In our previous article, Everything you Need to Know About Blogs, we talked about blogs and why you should start one. In this article we will go more in depth into the technical aspects of creating your blog before you start on your content writing.
How To Create your Blog
You can start to create your blog by registering a free blog account at either Blogger, or Wordpress. Then follow the instructions given and you will be on the way to quickly starting your blog. While the exact steps may vary, the basic steps to follow will usually be as follows:
1) Create an account
2) Give your blog a name
3) Choose a template for the outlook of your blog
Tips to Follow When Choosing a Blog Name
Blogs can be used for a myriad of reasons and purposes. These include but not limited to blog posts detailing your daily/weekly/monthly activities, writing about topics of interest, reviewing a movie, song or play that you have watched, providing valuable content for the masses and even promoting your own or affiliate products.
Depending on what you will be using your blog for, you should choose a blog name that clearly reflects and is more specific to the themes, content and nature of your blog . However, do check if the name has already been taken. If yes, modify the name a little or choose another variation of the name.
Incorporate Blog to your Website
Next, while not completely necessary but preferable, you can incorporate your blog to your website if you already have one. There are different ways to do so for Blogger and Wordpress, but it can usually be done during the blog registration process mentioned earlier. Just be sure to follow the exact instructions given on each respective site.
If you do not own a website, but would like to start one, register a domain at Namecheap, and get a web hosting account at InMotion Hosting. A domain is basically the address/name of your website while a web hosting is the place where you store your website content online so that other people can access them. If you want to find out more about setting up websites from a wide range of helpful resources including FAQs and even video tutorials, go to Namecheap and InMotion Hosting support pages.
Once you have created your blog and/or incorporate it to your website, the next crucial step is to start on the content writing and content marketing for your blog. These may come in many forms but the essential ones are writing articles and creating videos, infographics and podcasts. All these content can then be posted on your blog to generate buzz and bring in traffic to your blog. If you are interested to learn more about how a professional SEO company can do content writing and content marketing for your blog, head on over to 786SEO premium content marketing services now.