Start a Blog

There are many resources available for starting a blog. This article is for the non-techie or someone who is new to creating their blog.
Starting your blog can be a easy and a lot of fun! Thankfully for website editors such as WordPress, it makes it very easy for anyone, including the "non-techie" to create their blog. Read on to see what you need to get started.


What do I need to Start a Blog?

When starting your blog, there are a few things to consider.  I like to call this the "Blog Plan".  This is where we take a look at our purpose for starting the blog and what we need to get started.  This will also help us to see if this is something we really want to do or can commit to.  Ask yourself the following questions as you think about starting your blog:
  1. What will be the purpose of your blog?
  2. How often will you post to your blog?
  3. What will be the domain name for your blog?
  4. What is the best web host provider for your blog?

Start a blog

What is the purpose of your blog?

Think about the purpose of your blog. Will it be to share your favorite recipes or your random thoughts on politics? The purpose is totally up to you, just make sure you are passionate about the topic so you can commit to a posting schedule for your audience!

What will you name your blog?

What will you call your blog? This is important and is like choosing a name for your business. Try to choose a name for your blog that gives the audience an idea of what your blog will be about when they see or hear it. Once you choose your name, you will need to purchase a domain name so you can be found on the web. You can purchase your domain name from GoDaddy or Bluehost .

Start by entering a domain name in the box below to see if the name you chose is available! If not, choose another one and enter it in the box below.

10 Reasons to Choose Bluehost for your Blog

  1. $200 Marketing Credit
  2. Free SSL Certificate
  3. Microsoft Office email accounts branded with your domain name.
  4. Secure Configuration of Login Credentials
  5. Free Domain Name for 1 Year (www.yourwebsitename.com)
  6. Automatic WordPress Updates
  7. Free and premium themes
  8. Automatic WordPress Installation
  9. Bluehost supports over 2 millions websites worldwide (and they can host yours too!)
  10. 24/7 WordPress Hosting Support (One of my favorite features! They are also very friendly)

How often will you post to your blog?

A schedule is very important especially if you have an audience that is depending on the wonderful information that you will be offering in your new blog! Don’t overthink your posting schedule, but make it something that you can stick to. WordPress has a mobile app that makes it easy to post on the go so this is something to keep in mind and it will make it easy for you to stick to a schedule.  More information on this coming soon!


Best Web Hosting Provider

There are tons of articles on the "best web host provider". I am going to share my thoughts with you based on my past experience. I had a blog hosted with Bluehost and I was very pleased with their service. There are so many hosting companies including GoDaddy, Hostgator, Wix, Blogger (Blogspot) and a lot of others. After careful consideration and research at that time, I chose to host my site with Bluehost for a number of reasons and the main one was the fact they offer free SSL certificates! Yes, free SSL certificates for your WordPress website and blog. This gives your site the "https" secure feature that Google and other search engines are looking for on websites and blogs. They have great tech support and it is very easy to install WordPress with their service. You can also register your domain name for your blog (as mentioned previously) from them so it is like a one stop shop for creating your blog!

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Now that I have introduced you to what you need to start your blog, choose your topic for your blog, establish your home on the internet with Bluehost, and start blogging! After you start your blog, you can use it to do some really cool promotions to drive traffic to your blog using free and paid techniques. Check out the post titled, "Creative Marketing Campaign Ideas" for some inspiration!

I am a person who loves to blog and podcast about marketing, QR codes and other related technology! I research and report on marketing campaigns, mobile apps, QR Codes and other related topics to Marketing Professionals and report them using podcasts and blogs to educate and inspire other marketing professionals. If you have an idea that you think would be great for me to share, send me an e-mail using the contact form for review.
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Update:  I am currently doing some experimenting and testing with other website hosts and have recently migrated this blog to the Blogger/Blogspot platform.  If you have been following me, you will notice that I have migrated from Blogger to Wordpress many times over the years!  I guess I like the challenge of moving things around.  I will provide updates on how this is going in hopes that it may be helpful to you.

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