Blogging is a great way of expressing yourself and unfolding information. Your knowledge expands, your language improves. Moreover, you can make some cash from it. Isn’t it great? There are already a numerous number of blogs over the internet. Some successful and some not!
If you are a beginner and wish to start out blogging but, don’t know where to start from, you can follow our 5 easy steps mentioned below. These aren’t any promotion strategies in fact core fundamental things to be paid attention at.
5 simple steps for beginners:
- Select a platform for your blog.
- Select a Domain name and Hosting server.
- Select the best plug-ins for your blog.
- Choose your topic wisely.
- Content does matter!
#1 Select A Platform For Your Blog
First of all, you need to do is to pick a blogging platform for your blog. There are some free platforms being offered like WORDPRESS, TUMBLR, BLOGSPOT, etc. However, these platforms have their own specific cons such as you won’t be the owner of your web blog and there would be a few limitations for posting videos or images or perhaps in installing some plug-ins in WordPress. In addition to the present cons, your blog’s URL / Domain would not be yours! For example your blogname.wordpress.com, your blogname.tumblr.com or your blogname.blogspot.com and so on. So, if you can spare some amount and buy your own platform it would be merely great!
#2 Select A Domain Name And Hosting Server
You cannot begin a web blog without a domain name. So, the second thing you need to do is to “SELECT THE DOMAIN NAME”. It’s simply the URL of your blog for example- www.Yourcompanyname.blogpost.in, www.Yourcompanyname.wordpress.com etc. Purchasing a domain doesn’t cost much, usually about Rs.500 INR to Rs.1000 INR. Now to hold your blog you need a hosting server. “WEB HOSTING SERVER” is nothing but a space you get on rent for storing your blog or its data. Some of the best hosting servers are- InMotion Hosting, arvixe, bluehost, HostGator, etc. For more information on best hosting servers, you can visit http://www.toptenreviews.com/services/web-hosting/best-web-hosting/
#3 Select The Best Plug-in For Your Blog
Installing plug-ins is a very important part of your blog. When users read your blog articles they may even wish to share them over the social networks such as facebook, twitter, etc. In that case, you need to provide them with sharing options. You can do this by installing plug-ins in your blog. Installing the plug-ins won’t take much time and even after installation it would be just one click away to be shared on social networks for a user on your blog. If you are using a WordPress platform, then you can feel lucky as there are a number of plug-ins available. You can go through the features of each one of them and choose wisely.
#4 Choose Your Topic Wisely
When you have firmly decided about starting a blog, the foremost vital thing you need to be sure of is your “TOPIC”. Don’t pick any random topics because in beginning you may be able to write the content but later on you would find it boring and won’t get much content to write about. Also, keep your blog in one direction only- which implies do not keep two to three topics on your blog. If you wish to write about different topics then make different blogs for it. For example: including fashion themes, traveling, cooking, gadgets all the topics into one single blog would make it look more like a website and not a blog. So keep your thoughts straight and choose a single topic for a single web blog wisely.
#5 Content Does Matter!
If you think by following the above tips you will make a blog successful, then you are wrong! You might get a good response in the beginning but later on your audience may decrease. After you have selected your content you need to post quality of content and that too periodically. Include bullet points, sub headings, numbers, statistics, line breaks, bold fonts, images, etc. in your content as users would be able to easily scan your content. Also, use “CATCHY HEADLINES”. Please keep in mind that “Quality Matters”. Here if you don’t have a large number of visitors then don’t lose hope. You will get it gradually. Your high quality of content would drag them to your blog.
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