Starting A Blog Is Not As Hard As You Think
I am going to show you how to start a blog by WordPress incredibly fast and for free. Even if you know nothing about blogging you can do this. All you really need to create a successful blog is the ability to write engaging posts, a website to post them on and some training.
And yes, you do need a website of your own. You want to have control of your blog and not be at someone else’s mercy. It’s like owning your own home instead of renting. The best domains will have a .com, .net or .org domain name. You will own it and it will be totally your own.
The Free Website
Unfortunately you would have to pay for the domain and hosting. If you are just starting out I am going to suggest using a free hosting service instead, at least until your blog is working well and you are happy with it.
WordPress websites are set up so that the home page of your website is the blog page. This is where your blog will go. Every time you write a post it appears of the top of this page with your older posts below, in chronological order.
Here Are Some Other Blog Features
WordPress websites are designed with bloggers in mind and are the most popular websites on the Internet. If you want a blog website WordPress is the way to go. I am only going to touch on a few of WordPress’ features. You will find out more as you go along.
If you have a favorite or popular post, you can make it “stick” to the top position in the blog roll. You can accomplished this with just a click of a button
Posts Are Archived
Post are archived by date and arranged by year and month
Many Free Responsive Themes
Your blog will look good on laptops, phones and other mobile devices. The themes are also easily interchangeable. If you decide you don’t like your theme, change it for a different one without losing you content.
Built in Search Engine Optimization to help your fans find you.
Posts can be assigned to categories. This enables them to be grouped together with posts of the same of similar topics. The categories can be hierarchical, to form an outline type menu which can be positioned in a sidebar or widget.
A category can also be placed in a menu. When a category is clicked on, a page will open with all the posts in that category on it. Categories links may also appear on a post page linking to other posts in the same category.
Categories are a helpful feature to have in your blog. They allow visitors to browse posts on a similar topic they are interested in.
While categories function similar to a table of contents, tags are like an index. Put tags on a post for people searching specific items. Searches will pull up posts with the specific tags or “items” in them.
The ability to create photo galleries on your post to showcase your beautiful pictures
I know you can’t wait to get started on your blog. What are you going to be blogging about? Are you going to be talking about events in your life or about your business? Are you hoping to make money with your blog? Would you like to do affiliate marketing? You can do all that and more.
Let’s Talk About What You Will Need For Your Successful Blog
- A passion, cause, opinion business or life style you want to share with others
- A love of writing – you’re going to be doing a lot of it.
- A strong commitment to stick to it and see it through – a great blog requires frequent posts
- A free website to post your blog on – you’ll build a fantastic website with your own domain
- A fee website training program to get you started – 10 easy to follow step by step starter lessons with videos
- A free host for your website – or two websites if you wish
- A coach if you need it – I’ll be there to help
Your passion, love of writing and commitment you already have or you wouldn’t be reading this. Once you get your website up and running you can start on your blog.
So Let’s Get Going!
The first thing you will need to do to is sign up for your website. This is free. You just need to pick a website name. Below is a screenshot of the WordPress Express web builder screen. When you sign up, you will be taken to this screen and go through just four easy steps. After Step 4, within minutes, your new website will be live on the internet.
Let me walk you through the steps.
- Step 1 Click on the “A Free Website Option” (“On A Domain I Own” requires a domain name registered in your name and a premium membership)
- Step 2 Type in the name you want for your website
- Step 3 Click on “All” or “Fav” to choose a free theme and then select the one you want by clicking it.
- Step 4: Click on “I’m Ready. Build My Website Now!”
- That’s all there is to it. Very easy ! 🙂
After you have your new website live, what do you do next? What about website training This is offered with the web builder, and it is also free to start. Just go through the ten free lessons and you will be off and running.
Well that’s just scratching the surface of making a blog. Take a minute to enter a name for your free website below and sign up to build a website for your blog and have a look around. I am very happy with my WordPress site and I know you will be happy with yours. The web training is geared to making money online.- but you don’t have to unless you want to. YOU CAN BUILD A FANTASTIC BLOG!
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