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Step by Step Guide on How to Create a Blog

 

 

 

(1) DECIDE WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO BLOG ABOUT

The first thing you need to do is pick a blog topic. Is there anything you enjoy or are really passionate about? If there is, then start a blog about it. It makes no sense to start a blog about something you have no interest in, while it’s much easier to write articles and posts about topics that you’re knowledgeable and passionate about.

It’s even better when you have been interested in a specific field or an industry for a long time, because you are already an expert. However, if you don’t have any idea which topic or niche you want to write about, think about your hobbies or just start blogging about your daily activities, memorable moments or simply about everything.

 

2) DECIDE WHICH BLOGGING PLATFORM TO USE

First of all, most of the blogs on the internet are made using the WordPress blogging platform. In fact, WordPress is used by many popular blogs and websites.

Here’s why I think using WordPress is the best way to start your blog:

Yes, you can create a free blog on a blogger.com or tumblr.com, but they are not actually free.

You are not able to get your OWN domain – Instead, you will get a sub-domain.

They are lacking of different themes/layouts and plugins.

You have NO control over your blog content– If moderators decide that your blog does not fit with their policies (which can happen quite often), they can actually delete your blog without any warnings. In short, all your hard work and time spent on the blog will be vanished within seconds.

You are not able to earn money blogging – They simply don’t allow you to do that. Even if they do, they want their own cut, which is usually 50%.

 

COST OF STARTING A BLOG ON YOUR OWN DOMAIN?

Not much. You will need to purchase a domain that will cost approximately $14 a year and a hosting is around $6 – $9a month. To sum this up, it’ll be around $90 to $120 a year.

3) CHOOSING A DOMAIN & HOSTING, AND SETTING UP A WORDPRESS BLOG ON YOUR OWN DOMAIN

If you decided to go with a self-hosted blog on your own domain, smart choice.

Finding a great domain name can take a while, but it’s worth it. I suggest you pick something brandable and easy to remember.

People simply cannot remember long domains and when they want to return to your blog they are likely to forget your domain name. It’s much better to choose something memorable,

your domain name should be:

WHERE CAN I GET A DOMAIN NAME AND BLOG HOSTING?

 

There are several hosting companies that offer this service , to mention some of them: Godaddy,Bluehost, Hostgator, Dreamhost.

One of the most reliable ones (also the one that I’m currently using) is Godaddy.com. Their service is quite cheap and they are well-known for their great customer support via email and phone (24/7). Web Hosting Hub is also good for beginners too, as they have a “1-Click-Blog-Installation” feature that is focused on WordPress blogs and websites. You simply click few buttons and select next , next until the blog on your own domain is ready.

These tips should help you get your blog online very quickly.