How to Start a Blog, a Step-by-Step guide of creating a blog
How to start a blog most of the people who tried to search jobs on online might tried this i really want to know how many of your compleated sucessfully?
Step 1: Open Mind for Ideas
If you want to create blog or site , you must put your focus on particular idea , for example if you cant to create a blog about art you should post only about art .
remember Your topic should be unique, think different like people don’t able to find in other websites
Love your work
If you dont put full focus on your work , you might not get the results you were expecting ,If you don’t love your work what is the point of working .
If you don’t love your work it will effect on your writing, you will be lack of ideas. You can’t able to post good topics slowly you will loose your audience
Think well what kind of topic will makes you happy while writing , its about your travel stories, food recipe, or photos, or celebrities .
You are not alone
if you think you are only one who thinks different ,then you are mistaken , if you search in google you will know how many people are there think same like you
for example if you type “Food topics” ,million of people are there think same like you
i will suggest if you want to write about “food ” choose keywords is like lunch box, favorite dessert, special dinner, food pot, same like these not directly related but related and catchy
What you need for a Blog
- Domain and web-hosting site
- word-press theme
- yoast seo
Step 2: Choose blog name and web hosting
Every one spend lot of time in choosing website name , i will suggest you don’t waste more time in choosing perfect blog name choose any name that make you feel it is okay for your Blog.
If you want you can Change your Blog name when You get 50,000 visitors every month.
You need a Web hosting site , with out it you can’t able to see your blog on internet , In some websites they offer you free Domain.
currently i am using Hostgator it is good so far, when i bought Host gator they gave me 25% discount also.
before Choosing a domain name consider these tips
– Choose (.com) they are easier to remember and people feels .com is trusted site
– Never choose number in domain name
–Go for something easy to remember and easy to pronounce like catchy
–if you want to promote yourself go for your name
–Use keywords as domain when people search for it your domain will appear
it takes some time in searching good names but you will get one soon, mostly 1 word domain names are taken now 2 words are left
Step-3 Install word press
You can start your own blog without any one help, this as simple as it looks just have to follow few steps
After getting your Domain and hosting account , You can login to Hosting site and click on” install WordPress” icon to install word press
Choose the “Do it yourself ” Then click “Install” Next
Click on the “Choose domain “button
Now check mark on “i have read the terms and conditions” finally click Install now
Wait a minute you will get your wordpress blog
Step -4 Install wordpress theme on your blog
next step is Login to your wordpress admin, you will receive a yourdomain.com/wp-admin/. you will a box like this enter to login
you will enter into your dashboard if you are new to word press site your dashboard might look like this
Click on Appearance -> Themes, wordpress comes with few themes
Then click “Add new” you sill see so many new themes some are free some have price tag
every one taste is different some want two columns some want 3 columns on their website
Click–> Feature Filter
Select what you like on your website grid layout , one column then click apply filter
You will see few sites related to the options, check preview once you like it click install and click active
now your WordPress theme is activated you can check your theme preview
Step 5 -customize your word-press blog
these are amazing customization options are on word press blog , we will discuss few essential options
if you came to dashboard you will find customize option in Appearance -> Customize
when you click Customize – In sidebar you will find , webpage design , front page content, header design like that.
check this image Customize->web page design->site identity: Site logo , title tagline, site icon.
when you are finished it adding your site name , logo, title and site icon , you can click – “Save and Publish”.
Step 6- Search Engine Optimization(SEO) essential for traffic
SEO helps your website found in search engine in particular keyword or in particular phrases .
Mostly SEO main work is to reach genuine real people by test, image and video ,
Your main work is to create good blog for Your readers .
There is Seo plugin which helps you show your site in search engine
Search for “Yoast seo ” in the search bar , when you find the Yoast SEO, Click “Install” then Active it .
After install Go to SEO Menu on sidebar and click Dashboard.
When you you click dashboard click on “Company Info ” button where you will find website name , company or person .Write your details there you can upload you company logo, they will be visible on Google search engine
Next Click on the “Webmaster tools ” button and click on tab “Google search console” webmaster tools allows your site on their search enzine visibility
When you click “Google search console ” it will take you to Google login page.
Once Login to the Google You will see Webmaster central , click on HTML tag , You will see a code copy the Code which is quotation mark .
Once you copy it go back to Yoast seo and paste the code and click on save changes button .
Once you finished click on save changes button now go to webmaster central page click ” Verify” it take a minute or two minutes or verify your site
If you like you can do it Bing webmaster tools also, process is same , when you publish new post it will appear on google search , by using keywords and phrases.
we are not yet finished lot more to do Now go to Yoast seo -> Dashboard -> General , click on ” Open the configuration wizard ” tab.
It will take to another page it will have 10 quick steps to optimize your blog.
First step is welcome screen you can skip or you can fill it .
Second step is environment, you must choose production , if you are blogging regularly
Step-3 is site type , what type of site yours blog , webshop, new site . You can see other options here also when you select the option click next.
Step-4 is Company or Person we already set this in customize you can skip it if you want .
In the Step-5 is Post type visibility, you can select which one you want to visible in Google search.
Next step is how many authors post in your blog , if you have more than then you can select yes
Next step is Google search console click on “Get google authoration code “once you click the button it will take you to the page click “ALLOW” button to conform the acess
In the Step 9 -Title settings , you can select the symbol , this symbol is used to separate your blog post title.
Final step is congratulatory message and click close to finish it .