Having / Owing a blog is everyone passion and choice, but whole and behold there are somethings that need to be in place in order to manage your blog effectively. In this post, I will shed light on how quickly you can start managing a blog.
Steps to Start a Blog as Quickly as Possible
Although creating a blog might sound like a complicated task, it’s truly only as complex as you make it. The first steps in creating a blog are:
1. State your blogging mission.
2. Pick a CMS.
3. Find a web host.
4. Decide on a domain.
5. Choose a blog theme or template.
After that, you’re ready to begin writing superb content.
Step 1: Define Your Blogging Mission
Before you start a website management, think about your blog’s focus. While some bloggers have comprehensive coverage of several topics.
A few years back, I ran some blog dedicated to musics, sports, jokes and comedy and the likes. And here I am today. Above all, what blogging need is concentration and endurance, If you have that in you, I bet it that you won’t have problem having a blog.
Just as important as a concentration, define your goals. Is this a creative outlet? Are you building a portfolio to launch a writing career? Do you have aspirations of monetizing and making money blogging? Define your blog’s focus and your motivation for starting a blog before you begin creating your website.
Step 2: Select a CMS
There are loads of quality content management systems available. Since we’re focusing on free methods to begin blogging, our options differ a bit from paid options. Although you won’t find any shortage of free blogging services, be aware that most free platforms come with limitations. These may be offset with upgrades though, so when or if you find a need for premium features, there’s a clear upgrade path.
In addition to free CMS platforms, you’ll find paid platforms. Almost every free offering includes paid tiers. But some blogging services only provide paid plans.
WordPress.org is free to use, but you’ll need web hosting and a domain. This typically runs anywhere from $3 to $10 a month. Alternatively, you may host your blog yourself which requires server or cloud space. Setting up a
self-hosted WordPress blog for free is possible though.
Originally, I began blogging with a free WordPress.com site. After a few years of running that blog, I sought to create a more professional website (not a blog) and launched a self-hosted WordPress.org site. Its enormous library of themes and plugins that makes WordPress.com a fantastic choice for blogging. Since there are tons of resources and tutorials, it’s simple to get started.
With WordPress, changing themes is unchallenging . Additionally, if you reach a point where you’d like to create a self-hosted site rather than a free blog, it’s incredibly easy to transform a free WordPress.com blog into a more professional site.
Best for: Beginners to professionals
– Free (both WordPress.org and WordPress.com).
– Tons of support.
– Lots of themes and plugins.
– WordPress.org requires hosting
Free WordPress.com sites not compatible with plugins or premium themes (paid upgrades available).