How to start a blog

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People read blogs to get a personal perspective on topics, which is why most bloggers write in a relaxed, conversational tone.

Source – Emerging EdTech

Many successful bloggers will write on a range of topics on the same site because of the structure. Also, to have a good blog, you don’t have to be an expert on the topics you write about. Visitors to a food blog, for example, don’t want to read a food scientist’s manual; instead, they want to hear about someone’s actual cooking experiences, their mistakes and everything in between.

Blogging is sharing what you know with the rest of the world. It is much easier to start a successful blog if you write about topics that you are passionate about. Your enthusiasm will shine through and keep your readers intrigued as long as you write about topics that truly interest you.

If done right, blogging can be hugely profitable. The world’s biggest bloggers are clearly making a lot of money, but even a part-time blogger can expect to make a decent profit if everything is done right. The best thing is that blogging is a type of passive income because you can write content in just a few hours each week and still make money from it.

In a nutshell, a blog is a website that primarily focuses on written material, commonly known as blog posts. We usually hear about news blogging or celebrity blogging sites in popular culture, but as you will see in this tutorial, you can start a successful blog on almost any topic.

Bloggers frequently write from a personal perspective, which allows them to connect with their audience on a more intimate level. Most blogs also have a “comments” area where readers can interact with the blogger. Interacting with your guests in the comments area helps strengthen the blogger-reader relationship.

  • An interesting blog name should be descriptive so readers can know what your site is about just by looking at it.

If you’re going to write about a certain topic, you’ll want to include it in your domain name somehow. But try not to focus too much on one word. A food blog, for example, doesn’t have to contain the term “cooking”. The terms “food”, “recipes” and “meals” would further indicate that your site is focused on cooking.

If you are thinking of starting a personal blog where you talk about a range of topics, I recommend using your name, or some variation of it, because that’s all about you.

  • Now that you’ve chosen a name for your blog, it’s time to put it online. It might seem difficult or complex, but the instructions below will walk you through the process and make it straightforward.

You will need two things to get your blog up and running: blog hosting (also known as web hosting) and blogging software. The good news is that they are usually sold as a set. A blog host is a company that keeps all of your blog files and makes them available to users when they post your blog name. To have a blog, you will need a blog host. Bluehost, Go daddy are few known blog hosts.

  • Change the look of your blog – You will be on the WordPress dashboard after logging in. You can make any changes you want to your blog here. Everyone has a different take on how their blog looks. One of the best things about WordPress is that you can completely change the look of your site with just a few clicks.
  • It’s time to start posting now that your blog is up and running! Let’s start by creating your first piece of content.

Select “Messages” from the menu on the left. There is already a post there, as you can see. We don’t need this article, which comes standard with every new WordPress site. To delete it, go to the bottom of the post and select “Recycle Bin”. Click on the “Add New” option to start creating a new message.
You have arrived at the post editor. In the top box, enter a title for your post, then start writing in the box below.

  • Static and dynamic content are the two forms of material that your blog should give away.

Static content: Your blog should contain a few essential pages specially created to give visitors the resources they need. The content of these pages is static, which means that it does not change frequently, if at all. These are usually top-level pages that you can access through your blog navigation. Apart from your blog, which is usually launched on the home / main page, these two essential sites should be easily accessible and displayed in your top menu (header).

Dynamic content: Your blog is your dynamic content, and it’s the most essential content you have to deliver. This is where you, as the author, will inject your unique brand of useful material into the blog, providing your readers with helpful tips, facts, perspectives and stories. This is how you keep your visitors interested and come back for more.

The content of your blog should be updated regularly and at regular intervals. A sequel will never be built while waiting months to generate material. Posting weekly content and driving traffic to these posts can help you grow your brand.

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