Hey, you want to start a blog. If you choose this as your career. That’s very good idea !! Recent times blogging was one of the best career options for graduates. When I have started a blog I don’t know much about blogging. After some days I get some knowledge about it. Starting stage you will get some obstacles, but those are not big issues. Sharpen your mind chase those obstacles then SUCCESS is yours.
What is the blog?
A blog is a journal or diary that is on the internet. It is a place to communicate to the world and share your musings and your interests. Truly, it’s anything you need it to be. We’ll say that a blog is your own website that you will update the latest information.
What are the steps to start a blog?
If you want to start a blog you should follow five main steps, those are
- In the first step, you should choose a preferred blog platform.
- You have to buy a domain.
- Choose a web hosting platform for that domain.
- Then design your blog.
Here we will make simple steps for beginners that are in simple terms never before. So without any delay, we will jump into step 1.
1.Taking a blogging platform :
Taking a blogging platform where you need to build a blog is basically the main thing you need to do. I think you’re familiar with WordPress, I will suggest you choose that as your blog platform. Why because It’s monstrous.
WordPress is one of the biggest blogging platforms in the world and its consist lot of plugins and add-ons. In this platform, you will have infinite ways to customize and design your blog.
However, there are alternative blogging platforms those are Blogger and Tumblr.
Blogger is a free platform but here you are not the owner of your blog. Google having the authority and they are having a chance to delete to blog at any time without any intimation.
Tumblr is half social network half blog. It is very interesting and easy to use.
Even though I will suggest WordPress why because
- WordPress is bigger and better one compare to other platforms.
- Easy to use and free.
- You will get thousands of themes and layouts.
- People connect with you easily.
- Your blog works fast.
2.Self-hosting or free :
This is the biggest decision you have to take before going to further. WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr all offer free blogs. If you are not serious about blogging then these three platforms better for you. These platforms also having some drawbacks.
1. You don’t get your domain name.
2. Here you can’t monetize it, you can’t upload videos, images.
3. You even don’t have access to the free themes in WordPress.
4. You don’t own your blog
Self – Hosting:
This is paid one, its cost depends on your web hosting. Here you are the REAL owner of your blog. You will name your blog whatever you prefer. In this, you will cross all your limitations those which you faced in free hosting.
3.Choosing a domain :
Here you will need to come up with a domain name that’s suits your blog theme(Idea).
Domain: It is basically your website URL.
Example: wordpress.com,google.com etc.
Hosting: It is the company which puts your website upon on the internet. Here everything will be saved. The cost of web hosting depends on web hosters.
After that, you open cPanel, in that you will get WordPress option below then install WordPress. Once WordPress installed on your website, Open your Wp-admin page (www.yourblog.com/wp-admin) and start blogging by writing new posts.
4.Designing WordPress :
First, choose a theme which will suit your blog content. If you want install theme then click on Appearance. Then next click Theme Option there you will get plenty themes. Before installing the theme you should remember your blog design reflect both you and your attitude. Select a theme that looks professional and very easy to customize. If your site design ugly no one like. Maintain a good design for your website.
I hope ” Blogging-Newbies Guide for 2017 “gives you best and useful information about how to start a blog. If you like this article, share with your friends and you have any queries then feel free to comment below.
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