How to Start a Blog
How to Start a Blog Do you want to start a blog? If so – you’re in the right place. In this post, I want to walk you through the basics of how to get started Blog with a blog, and when I do, I want to answer some basic technical questions that many bloggers need to answer their first blog and to answer it…
There are many reasons to start a blog, but to challenge all the ambitious bloggers (including the last of me in 2002): How to start a blog?
5 Easy Steps
To get started with your blog, you will need to complete some simple steps:
1) Choose your blogging platform 2) Protect domain name and get hosting with BlueHost 3) Configure your blog 4) Design your blog 5) Start creating useful stuff that serves readers How do I go to each step below, if I start a blog and advise further reading about other important questions such as special selection, finding readers for your blog, creating a community with your blog, and how to make money from it Etc.
My hope is that the initial guide through this step will help you start your first blog.
Step 1: Choose a Blogging Platform
To start a blog, you will need to choose a blogging platform – or a tool that helps you to get your content on the web.
Many blogging platforms are available but in my mind, the choice is clear and easy. I set up directly on the WordPress.org site, and I highly recommend you.
WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform and for good reason – It’s free to use (though you need to make a small investment in the domain and the server – it’s more below) It’s easy to set up
It has been around for many years and has a robust and secure system (though you need to keep it up to maintain security)
It has a whole industry of tool providers, designers and developers around that will help you customize your blog in many ways
Keep in mind that WordPress offers two tools:
WordPress.com – Where they host your blog, look at the rear, and let you access it on your domain. It’s free to get started but you pay to upgrade its various components.
WordPress.org – Where you have full control over your own server, blog, and host at your own domain, and have complete control over how it looks, manages, and how you can monetize it. It’s completely free to use but you need to manage your hosting, domain, etc.
WordPress.com is easy to set up and that means you do not have to upgrade WordPress versions, but it gives you less control over your design, how you monetize, and what features you can add. WordPress.com is free to get started but depending on what upgrades you want to get, it can be as costly as WordPress.org.
My recommendation to go with WordPress.org – You will have a little more work in setting-up stage (I’ll take you from below) but for a long time, you will get complete control over the appearance, it looks like your site’s features and monetization It can also be cheap for you!
I know that some of you are probably searching for advice on how to start a blog for free, and therefore my advice to invest a little in the WordPress.org blog may not be right because you are listening because there are some small With the cost involved – but you will get better off for a long time and you will see the cost down is not that great.
Step 2: Secure a Domain Name and Set Up Your Blog Hosting
Select the domain
For the next step in starting your blog, you will need the domain name so that you have an online home for your blog. Here my domain name on WordPress is www.micromulti.in – every blog needs its own domain, so it’s easier said than not to be taken!
For the sake of this article, I want to talk about how to technically get your domain – but it also includes some other factors that include:
Human perspective – readability of your domain, ease of telling and remembering, etc. Brand perspective – Exclusivity, what the domain about you says SEO Perspective – Choosing a domain with good keywords can help you rank more in Google’s ranking Legal Perspectives – Copyright and Trademark Factors When choosing our domain name, we cover these four areas in 4 issues. I would recommend reading that post before you go out and grab a domain.
Depending on which domain your domain is and which domain you choose, it is not a very valuable thing to secure the domain – but it will cost at least a few dollars a year.
Set up your blog hosting with my true host
The easiest way to get your domain is at the same place that hosts your blog. My recommendation for a better place to start is my true host. My true host for blog hosting since 2005 is recommending With 1-click WordPress installation, 24/7 support, and super cheap rates, my true host is a great option for creating your first website.
Step 3: Set up your blog
If you went with my true host as my domain and hosting provider, installing WordPress is super easy. In fact, my true host has created a simple video to show you how to do it:
If you have a problem during this process, they have a live chat support system that enables you to ask questions from their support team. Note: Other hosts of motion have similar simple install systems for WordPress but if you are in trouble, WordPress also has an installed WordPress page here.
Once you have completed this process, you now have a WordPress blog installed! You started a blog! Congratulations – you’re almost there!
Step 4: Organize and Design Your Blog
If this is your first experience of WordPress, you can see it on the dashboard and it’s astonishing that you have installed it – it looks excessive, is not it! Do not worry – you can choose this anytime and just need a good walkthrough!
Configuring your blog
Fortunately, my true host team has put together a great range of tutorials that will help you use WordPress and set things right for your blog to look and work.
Step 5: Start creating useful stuff for the readers
Okay – Hopefully now you have installed your domain, hosting, WordPress, and installed your theme. You have started a blog … but you are not a blog until you start creating some content for your blog!
I can not really tell you what to write on your blog – because it’s something that will change a lot from Blogger to Blogger What can I help you to be able to help you gain from our friends on My True Host? There are two types of content that you can create in ‘pages’ and ‘posts’.
Pages are ‘static’ pages on your blog that will not actually change as much, but you will link to your menus and navigation. For example, my ‘About page’ and ‘Speak page’ have been created using ‘page’ on Micromulti
Your first page should probably be ‘almost page’ – a page that tells people about you and your blog. This is the page that you want to show in your navigation area/menu and you will find many people read it to understand what you are as a blogger. Need help with your page – Check out what your last post should
include on your page about you?
Posts are slightly different, and how much time you spend to make most of your time as a blogger – that’s where you create your regular posts. Once published, posts will appear on the front page. They usually have comments and have a date for readers to show when they are released. Let’s get started by making ‘about-page’ It’s easy to do – in fact, if you know how to use a word processor like a word, then you should be okay!