If you don’t have a blog of your own, it’s likely you’ve come across them and may be considering writing one in the future.
What is blogging?
A blog (abbreviation of weblog), is a website that is designed to chronicle information over time through journal-like entries written through the creator’s perspective. There is no set topic for a blog and the creator is welcome to express his or her views on any subjects, from movies, to politics to travel. They may even be entirely personal, keeping track of the writer’s own life.
While there is no certain way to define a blog, due to their customizable nature and unrestricted topics, there are several aspects that most blogs have in common:
If you’ve decided to begin your own blogging journey, you may have already looked at options such as Blogger or Tumblr. While these sites are great for certain projects, bloggers often find the features of these sites limiting, and designs are relatively un-customizable.
As a result, many bloggers are choosing WordPress to create their blog website. WordPress can be suited to your specific needs, whether it’s a simple personal blog or a high-powered business-oriented site. Users can easily create posts, take advantage of the integrated photo gallery support, upload files with ease and enhance their visitors’ user experience by adding plug-ins and widgets. WordPress sites are also highly customizable, with a huge range of themes to choose from and even the ability to create your own.
How to create a WordPress blog?
The quickest way to get started on WordPress is by creating a free WordPress starter blog by following a few simple steps.
To register with WordPress, simply visit www.wordpress.com, click ‘Sign Up’ and choose a username which will be used to determine your domain. This can be upgraded to a custom domain later if you wish. Upon signup, a verification email will be sent to your inbox. Once verified, you’re good to go.
WordPress offers a variety of free themes, allowing you to get your blog up and running in no time with a design that suits your style. This can be easily changed or upgraded at another time.
Once your first post goes live, you’re ready to call yourself a blogger! Once you’re familiar with the way WordPress works, you may wish to invest in a custom domain or a premium theme to ensure your blog looks at its best.
How to manage blogging websites?
Managing your blog after setting it up is simple, but requires commitment and dedication to build a loyal readership. Following a few simple tips to keep your blog appealing will ensure your new followers stay for the long-haul:
Isn't it easy to create a new blog? So, when are you creating yours?