Blog is one of the best platforms to express your ideas and a great tool to promote your personal brand and business. Here is the 5 basic steps through which you can create your blog.
CHOOSE YOUR BLOGGING PLATFORM
There is no. of platforms for creating blog (for example tumbler, blogger, wordpress etc.), choose one of them to create your own blog address. The easiest, safest and user friendly platform to create your own blog address is wordpress. The important recommendation is do not use free platform because there is no control as if you infringe terms & conditions of other websites (wordpress.com, bloggers.com) they can shut down your blog any time, even if done by mistake. Other limitations are that you cannot use other plugins and themes and space availability is not more than 3GB for posts, images, videos etc.
CREATE YOUR DOMAINN NAME (www.yourblog.com)
Before moving further, create your domain name. Domain name has its own benefits for example: it affects your ranking in search engines; it creates your brand name etc. domain name should be brandable over generic, It should be more concise, it should be easy to type, learn and pronounce.
SIGN UP WITH WEB HOST AND INSTALL WORDPRESS
Web host stores your all blog content, images and videos and displays it to visitors. It makes access to your blog easy. Without web host you won’t be able to see your domain nor will your visitors be able to see your posts.
CUSTOMISING AND CHOOSING A BLOG THEME
After installing wordpress and entering wordpress dashboard you can customise your blog page. There are many items that you can add to menu: Dashboard: it is the home page that you see right after logging. Posts: in post you can publish new blog, edit the old blogs etc. Media: this is the gallery which stores all the videos, pdf etc. Other items such as links, pages, comments, appearance, plugins, users, tools, settings and many more items that seems to be relevant.
CREATE POSTS AND PAGES
Now, you are on the stage where you can create your post and add it to the blog address. The things you should keep in mind while writing a blog is the title area, content area, standard editing tools, publishing tools, and additional fine tuning tools. Now, the final step is adding links to your post, adding images, adding videos from YouTube, creating slug and adding headings.
These are the basic steps by which you can make blog. It is not necessary that you use only wordpress to create your blog but any one which you believe to be good. WordPress is recommended because it is user friendly.