How To Start Your Own Blog

Blogging can be a fantastic way to express yourself and start discussions on topics you feel strongly about. There are thousands of blogs out there and each one is unique in their own way. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a have a job in technology, blogging can be an outlet where you can share your passions. This hobby will require a few simple step to get going and before you know it, you’ll be sharing your voice with the world and perhaps even giving a ton of people some much needed insight that makes them feel just a little less alone. This is what blogging is all about in the end; bringing people together and connecting those who share a common interest. Here are some tips on how to start your own blog.

Choose your name
To begin you’ll need a name for your blog. This can be anything but it should be related to the type of blog you want to run. Consider if you're going to be running a mom blog, finance blog, food blog, or maybe a fashion blog. After you’ve established the overall direction, you’ll need to choose a name that will attract readers. Be creative and play around with some ideas before making a decision. After that you’ll need to buy your blog hosting. Your blog will needs to be hosted on a server, and there are a few platforms for you to choose from.

Install WordPress
Installing WordPress will allow you to build your blog. To start, you’ll need to choose a theme. A theme will personalize the appearance of your blog. There are plenty of themes to choose from and the free ones are minimalistic and are quicker to load. There are premium themes as well with more features that may offer a more secure option in the long run.

Install Plug-ins and APIs
Plug-ins will add to the features of your blog and make it more functional. Be careful not to install too many plug-ins as they may slow down your blog which will make it less user friendly. One of the most necessary plug-ins to have on your blog is Yoast SEO. This plug-in will help you rank higher on search engines by using chosen keywords or key phrases in your content. You can also install APIs to enable more functionality as well as make your blog more unique. 

Write compelling content
This is where you start your blogging journey and write content that you feel strongly about and other people can relate to. Your blog posts should be in line with your blog’s common theme. Try to come up with engaging content that people will be interested in reading. This is the fun part and you can now start connecting with people worldwide by using your very own blog to start conversations about topics you feel are important to talk about.

Having your own blog can be a journey of self discovery as well as an enjoyable process that connects you with others. The only thing left to do now is to get out there and start sharing your voice with the world.

This is a contributed post.
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C said...

Thank you for this! Was looking to start a blog and this was helpful. Just out of curiosity, why do you choose blogger instead of wordpress? Do you use wordpress for another blog? Which do you recommend?

Jackie Harrison said...

So true is an outlet to the outside world through blogging you could learn so much. Great tips here that will help a blogger or someone who starting blogging.

Ivana Split said...

Great tips or starting a blog.