With all the advice on the internet about starting a blog, usually through the medium of blogs, you may know all that you need to know when it comes to having the most optimum of content. After all, having a blog is an excellent way to communicate your thoughts and feelings on a much larger platform than your friend's network. But do you know how you can physically get the thing up onto your screen (hint: it doesn’t involve glue)? Here is how you do it, simply, and effectively.
Where Do I Begin?
The first thing to do is to decide on your choice of blog platform. Many people tend to go for WordPress, and it is a very popular choice. Over 82 million active users publish via WordPress, and this accounts for 48% of all the online blogs. While you may be concerned that this could mean your blog getting minimal views at the start, there are many upsides to help you get your blog on this platform. It is free to use, very easy to set up, and you have many choices of layouts and themes. As well as this, you get a lot of support from the WordPress team.
How Much Does It Cost To Set Up A Blog?
It depends on if you wish to self-host your blog or use another method that is free of charge. A free option is easy on the wallet, but you will not be able to have a URL of your own. Going down the option of self-hosting or using a hosting company will cost you money. But by having a domain name that is yours and not “mynameblog123456789” will look a lot better for you!
How Should It Look?
Well, that is entirely up to you and the concepts of your blog. If you are a light, fluffy and fun blog then you will naturally stray towards colors and styles indicative of that. If you are a techy or business blog talking about app development firms or styles of leadership, then you will go down another route. If you decide to go on WordPress to create your blog, it has many different options that are built in to give you as much customization as you would want. So if you feel your blog needs a change a few months in, that is completely fine. Giving it styles and motifs that reflect your personality and style is what will give the blog its identity, and, more specifically, will reflect you.
How Will It Change Over Time?
Like with anything, the more you do it, the better you will become at it. Blogging has become a fine art on the internet, and, like the cliche about writing, write what you know, if you really communicate about the things that are important to you and you do it with style, grace, and compelling content, then it can help propel your blog into the stratosphere. Get on your platform and speak to the world.