How to Start a Blog

It seems that these days almost everyone has their own blog, some aficionados use it to connect with like minded people who share their loves, others use it to document their lives or their health struggles and many use them simply to build a new community. The beauty of setting up a cool blog like Ines Cano-Uribe did, is that you can talk about anything you want, absolutely anything, and they are also very easy to set up, regardless of your skill level when it comes to computing.

If you’d like to get yourself a blog set up then here is what you are going to need to do in order to get it off the ground.

Find a Content Management System

For newbies with no web development skills, the best place to start is to find yourself a good content management system like WordPress or 121. These companies specialize in giving you all of the tools which you need to find a website and design it in your own special way. When it comes to setting up a blog, companies like these allow you to do so with absolute ease.

Find a Website

The next thing you need to do is think of a name for your blog, once you have decided upon a name then you need to see if that domain name is available. You can use websites like GoDaddy to search for domain names and if they are available then you can buy them for a pretty low cost.

Find a Host

You need to rent space on the internet to host your website, consider it as if you have a building which you need to put down somewhere and you are looking for space to rent. There are many hosting platforms out there which are easy to find and cheap to use.

Convert to Your CMS

This may sound pretty technical, once you have your website and an account with a content management system, you need to convert your website so that you can operate it from your CMS. Don’t panic here as the large majority of hosting services will be able to do so in a click of a button, no technical skills required.

Design Your Website

Next comes the fun bit, designing your website and this is where the CMS comes in handy. Websites like WordPress have a whole host of templates which you can use for your site design and allow you to play around with colors and fonts until you have it looking exactly the way you want it to. Look at other websites that you like in order to get an idea for how you want your site to look.

Quality Content

Next up is the tie to put content on your site, now is your chance to write blog posts, upload your favorite photos or videos and fill out your blog with all of the information that you want. Put content on regularly and keep the quality high.

And there you have it, in just a few short steps, you have managed to set up your very own blog, now you just need to put great content on there and let the World know about it on social media.