If you are planning to start a blog and don’t have an idea how to do it? Then this is the best article you can read to gather quick crash course on how to start a blog.
What is a blog?
According to Wikipedia
A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page
The one who writes the post regularly is considered to be a blogger.
So let’s get started
The first question to ask before you are going to start a blog. Is it going to be a hobby or professional thing? If you are planning to write the blog as hobby/passion and don’t have any intention of making income out of it. Then, this is the best two options for you to get started.
Free Blogging Platforms:
- Writing skills
- Basic computer skills
Just sign up for an account and you can get started in 2 mins.
Recommendation: If you are looking for quick readers, blogger is the option to go for. Since it automatically serves your blog around the world using their own platform.
Paid Blogging Platforms:
Next option, you are serious about your writing and also open for the option to make some income out of it. Then you should go for self-hosted CMS(Content Management system). While there are many the best one is WordPress and is quite popular as a blogging platform.Ok now let’s get further into this
- Writing skills
- Intermediary computer skills
Basic Techincal Requirement:
- Domain Name
Domain Name and hosting can be bought from hosting companies such as
Recommendation: We Use GoDaddy As well as Bluehost and swap between them often. We highly recommend Bluehost to start with since they have
- One Click WordPress installation
- Free Domain on buying hosting service
- Great customer Support
After you sorted out with the basic domain name and hosting you can easily setup a WordPress account based on the hosting website guide. Most of the hosting companies have a one click installation for WordPress latest version so it’s a quite easy task to do.
Once you are up and running the internet. You need to choose a theme for your website. There are many free theme available as well as premium themes. You can always try to get started with free themes. However premium themes make your blog more professional.
Recommendation: Try to use the free themes first to know how things works. Once you are good and comfortable go for premium themes. Otherwise, if you already have a plan of how your website should look, then feel free to directly go for premium themes.
Few examples to make you kick start
WordPress plugins are all about its features and functionality
Plugins make your life easier in blogging. For now, we don’t have to go more detail on it. You can get all your free plugins from here
To get started on plugins
So that explains easily How to start a blog. We tried our best to keep it simple and plain which made us to not cover things deeper. Feel free ask your questions in the comments section below to clear yourself out and also which will help to enlight others. Subscribe our blog to know more about everything randomly.
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