Things to do when creating a Blog

So, are you planning to create your own blog this year, but don’t know how to get started? If it is so, then we are here today with a guide to make money through blogging. In this article, I will be discussing the important things which need to be considered before starting or creating a blog. Following these tips will help you in saving your valuable energy and time. So, if you are wondering about how to start a blog, then you are really lucky that you landed here because I’m going to share a simple guide to make money through blogging.

You will be surprised to know that you just need 30 minutes or less to create a blog and that too without any prior knowledge of HTML or graphics design or coding. Over the past few years, I have learned a number of things about blogging and even managed to set few successful blogs for myself as well. I know that what are the best practices which a person needs to follow and what mistakes they need to avoid while creating a blog. With this article, I just want to help each one of you in creating a blog because I don’t want you all to endure the pains which I endured.

Before starting with the guide, I just want to quote the words of Benjamin Franklin which I think are apt to use here and that is, “Experience is a hard master, but fools will have no other.” It simply means that one should always learn from the past but not from their experience. Now, you can forget everything else because I am going to tell you all about how to make a blog. You just need to follow few simple steps, tips, and tricks.

Before getting started with the things to do when creating a blog, let us answer one question.

Why do you want to start a blog?

There are different reasons for different people to start a blog. Blogging is one of the best ways for:
  • Becoming a better person because it helps the person with intentional communication, clear thinking and building a creative flair.
  • Improving and proficiency in writing which comes with regular writing practice and blogging helps in writing on a regular basis.
  • Making your voice heard and yes, you can share your own views and reach out to more people to increase your website traffic as well.
  • Making a difference in the life of the people as you can help them with their life’s certain problems which with they are dealing since a long time.
  • Getting your work published online which helps the person in building his or her own loyal audience.
  • Making money through blogs. Though it needs your time and commitment, but yes, it does return fruits for life.

Things to do when creating a Blog- A Guide

I will be talking about the 4 major things or you can say steps through which you have to go through for creating or setting a blog. And I am again assuring you that if you follow these steps carefully, then you can create your blog within 30 minutes or less. It is not difficult to set a blog because there is no need to know about coding. Isn’t it amazing news, huh?

Steps on How to start a Blog

Step 1- Choosing the preferred blogging platform

The first thing which you need to do while creating a blog is to choose the preferred blogging platform, a platform where you want to build your blog. If you are here then I will assume that you are well aware of WordPress which is a massive platform. One of the biggest blogging platforms in the world is WordPress which features infinite ways for to design and layout the blog along with the plugins and add-ons. The other alternatives include Tumblr and Blogger, but there are few of my personal reasons because of which I am advocating about WordPress as the best blogging platform.

  • Free and easy to use
  • Thousands of layouts and free themes
  • Massive support forum for solving your queries
  • Insanely fast blog with perfect functioning and form
  • Easy interaction with people and the content can be shared as well as commented too

Step 2- Self-Hosting or a Free Alternative?

Whoa! This is the major decision which you have to take before creating a blog. You have to decide whether you want to create a free blog or pay for it. Whether it is Tumblr, Blogger or WodPress, the blogs are free to own. Isn’t it awesome, huh? It is perfect for the people who aren’t really serious about blogging, but yes, it does have disadvantages too.

  • You won’t get your own domain name
  • Limitations including not fully monetize or uploading the videos or no access to free themes
  • You are not the owner of your blog

On the other, we have the self-hosted blog which gets your own domain name and you are the real owner of the blog. You can even give it your name or customize it according to your needs. You even get the unlimited bandwidth for the content, videos, and images along with the free themes. Isn’t it a winning combo?

Now, the question arises is that how much is a domain name and the hosting? It is not much expensive and usually costs around $4 to $10 per month depending on your hosting provider.

Step 3- Start creating blog with a self-hosting and custom domain

I am moving forward with WordPress and if you haven’t chosen it, then do it seriously, it is the best. Now, just come up with a domain name and the hosting service. I would like to recommend you all with Bluehost hosting and I have only good things to say about it. Though it is not the cheapest one, yet it is the best on among all. And if you don’t want to go with Bluehost, then you can choose any hosting company of your choice. Now, you get a ‘one-click’ WordPress install in the admin panel and once, WordPress is installed, you can start with blogging. Though you might feel the WordPress layout little confusing, but it is really simple and easy.

Step 4- Designing your WordPress Blog

Now, this is a little bit of fun. So, let’s make your blog exactly the same as you want. For choosing the theme you have to navigate through Appearance>>Themes>>Select>>Install or you can even get the premium WordPress themes. It is recommended to get a theme which is easy to customize and looks professional. The most awesome feature of WordPress is that you can easily change the themes in few clicks. It means that you can switch to another theme without losing the images or content.

The design of your blog must reflect you and your personality as well as the blog niche. What I mean to say is that there is no need to have a sports theme if you have a technology blog. Above all, it is really important to have a theme which is easy to navigate. People won’t stay if you have an ugly website, so make it easy for people to stick around.

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This is it, guys! By now, I am sure that your initial blog has been already set up and you are ready to go. Wasn’t it really easy? Yes, damn easy. if you stuck anywhere then you can always contact me through the comment section.


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