Have you traveled a lot that you wanted to share your experiences to the world?
The easiest way to reach people in this generation is through social media like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc.
For those who want to take it to the next level wherein you can run and design your own page, try B-L-O-G-G-I-N-G.
Here how’s I created mine.
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I started my blog last May 2014. At first it was all about my running experiences, the training, how to buy the right shoes and some motivational post through Ilovetorunandyoga.wordpress.com.
After 20+ articles I ran out of ideas, that’s when I thought of adding other topics. I added my travel escapades, food and random daily adventures then BOOM! Information overload.
I changed the site name from Ilovetorunandyoga -> VienesLovesLife and it’s now under adVIENtures.com. Thank you if you are currently reading this post.
Step 1: If you want to start your own blog, think about these things:
- Your topic. Think of something that will attract readers and tickle their curiosity.
- Your niche. The type of people who will be reading your articles.
- Your style. How you tell your story or the message.
- Your site address or url. Something easy to remember and related to your topic.
Step 2: It’s time to research where you’ll post the article or your platform. It can either be free-hosted or self-hosted blog.
- I’m using WordPress. (Note: It’s wordpress.org not wordpress.com) Others are Blogger, Tumblr, Weebly and a lot more.
You’ll need a host which allows your website accessible in the World Wide Web. There are a lot of web-hosting site.
- I had mine at Bluehost.com.
It’s simple, user-friendly and WordPress recommended. It has a knowledge base where you can search answers for all your questions as well as information on how to run a blog.
Type the domain name or site address that you want.
Choose the payment plan that you want.
- 12 months at $5.95 per month is $71.40 per year and $71.40 upfront.
- 24 months at $4.95 per month is $59.40 per year and $118.80 upfront.
- 36 months at $3.95/month is $47.4 per year and $142.20 upfront.
After that, you’ll receive your username and password via email.
You can now access your Bluehost account.
Once you’re logged in to your Bluehost account, it’s time to install WordPress.
You can find it on the hosting tab or cpanel tab.
It will direct you to MOJO Market. Look for the button and then Click install WordPress.
Type the Site name, Admin username and log in.
Log-in to WordPress. Yay!
Don’t forget to bookmark your dashboard.
Step 3: You need to design what your web page will look like. Think of ways on how it should attract more readers as well as easy navigation.
- Install themes. There are free samples available in WordPress that you can install. If you are creative and knows web design then you can upload it.
Customize your themes.
- Install Plugins.
- Add widgets.
- Explore the WordPress’ dashboard. (Be careful when using the Editor tab under Appearance.)
Step 4: Once you’re done and satisfied, you may now start your first article. Congratulations!
Do you have an existing blog and want to transfer to Bluehost?
If you have any question for the migration, you can use the Bluehost Knowledge Base.
Note: I am a Bluehost affiliate, which means the company pays me a commission every time someone signs up via one of my links but this didn’t influence my recommendation and I honestly believe they offer the best hosting available.
I hope this article helps you start your own blog.
Proofread and edited by Vany Piol.