How to start a blog.

Discussion in 'Writing for Blogs' started by joey oreo, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. joey oreo

    joey oreo New Member

    Hi guys I'm new here I hope someone can help me how to start a blog. tnx
     
  2. AlsWork77

    AlsWork77 New Member

    The first step is to get a domain from a commercial provider which runs about $60 to $160 a year. There are a number of providers such as "goDaddy" and many others. The domain will be an IP address like 120.8.9.201 which is reached by a blog name such as JoesPolitics.com. Some providers simply provide a domain and others offer full service with a built in security, text and graphics services like WordPress. In any case you will have to learn the basics of setting up and posting data on your blog. If you are not basically familiar with computers and software more help will be required.

    One overlooked but important point is the purchase of all the domain extensions for protection. There will be 4 extensions available: JoesPolitics.com, JoesPolitics.biz, JoesPolitics.org, and JoesPolitics.info. Suppose JoesPolitics.com becomes famous or it publishes spectacular information, a competitor could purchase one of the other 3 domains and begin to fool people into subscribing.

    Placing articles on your blog is a talent that will have to be learned but it is just basic writing. The most important thing for a blog entry is to either post or have a record of corroborating data. Good luck.
     
  3. Tamtam28

    Tamtam28 New Member

    The first step is to get a domain from a commercial provider which runs about $60 to $160 a year. There are a number of providers such as "goDaddy" and many others. The domain will be an IP address like 120.8.9.201 which is reached by a blog name such as JoesPolitics.com. Some providers simply provide a domain and others offer full service with a built in security, text and graphics services like WordPress. In any case you will have to learn the basics of setting up and posting data on your blog. If you are not basically familiar with computers and software more help will be required.

    One overlooked but important point is the purchase of all the domain extensions for protection. There will be 4 extensions available: JoesPolitics.com, JoesPolitics.biz, JoesPolitics.org, and JoesPolitics.info. Suppose JoesPolitics.com becomes famous or it publishes spectacular information, a competitor could purchase one of the other 3 domains and begin to fool people into subscribing.

    Placing articles on your blog is a talent that will have to be learned but it is just basic writing. The most important thing for a blog entry is to either post or have a record of corroborating data. Good luck.
     
  4. AfricanChild

    AfricanChild New Member

    The first thing you need to do is decide what you want to blog about. If the blog is for your company or business, then the content should be related to the products or services you sell. On the other hand, if you are starting a blog as an individual you will have more flexibility in selecting your subject of choice; for example, it could be something you enjoy doing, an interesting topic with plenty of avenues for discussion or a subject through which you can establish yourself as authority. Whatever topic you choose, always remember that the goal of your blog should be the go-to resource for that specific niche.

    Secondly, once you have settled on the topic of focus, you can move on to choosing the platform you wish to use such as WordPress, Wix, Blogger, Weebly among others. WordPress is highly recommended, especially for beginners.

    The next thing to do is to find a host for your blog. Since WordPress is just software, your blog will not be easily accessible to everyone. That's why you need to get server space from a hosting company. It is not a costly affair but different hosts have different pricing plans. Search for a suitable one and start with the most affordable plan depending on your budget.

    After settling on your host, you need to create a name for your domain e.g. joeyoreo.com or whatever ideas you may have. Whatever domain name you choose make sure it is catchy and easy to remember for your target audience.

    Finally, you can start working on your WordPress platform or whichever platform you prefer and start posting blog articles. The blog platform will guide you on the usage of its features such as themes and design.

    All the best in starting your blog!
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  5. johnpaul

    johnpaul New Member

    1. Step 1: Decide what to blog about. ...
    2. Step 2: Choose a blogging platform. ...
    3. Step 3: Find a host. ...
    4. Step 4: Pick a domain name. ...
    5. Step 5: Get started with WordPress. ...
    6. Step 6: Design & use your blog!
     

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