What’s a blog and should you start one?
A blog is a website that is based on written posts on a certain topic. There’s a blog for almost ANY topic (your niche) this could be broad or very specific.
You don’t need to be a writer to start a blog! Most blogs follow a very informal and conversational style (like this one!) If you are passionate on a topic or just have great knowledge to share then you can be successful.
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LET'S GET STARTED!
1. Your Blog Name
Once you have a blog topic you are passionate about, finding a name can be difficult. What I recommend is finding main words related to your niche as well as other descriptive words.
You can use NameChk to make sure your name is available as a .com and in the 4 major social media platforms— Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. If you are still struggling to find a name, you can use Wordoid which is a generator for words that are very unique and ready for branding (this was how Moderniere was born LOL)
2. Choosing Your Blogging Platform
WordPress and Blogger are the main platforms for blogs. You could create a completely free blog but I don’t recommend it at all. Which of these would you remember most: Moderniere.com or moderniere.freeblogs.com?
Not to mention, with a free blogging platform your blog is prone to shut down easily, your web address will be difficult to remember and you cannot advertise on free platforms! You need a self-hosted blog in order to grow your blog and monetize it correctly.
3. Web Hosting with Bluehost
This is where your blog comes to life! Once you have a domain you love, it is time to get a host. I used Bluehost and ABSOLUTELY recommend it.
Choose Basic (includes all the features you need)
The plan you really need is the BASIC one to start with which includes your free domain!
Enter your new domain name here.
Choose your plan
- Enter your personal and payment information.
- Next you will be asked to enter a password. Make sure it's somewhat complicated since this will help keep your blog secure.
- You will need pick a theme- You can choose from the thousands of free ones available on WordPress or you can buy one from Pipdig or Elegant Themes
Click “Start Building” and finally choose between business or personal!
AND YOU ARE DONE! CONGRATULATIONS!
Feel free to leave your links below, I would love to see your blog!