A Blog is a place where the information is shared under the particular domain in the interest of internet browser. If You have some hobby and area of interest which you can give or take benefit from or to internet users then why not start a blog and share your ideas, Information under one particular domain under world wide web. Blogging is art, If you love writing stuff which can pass some useful information to internet users, for example, Tutorial Sites like this, Health-related blogs, Food recipe related blogs and or any other Niche which can benefit to society.
In This Tutorial, I Will share two ways to start your personal blog, I.e. Freeway to start a blog or a paid way to start a blog and my recommendation in the end, For instance if you don’t want to pay anything at start and want to test your work on free platform then check free way to start a website but if you have solid proof plan to start and promote it then you have an option for paid one which does uses paid professional services.
Free-way To Start A Blog
Yes, You can start your blog with zero cost but also there will be some limitation and some key benefits too which will be shared in this space. Therefore, Follow the steps described below and you will be good to go.
Choosing Free Blogging platform
There are three mainly used blogging platforms are Blogger.com, Tumblr.com, and Wix.com.
But I will suggest you use blogger.com (Google Product) since its most commonly used blogging platform and give you some freedom to use like, Design, Widgets, Custom Panels etc. You can set up your own domain too in blogger.com if you want to develop into the mainstream blog as in this tutorial I will be sharing a complete way to start a blog.
You can also choose tumblr.com, Wix.com but they limit you to use some of the resources as a free platform but they do have addons if you acquire premium membership but strongly don’t recommend to use it if you want more features-in-hand.
Signing Up and Creating Blogger Account
Open Blogger.com and sign up/in using your Google ID.
Setup Some basic credentials like Display Name, Google Plus Profile as start-up screen shows.
Click On ‘‘Create New Blog” In Blogger Dashboard.
Now Next screen Pop-up will appear, Fill-up details of your blog title, Blog address (Make Sure it does include your blog niche e.g. if you want start food recipe blog, then create blog adress something like food-recipe-blog.blogspot.com or likewise) and then choose a theme as listed below and then click on ”create blog!”
There you go, Now you can start your new posts with your new blog and share to the world
If You want to do some customizations, change of theme or some paid or free widget, Following are the lists of blogger resources where you can find each and everything about it from free themes to other setup info and tutorials.
- Free Blogger Templates – https://btemplates.com/, https://gooyaabitemplates.com/
- Blogger Tutorials – http://bbloggertutorials.blogspot.com/, http://bbloggertutorials.blogspot.in/
- Blogger Widgets – http://www.bloggerplugins.org/, https://www.mybloggertricks.com/2013/07/50-popular-blogger-widgets-and-plugins.html
So Above are good blogger resource websites where you can download various blogger templates, widgets for free and can customize in any way or form you want.
Paid-way To Start A Blog
There are various advantages to use paid services to start and manage your blog because it offers you an unlimited number of opportunities to create, edit, optimize and promote in a way or form you like because it does unlock so many features from where you can promote your website using some search engine optimization or create awesome design and templates you like.
Requirement To Start A Blog
- Unique Domain I.e. .com, .net, .Org etc – Buy Here
- Webhosting Account – Buy Here Or Get Free Hosting (Not Recommended)
Choosing Blogging CMS
CMS Stands for Content Management System as there are various CMS included in your hosting e.g. WordPress, Drupal, Joomla but I will recommend using WordPress CMS because it is most recommended and easy-to-use interface which does give you loads of opportunities and freedom to work with it.
Drupal and Joomla are other options but you can say it’s not a good option to start because their structure is more complex as compared to others. Therefore, WordPress Will be good option to start Blog.
Set-Up And Installation
Installing a WordPress Blog is really easy as we have shared a step-by-step guide in order for setting up domain DNS and installing WordPress along with all other details in a separate blog.
Install WordPress Guide: How To Install WordPress – Step By Step Guide
You can follow each and every step to start your blog, adding nameservers, etc in an above-linked blog post.
- WordPress Themes – https://wordpress.org/themes/ (Free), https://themeforest.net/ (Paid)
- WordPress Tutorials – https://howtotuts.net/category/wordpress-tutorials/
Now here is everything you need to know or required to Start A Blog.