5 Steps on How To Start Bogging Within Minutes



1. Ask yourself what you love, care about or wish
to share with others. If you're going to write
about something regularly and keep your blog fresh
with new information, then you need to write about
something that stokes your passion or that reflects
your daily experience.

2. Think about how you want to help people. While
you want to know your broad subject area, you
need to focus your blog topics more narrowly, so that
it has a clear purpose.

3. Spy on your competition. Take a look at other
blogs on your topic to see what other people are
already doing. Ask yourself what you have to offer that
is different from what other people are already doing.
Identifying your niche will give your blog an angle that
distinguishes it from your competitors.

4. Generate some names for your blog. Try
brainstorming a list of names and writing them on
a piece of paper, or talk to friends and family to get
ideas. You can also try freewriting to see what comes
out of your mind as you free associate about your
topic.

5. Research keywords related to your subject to
help people find your blog. Go to a keyword
suggestion scraper site like http://ubersuggest.io/
Enter items that are relevant to your topic into the
appropriate search field. You can search by word
or phrase, by website or by subject.
The tool will generate words or phrases associated
with your topic. Pick the words that have a high
number of monthly searches but have low to
medium levels of competition. Try to include them
in your blog name.

Check these keywords from time to time when
you're writing a blog post. If you fit the keywords
into your posts in a natural way, then search
engines may be more likely to pick up on your blog
and show it to people who are conducting searches
about your subject.

Decide where to create and host your blog.

Blogger and WordPress are 2 of the most popular
blog creation sites on the Web.
Blogger: Google owns Blogger and has set it up for
ease of use. Your blog will be extremely easy to set
up and maintain, and you'll have Google's traffic
management tools at your disposal. You can
purchase a custom domain name for US$10 per
year or you can get a free BlogSpot domain name
such as yourblog.blogspot.com. If you already own
another domain name, you can use it for no cost.

Tumblr.com. This is a very handy, world-wide
micro-blogging site. It provides a very friendly user
interface and even helps place ads on your blog
page to get you money. For more information read
this article on how to create a Tumblr account.

WordPress: With WordPress, getting started will
take more time. However, you'll find that
WordPress has a wide variety of more sophisticated
tools for enhancing and promoting your blog. You
can purchase a custom domain name on
WordPress for $18 per year or map an existing
domain name to WordPress for $13 per year. If you
want a free domain, you can use something like
yourblog.wordpress.com.[1] It is also important to
note that there is a difference between
WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

Using
Makeblog.org is a great way to start your blog. They
are both free to use. Meanwhile, with
Wordpress.com, it is hosted by the Wordpress
organization, so your domain will be on a
subdomain of Wordpress.com. Meanwhile with
Wordpress.org, you are self hosting it, so your
domain will be on your selected name. The former
restricts bloggers from making an income and
while the latter does require set up on your own
host, it then allows full access to your blog's
backend, full suite of features and improved SEO
performance. [2]

Webs.com: Webs is a website builder that has been
around since 2001. Everything about this website
builder is customizable with their drop-n-drag
feature. What's even better about this builder, is
that you do not need any technical skills. Everything
you need to know about what you want included in
your blog is in front of you with easy to see/read
options. Personal sites start free with no trial
period. Of course, if you want some enhanced
features, you will need to upgrade for an affordable
fee.

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