A Step-by-Step Guide On How to Start a Blog.
Many of the “websites” that you view via Social Media or through a Google search are infact blogs. Every day there are more people creating web presences via blogging for fun or for profit. Through this guide, it’s never been easier to start a professional blog.
If you aren’t familiar with the term, a domain name is a unique identifier for a website. It tells the browser where to specifically connect to, similar to a phone number connecting to a specific person. For example, Google.com, Yahoo.com and Giddyhost.com are all domain names.
When selecting a domain name for your blog, you’re going to want to keep these things in mind:
Relation to Content: You will want to make sure that the domain name is somewhat related to the content that you will be blogging about. Let’s say you are starting a blog about your fitness journey, a potential domain name could be Johns20kJourney.com. This will tell potential visitors what your blog is about. Keep in mind that domain names are alpha-numeric.
A web hosting provider, such as Giddyhost, is a Internet service provider that will store your blog content and make it available on the Internet for visitors to access. There are thousands of web hosting providers, most disappear after days of being in business due to the low cost of entry and that is why being smart about your web hosting decision will save you from major headaches down the road.
Now that you’ve got your web hosting account, let’s work on actually setting up your new blog. You may or may have not heard about the wonderful blogging tool / CMS called WordPress, but this tool will be the foundation of your website. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that is used by over 60 million websites worldwide. The best part? It’s completely free to install and use. I’ve made it easy for my customers to obtain, install and start using WordPress on our hosting platform.