This is a common concern among beginner blog writers, and we intend to address it in some detail here.
The Internet revolution has had far-reaching effects on everyday life; blogging is the clearest example. In July 2011, Infographic estimated 164 million functional blogs. Only 27% of these bloggers make a living solely from their writing, while the rest focus mainly on social media.
You need to know how to make a blog to express your thoughts initially or advertise your goods and services. It’s a trivial job that won’t set you back much money.
Here are the basic building blocks of a blog:
Buy a Website Address
The domain name you choose is crucial to the success of your website. Therefore, register your domain with a reputable service and explore possible alternatives.
The domain name should be simple to type; complicated domains with many numbers or hyphens will turn off potential customers. Your company’s name should be reflected in the domain.
Your web host may throw in a free domain name with your account. Since the domain name may not legally belong to you, this is not always the best option.
The best practice is first to secure a domain name under your name and then purchase a hosting plan. Although switching web servers is typically straightforward, the host may be uncooperative if the domain is not registered in your name.
Pick a Host
Signing up for a premium blog hosting package is the next step to creating a blogging site. Many hosting services are available, each with its advantages and disadvantages; after joining up with one, you may have blog software installed at no extra cost.
Using pre-made blog software, such as WordPress, can help you save time, money, and hassle because it already includes features that make writing and publishing blog posts more accessible. Select a host that offers Fantastico, a tool that makes installing WordPress and other programs as easy as clicking a button.
Using an established server with WordPress makes blog optimization simple. Regardless of your level of technical expertise, such setups will enrich your time spent blogging.
Always go with a well-known host to ensure you’re part of a sizable community with easy access to free resources and reliable technical assistance.
Select a Topic
When designing a blog, it’s essential to keep an eye out for themes that align with your brand’s aesthetic. This is how new readers will form their initial impressions of your blog.
WordPress provides several free themes, but if you’re looking for something extraordinary, you should probably spring for your premium theme.
Changing your blog’s theme usually does not affect the content. However, some formatting adjustments may be necessary.
This is the groundwork for any blog you might build. What your blog is about is defined by the content you create, so make sure it’s high quality, relevant, and creative.
This is the only surefire way to boost your blog’s visibility in search engines and attract loyal readers. If you want to build trust with your blog readers, thoroughly research your issue and share your honest opinion on the subject matter.
In particular, your About and Contact pages should provide enough detail for readers to understand the natural person behind the blog.
The final, most crucial step in starting a blog is attracting readers. You may get this ball rolling by participating in blog carnivals, back-linking, incorporating social media networks, and reviewing and commenting on other blogs.
Priya Florence Shah is the founder and CEO of Blog Brandz and an author, online publisher, and social media marketer. Learn how to use blogs to grow your business with the help of her free eBook.