Many would simply tell you in summary how to start blogging, but I guess it takes more than just a summary for a newbie to get by. How to start blogging is finding a blogging platform, decide on a domain name and hosting option.
Then, design your blog to your desired way by using a simple theme, and modify again to get the exact look you would really want it to have. Then, scout for the best plugins to use in your blog and finally start writing unique, useful and engaging content for your audience.
If I should just stop at all, I have said above, how much have I helped a newbie that really wants to start a blog? And most often, a blog is started with making money in mind, right? So, how have I been able to inform this newbie how to monetize his site or even direct him where he could get help?
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Most of the terms like blogging platform, plugins, theme and the rest could be latin words to the person in search of these information, because he doesn’t understand them. In order for him to understand, he should be taught like a child so as to at least grasp the basics, as time goes he will learn the advance aspects as well.
To start a blog, you will need:
A Blogging Platform
Blogging platform is like a store that will house everything you need for blogging, both with the content (articles) you will eventually be publishing. There are quite a number of blogging platforms out there and are free, such as Blogger, WordPress, Joomla, Tumblr, Drupal, to mention but few. However, the most popularly used by bloggers are WordPress and Blogger.
After deciding on the blogging platform, then you need a hosting option, which is what will make your blog site visible to the world, without hosting your platform no one can see it on the internet, except you alone. However, there are some blogging platforms that are ‘’hosted’’, which means once you are using that platform you don’t need a hosting. Blogger and WordPress are both hosted blogging platforms.
Design Your Blog
At this point you to design your blog; just like decorating a house, you have to decide where the living room, sitting room, toilet, bathroom, etc should be. Likewise with the design of your blog, you have to decide where to put certain categories of articles you will be publishing and may be images you may need to best describe your site to your audience and more. It is all about organizing the interface of your blog so that visitors can find their way around without being overwhelmed.
This is usually done by the use of what is called ‘’theme’’. There are many of them in blogging platform such as WordPress. That is one of the reasons why most advanced bloggers prefer using WordPress, but Blogger could be an ideal blogging platform for a newbie even though there is no big deal to using WordPress.
Modify Your Blog
Usually, after designing you may want to do some tweaks here and there to get the final look of your blog. You may call it fine tuning the design, just as in your house, where you may have used the wrong drape and you realized you just have to change it or where you might have placed a sofa, and realized that there is a better place for it. The same way too with modifying your blog, you remove and add stuff that’s all.
Selections of plugins are usually with blogging platforms like WordPress, these are the tools that will make your blog more efficient in terms of SEO, design and responsiveness. I guess you may not still understand some of the terms I am using, except you have a prior knowledge of website building.
Write Unique Article and Publish
After you have gotten all of the aforementioned ready and your blog is up and running, you need to start writing some unique posts that are relevant to the subject (niche) of your blog. Start publishing after writing so that you will attract visitors, when you attract visitors, you will generate traffic, and when you generate traffic to your blog then you can make money off of your blog when you monetize it.
These are just preamble on how to start blogging.
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