Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Tips On How To Start Your Own Blog

A number of my friends are starting to show interest in starting their own blogs. They've been asking me for tips on how to start their blogging journey so here it goes!

First and foremost, look for a blogging provider that interests you. Sign up and start going through your chosen provider's features. The more familiar you are with its features, the easier it will be for you to navigate your blog.

Next step is for you to decide on a specific topic that you want to write about in your blog. Avoid writing just about anything. Think about what your interests are and focus on that. If you enjoy shopping, then make shopping the theme of your blog. If you enjoy music and movies, then let that be your inspiration. You can also mix and match topics for as long as they are somehow connected to each other. This way, your blog gets to attract more readers.

After you have settled on the topic of your blog, your theme now comes to place. This is when you get to set up your blog's title, your blog's domain, your layout, your widgets, etc.

Fourth step is to create a test post. It's always a good thing to write about yourself [the author] first. Through this, you get to open up with your readers and let them know you more. You can also choose to be anonymous but at least, give the readers a little page where they can read about you ~~~ say, your interests and why you've decided on creating the blog.

If you are happy with what you're seeing, you can now decide on whether you want to have your blog hosted or just use a free blog service. I suggest that if you are already confident with your blog, it's a lot better to find a web hosting site to make your blog stand out. Check the list of best web hosting providers and study what each company has offer. It doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, there are a lot of cheap web hosts which provide unlimited disc space and traffic with prices as low as 3USD and you can even get better deals if you sign up for a year. Not to worry as you get set up assistance and most of the providers offer 24/7 customer service.

And lastly, enjoy your blog! If you find blogging fun, you'll surely have the energy to update it at least once a week.

Happy blogging!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Maxie it has been way to long since i have been here. How have you been? I agree with what you say here you blog need to have a focus . My new site is here. http:// www.inside-hollywood.com . Please come and check it out i really value your opinions . Have a great day my friend.

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