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Starting a Blog: A Simple Step-by-step Guide For New Bloggers

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Do you love to write and share your thoughts and ideas with others? Then starting a blog might be a fun and exciting thing for you to do!

A blog is a website where you can post things you write, like stories or opinions, for other people to read. It’s like having your own little corner of the internet where you can share your thoughts with the world.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you start your very own blog:

How To Start a Blog: A Guide For New Bloggers

1. Choose a Topic

The first step in starting a blog is to choose a topic. This is what your blog will be about. It could be anything from your favorite hobbies to book reviews. Think about what you’re interested in and what you want to write about. It is important to choose a topic that you are passionate about, so that it is easy for you to write about it.

When you start a blog, you need to pick a topic to write about. This is called your “niche.” It’s important to pick a topic that you like and know a lot about. That way, it will be easier for you to write about it and other people will want to read what you have to say.

Here are some things to think about when choosing a topic:

  • What do you like? You want to pick a topic that you are really interested in so that it’s fun for you to write about.
  • Who will read your blog? Think about who you want to read your blog and pick a topic that they might be interested in too.
  • Is there enough information about your topic? You want to make sure that there is enough information about your topic so that you can write a lot of posts about it.

When you have a good topic, it will be more fun to write your blog and more people will want to read it.

2. Pick a Name

Once you have chosen a topic, it’s time to pick a name for your blog. Make sure it’s something catchy and easy to remember. This will be the name that people will use to find your blog on the internet. It’s important to choose a name that is related to your topic and easy to spell.

3. Get a Hosting

A hosting service is a company that provides the servers and technology needed to make your website accessible on the internet. Without a hosting service, your website cannot be viewed by others. You can choose a free hosting service like Blogger or WordPress.com, but I don’t recommend it if you want to build a profitable blog from the start. With free blogging platforms, you don’t own your blog. With little control with the designs and ownership, who knows if they take it down because you “violated” their policies?

The better option is to purchase your own hosting from a company like Bluehost or Dreamhost (which are better options, I’ve worked with their services). More control, more designs, and more access to monetization.

4. Get a Platform

When we say platform, it’s where we access our pages, designs, and manage all the blog posts we want to put into our website.

There are many different platforms that can be used for blogging, but the most popular and widely used platform among new bloggers is WordPress.org.

WordPress.org is different from WordPress.com.

WordPress.org is what we use along with our paid hosting. It allows you to easily create and customize a professional-looking blog. It has a large library of free and paid themes, as well as a wide range of plugins that can be used to add extra functionality to your blog. Additionally, it has an active and supportive community, with a wide range of tutorials and resources available online.

Another popular platform is Blogger, which is owned by Google, it is easy to use and it’s also free. It’s a good option for new bloggers who want a simple and straightforward platform to get started with.

Ultimately, the best platform for a new blogger will depend on their specific needs and preferences. However, WordPress.org is considered as the best option due to its flexibility, customization options and large community.

5. Design your Blog

Once you have chosen a platform, it’s time to design your blog. Choose a theme and layout that you like. You can also add pictures and videos to make it more interesting. A good design will make your blog look professional and make it more attractive to readers.

When choosing a theme for a new blog, it’s best to look for one that is lightweight, fast, and easy to customize.

One popular theme for new bloggers is GeneratePress. I also use this on my other blog. It’s a lightweight, fast and customizable theme that is also fully responsive. It offers a variety of options to change the design of your site, and has a variety of pre-designed templates that can be imported and used to quickly set up a professional-looking blog.

In conclusion, it’s important for new bloggers to consider the flexibility, ease of customization, and page loading speed when choosing a theme. GeneratePress is a popular option among new bloggers, but it’s always best to browse and compare multiple themes to find the one that fits your needs best.

6. Start Writing

Now that your blog is set up, it’s time to start writing your first post. Remember to have fun and be creative! You can write about anything you want, just make sure it’s related to your topic.

Remember, if you want to be a blogger, you have to actually write. Obvious, isn’t it?

7. Share your Blog

Once you’ve written a few posts, let your friends and family know about your new blog. Or if you’re not yet confident, then just leave it in the Internet and no one will know it (like what I did in my first 2 years of blogging). You can also share it on social media and other websites to get more people to read it. The more people who know about your blog, the more readers you will have.

 

Starting a blog is a great way to express yourself and share your thoughts and ideas with the world. With a little bit of effort and a lot of creativity, you can have your very own blog up and running in no time!

 

 

Margarette Mathias

Margarette Mathias is the founder of She Savvy. Through the blog, she shares her journey in blogging, creating online income streams, and life. Spontaneous, always curious, and always a dreamer.

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