Welcome! Have you wanted to start a blog but aren’t sure where to begin? Here’s a mini-course to get your own blog set up and running!
Work at Your Own Pace as You Start a Blog
Complete each step as time allows, as quickly or slowly as you wish, no strings attached. You won’t even need to provide an email address. Have fun embarking on your blogging journey!
This first step will guide the direction of your blog. View a list of links to help you find a domain name which hasn’t already been taken. Ideas about blog topics and tips for finding your niche will also be provided.
This second step will provide you with options, some free, for hosting your blog online. Learn the pros and cons of free vs. paid hosting so you can make an informed decision. It’s your blog, and you get to determine what kind of site it’s going to be.
This step will give you choices about customizing your website’s appearance. Many free themes are available. A list of premium paid theme choices will be provided as well. Select a theme which fits with your chosen niche.
Customize your website with a personalized logo which fits with your niche. Browse through the list of graphic design sites, both free and paid. Learn tips about creating your own brand and adding images to your site.
Access tips about the number of posts to write before going live. Learn how to drive traffic to your blog. Launch your blog and take it to the masses!
Most Importantly, Have Fun as You Start a Blog!
Creating a blog should be an interesting, fun process. The world of blogging is full of opportunities for collaboration, connection and sharing your voice. If you would like to go beyond these beginning steps and learn more advanced tips, be sure to read my posts about Creating Evergreen Pins for Pinterest and How to Send Your Blog Traffic Soaring. You might also be interested in my Blogging Tips board on Pinterest. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck as you start a blog!