops in different corners of the world and has gotten comfortable teaching a particular set of tools – Tor, WordPress and various free email accounts – which used in combination can provide a very high level of anonymity.

Available in English