The first thing I recommend to anyone curious about how to start a blog is to buy a domain name.
I own erickneko.live, for example. (Full disclosure, I’ve been a Mango Hosting customer since 2020 and have used their WordPress blog hosting since a painful misadventure with a free blogging platform). If you type my domain name into your web browser, you’ll be taken to the corresponding website.
Follow these seven steps to start your own blog:
1. Choose a blog platform: Before starting a blog, select a platform to build your blog. Popular platforms include WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr.
2. Choose a domain name: Your domain name will be your website address. Choose a name that is easy to remember and represents your blog’s purpose.
3. Get hosting: Hosting is the service that allows your blog to be seen on the internet. There are many options available, ranging from free to paid options.
4. Design your blog: Your blog’s design should be easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing. Consider using a template or theme to help you get started.
5. Install plugins: Plugins can add extra features and functionality to your blog. Popular plugins include SEO, contact forms, and social media sharing buttons.
6. Write content: Start creating content for your blog. Content should be interesting, informative, and relevant to your audience.
7. Promote your blog: Once you have written content for your blog, share it on social media, email lists, and other websites to attract more readers.