Have you ever wondered how to start a blog? It has probably crossed everyone's mind at some point, but learning how to create a blog is not the easiest thing in the world – especially if you have no internet experience. Today however we are going to make it a bit simpler and help you to move forward with your blogging experience.
Step 1: Finding a Host
The first step to creating a blog is finding a good host. How do you find a good host exactly? This is 2012, all you need to do is search the internet, and not even thoroughly. There are several potential hosts out there, among them being WordPress and Blogspot. The best part is that they are absolutely free! It may be hard to believe, but most blog hosting sites will allow you to host your blog for free without any advanced features. When you are ready for the advanced features, you can choose to pay.
Step 2: Preparing Content
If you know what you want your blog to be about it might be a good idea to prepare several different entries in advance. This will give you a more established look when you launch, but you might want to space the entries by a few hours, or even a few days. Once you have that initial momentum, it will be much easier to keep going.
Step 3: Domain Name
Most major blog services will give you the opportunity to choose a domain name, and this is different from your blog name. A domain name is what users will type into the address bar to access your blog. This will cost a yearly fee, but most domain names are fairly cheap so long as you are not trying to purchase a premium name.
Step 4: Select a Theme
Blogs, like websites, can have their own custom look. Themes can be either chosen from the free database, or they can be purchased. In addition to that you can create your own themes if you have the knowledge, or are ready to hire a design company.
Creating a blog is not rocket science, though it will require a significant amount of work. If you want to avoid posting every single day, you may write several blogs in advance and use automatic posting software to take care of the rest. The sky is definitely the limit when it comes to blogging!