If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, it’s time to make it happen. We have put together a simple guide on how to start a blog today, so you will be blogging in no time.
choose a niche
Before you can do anything else, you will need to decide on your blog’s niche. Consider if you will write about fashion, beauty, business, books, pets, travel, or relationships. The possibilities are endless.
There is a place for every type of blog, and it is entirely up to you to decide what you want to write about.
You might decide to have a ‘lifestyle’ blog and cover many of the topics at once.
choose a name
Now that you are clear on all that your blog will encompass, you can start thinking up a name that will reflect that.
Once you have a name in mind, you will need to see whether the domain of that name is available. It is also worth completing an internet search of the name to see what pops up.
If the name is available and does not return lots of search results, then it may be the one. However, before you move forward, check to see whether it is also available on the main social media platforms.
get to know the technical side
You are now all set to get your blog online. You will need to register and claim your domain name now and then choose a blogging platform to write on.
Most people choose either Blogger, WordPress.com or WordPress.org. The latter gives you the most freedom as you will be hosting the blog yourself. Over time you will benefit from getting your head around the technical side, but don’t panic about trying to understand it all at once or you’ll never start.
As long as you have some basic computer skills, Blogger and WordPress are easy to navigate and use. You will then want to select a design and there are plenty of free ones to choose from. At a later stage, you might want to use a web design company to give your blog a more unique look, but it’s best to focus on the next step first.
This is it, this is the moment that you share your thoughts with the world. Write your first post, hit publish and breathe! If you have set up your social media accounts, share your new posts!