How to start a Blog?
As we all came to know about “What is Blogging?”, its popularity and career in blogging. In this article I am going to tell you “How to start a Blog?”, cost of the Blog and steps involved in starting a Blog.
The single best business and lifestyle decision is starting a blog.
My decision to start a blog came very quickly. Within 15 minutes of seeing my first blog I wanted to have one. I often talk about 2 things I found attractive in the first blogs I saw:-
- They gave normal people a ‘voice’ to share their story, experience and ideas.
- They created community, and a place for others to come and interact around the ideas, stories and experience of the blogger.
The other thing I loved about blogging is that I have got a platform to express myself, think out loud and record different aspects of my life and what I was doing and learning. It also looked like fun. I also got the opportunity to interact with people around the globe as they also share their views and opinions about a particular subject.
Why to start a Blog?
1. Get 100s or even 1000s of people to hang on your every word.
Ok, not on every word.
But as you grow your audience, people begin to actually start caring about what you have to say. In a world where many of us feel like we don’t have a voice, this is a powerful thing.
2. It gives you a reason to waste your time on social media.
We have to accept that we waste our half or more than half of our day on social media or surfing internet.
Well, what if you actually had a Productive, and Profitable reason to be on social media? Whether it be Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Pinterest, all of these can be assets that will allow you to grow your blog.
3. You’ll make friends from all over the world.
With the help of your blog you can make friends all over the world. You can also have healthy discussion on your subject as people will comment and will share their opinions, views and some may disagree or some may agree with your statement. Those who love articles will always expect an article from your side and they’ll also support your article and statements made by you. What else do you expect from a friend?
4. Become a better writer
Writing might be the single most important skill you can learn if you want to be successful with any online lifestyle business. A blog actually gives you a way to practice these skills.
If you’re able to build up your writing skills and get people really interested, engaged and entertained by what you have to say the sky’s the limit.
5. Gives you an easy way to add consistency into your life
Sometimes, it can be tough to know what to work on. But when you have a blog, and you set a posting schedule. It provides much needed structure to get things done on a regular basis.
6. Provides an opportunity to have unbelievable experiences for free
If your audiences will be larger, the more you get opportunities. And if you work hard at it and grow something really special, these chances for free or sponsored experiences will literally be some of the most memorable times of your life.
7. Build web skills
Let’s face it, the internet isn’t going anywhere.
Word and excel won’t cut it in the new era. Starting a blog is a useful and fun way to learn what the hell you are doing on the internet, and provide you with technical skills that will be beneficial regardless of what you’re doing.
How much does a Blog cost?
Sure it’s cheaper than most marketing strategies, but it still costs a lot of money to do it right. If you just want to create a personal blog, you can do so for free through WordPress.com. And if you want to host a blog on your own server with your own domain name, you can do so for under $50 a year.
Can I start a blog for free?
There are millions of people that writes blogs to share their views and opinions on a particular subject as they are getting a platform to express themselves out loud. Free blogging is available on user-friendly sites that work by updating a pre-designed template.
1. Visit free blogging sites to see examples of blogging templates and features.
Sites like WorkPress.com, Tumblr, Blogger are free and you can visit them to see examples and format of blog. You can also see the design templates on which they are working and can also use those writing patterns to start your own blog.
2. Decide if you want to own your own domain name
3. Go to wordpress.com, blogger.com, or tumblr.com
4. Create your online profile
5. Choose your platform
6. Verify you account
7. Start Writing
8. Use words tags and clouds to help people sift through your posts.
9. Post Pictures
10. Link your blog to your social media accounts
11. Post at least once per week
12. Post Links to other blogs or interesting topics
13. Allow readers to comment
14. Provide your expertise
15. Post about Hot topics
16. Take writing classes, if you feel your writing is sub par
17. Start submitting to directories
18. Go to Technorati.com to claim your blog
19. Learn Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
20. Become part of the Blogging Community
21. Serve as a guest blogger
Steps involved in starting a Blog
There are 5 easy ways by which you can start you own Blog.
Step 1:- Choose your preferred blogging platform
Choose where you want to build blog is pretty much the first thing you have to do. You can create your blog free on wordpress.com. It’s by far one of the biggest blogging platforms in the world, with countless plug-ins and add-ons and almost infinite ways to design and layout your blog.
You can also create your blog on Blogger and Tumblr.
Step 2:- Choose a host for your blog.
When it comes to hosting, three things REALLY matter:-
Uptime:- You want a host that won’t go offline randomly (bad hosts do this all the time)
Support:- You need fast support from actual experts if something goes wrong.
Price:- You deserve fair pricing- and no hidden fees!
Step 3:- Decide on a domain name
A domain name is just the address people can find your blog at, like
Step 4:- Set up WordPress
You’ll be asked to pick a theme. You can change the theme later. Start writing your articles now.
Step 5:- Choose and Customize your design
Start 6:- Start Writing!
Step 7 :- Publish your Posts So now you know “How to start a Blog?” and the steps involved to create a blog and the next best thing is everyone can create a blog and that so free of cost! So why wait? Go and express your feelings too.