How To Start Blogging: A Detailed Step BY Step Guide

Want to start your own blog?? Don’t know where to start?? I was in your position too. Don’t worry, in this article, I will show you a detailed step by step guide on How To Start Blogging. So without delaying any further let’s jump right into the topic.

How to start blogging

How To Start Blogging

Before getting our hands on How to start blogging I think we should be clear about what is blogging?

What Is Blogging?

Blogging essentially means writing a personal journal or diary and updating it frequently. The main difference between a website and a blog is, a website is static, which means the content of a website doesn’t change frequently while the blog is updated at a regular interval of time. OK! Let us not go deep into the definition of a blog and jump into the main topic.

(You can start your blog for free at websites like Blogger.com, Blogspot.com, and WordPress.com but in this article, we will be talking about Self Hosted blogging i.e paid blogging)

Step By Step Guide On How To Start Blogging

1.Choose Your Niche

A niche simply means what your blog is about. You can start a specific niche website(e.g. Technology, Food, Travel etc..) or a website without any specific topic.  A niche website is generally recommended because you will get a specific type of audience and it will be easier to understand them better.

Choosing a niche is the first step towards starting a blog because firstly you should have a clear idea about what you are going to write in your blog. Secondly, your domain name should be according to your niche.  Look there is no strict rule as such but choosing your niche first makes the process a little easier. Same with the domain name, your blog may be a huge success without a niche related domain but from  SEO( Search Engine Optimization) point of view, it’s better to have a domain name related to your niche.

Now comes the question, How to choose a niche??

Following are some of the questions you can ask while choosing a niche:

What topic is it that interests you the most?

Choosing a niche of your interest is always recommended. If you will start blogging on a successful niche just by seeing some successful blog, you are most likely to fail, because you will get tired.

What topic is it that you want to grow your knowledge in?

Blogging is not always about sharing what you already know, it’s about sharing what you learn.

You need to learn endlessly if you want to be a successful blogger. So be ready for it.

What topic is it that you will keep learning and be sharing even without getting paid for it?

Money is important, but don’t start blogging only for the sake of making money. Money is the byproduct of blogging. If you are doing everything properly and adding value to your readers’ life then money is bound to come, don’t worry about it.

2.Choose And Register Your Domain Name

The second step is to choose and register a domain name. In case you don’t know: a domain name is a unique address for your blog, through which people visit your blog.

Generally, it is recommended to choose a domain related to your niche, but you can choose whatever suits you. After deciding on your domain name you need to register it with a domain name provider. There are many free and good domain name providers such as Godaddy, NameCheap, BigRock etc..

Registering your domain name is easy so we will not go into the details.

3.Choose Your Hosting Provider And Hosting Plan

Web Hosting allows you to store and manage your website/blog on the internet. A hosting provider is a business who provides the technology needed to store and manage your website on the internet. Choosing a good hosting provider and hosting plan is really important because your website’s performance depends on it. There are many cheap but good hosting providers, such as Bluehost.com, Hostgator.com, Sitegroung.com etc…

Following are some of the points you should keep in mind while choosing a Hosting provider and Hosting plan

  • Storage Capacity
  • Bandwidth
  • No of website( In case you want to host more than one website)
  • Quality of service
  • Price Obviously

4.Create Your Blog

You can create your blog in two ways, First one is you can design your blog by yourself (if you know web programming) or you can hire someone to do so. The second one is the most hassle-free way of blogging and that is using WordPress.

WordPress is an online content management system(CMS) through which you can publish your content in a seamless manner. Here we will be talking about creating your blog using WordPress.

First, you need to choose a theme for your blog. There are many good but free themes available on WordPress, but you can choose a paid theme if you want. A clean and easily navigable theme is highly recommended. After you choose your theme you can optimize it according to your need. Setting up WordPress is not that difficult so we will not go into the technicalities in this post.

5.Add Content To Your Blog

One of the most important thing for creating a successful blog is writing quality content. A high-quality content does half of your work. Do some research about the topic before writing anything. Write original content. Your content should be aimed at solving your reader’s problem or add some value to your reader’s life.

These are the five basic steps to start your own blog. There are some advanced things you need to know to make your blog successful, which we will discuss later.

Please write in the comment box if you have any queries about how to start blogging or contact me directly. I will try my best to help you.

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