How To Blog – a Beginner’s Guide 2016

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Step 1 – Choose your preferred blogging platform

Choosing where you want to build blog is pretty much the first thing you have to do. I’m going to take a leap and assume you’ve heard of WordPress, and this is the platform I advocate. It’s massive.

It’s by far one of the biggest blogging platforms in the world, with countless plugins and add-ons and almost infinite ways to design and layout your blog.

There are more than 82 million active users of WordPress = a lot, basically!

Step 2 – Self-hosting or a free alternative?

There are other alternatives however, and they are listed below:

  • Blogger – The next best thing to WordPress.
  • Tumblr – Half social network, half blog.

Even though WordPress is bigger than those two, here are more reasons why you should still build with WordPress:

  1. Super easy set-up and is free to use
  2. Tons of free themes & Plugins to extend functionality
  3. There’s a massive support forum in case you get stuck
  4. Your blog will be insanely fast and it’ll also look Functional and perform – perfect!
  5. Your content can be shared, commented on, and so on.

Step 3 – Start a blog on your own domain

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Seriously, it’s the best.

You’ll need to come up with a domain name you like and also choose a hosting company that can host your blog.

  • Domain: The domain is basically the URL of your website. Example: google.com (Google.com is the domain)
  • Hosting: Hosting is basically the company that puts your website up on the internet so everyone else can see it.  I highly recommend BlueHost.com

These articles may help you avoid some of the growing pains when it comes to your first blog – enjoy!:

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