Growing up as a young teen, having crossed the self-awakening phase of my life, I sought knowledge like every young blood. In my pursuit for information, and network, one of my safe places was attending seminars that stir minds propelling one to “dare to be different” and if there is something that rings a bell right now, it would be me hearing one of the celebrated keynote speakers asking us to own a blog, by such carving a niche, get your information out there, the world is digital and globalization was the threshold to leverage.
The word ricochet finds its place in today’s topic as the same weight which they did pull as mentioned by the speakers still find a great dose of application in today’s world. It would be worth considering starting a blog with a vision for your brand as an individual or business.
In today’s article, I will simply share with you the easy steps with golden information on how to create your blog with ease; trust me, it’s simpler than understanding the meaning of a blog.
What is a Blog?
While a blog is almost similar to a website, Wikipedia explains it as a blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries. Posts are often shown in reverse chronological order, with the most recent post showing first at the top of the web page.
I believe that is some fresh juice to get you started; let’s jump into the main thing then, shall we?
5 easy steps to creating your blog
1. GET A BLOG NAME
We have to name a child, right? So, what name comes to mind for the blog you intend to create? While you hold onto that, the purpose of the blog must have been considered if it is for yourself or your brand; this ripples to the mission if it is just a diary of events, pleasure or to generate revenue? If you have answered all these, then let's get back on track.
While the name should be descriptive so it helps users identify what the blog represents beforehand for a safe landing, there is also a need to check if your domain name [the blog name] is available.
2. GO LIVE
In this phase, two things are important to set your blog running: blog hosting and blogging software, which comes as a pair in most cases.
A blog host keeps all of your blog's files and makes them available to users when they launch your blog; however, you must first possess a blog host. Do your findings on the preferred blog host to serve you.
3. DESIGN YOUR BLOG
Depending on the blog host used, usually on the landing page after entering your password, there is an option for you to select WordPress, kindly select your preferred theme [layout of colors] or you could choose to use other themes by selecting the icon “Appearance” to access a pool of other options.
Once the ideal theme has been concluded, you can then “Activate” to see how your blog would look like, and if you need to change anything, you can proceed anytime.
4. CONTENT CREATION
For each rookie site, WordPress automatically produces default material, which you must erase before publishing your new post. Follow the procedures outlined below to complete this task.
Go to Settings >Posts>Add new
Once you have had this sorted, you can proceed to publish a post.
When you're ready to make your blog public for the first time, go to your WordPress dashboard and choose your blog hostname which is usually by the top left, then click the blue "Start" button to remove the placeholder page and then launch your blog.
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