I think that it is fitting that my third blog post is about how to start a blog since BLOGSHAVEN plans to blog about blogging, right? But first, I want you to know that I am not planning to write a lengthy post. I am just going to give you some easy steps on how to start a blog and probably we will discuss each of the points in another blog post in the future.
So, here are the five easy steps on how to start a blog:
1. Decide on a niche or topic.
Knowing what to blog or what you want to blog about is one of the keys to successful blogging. This will help you focus on what to do with your blog and plan where you want to go in the long run.
Tip on deciding what niche or topic. Choose one to three related topics that you are passionate about. Something that gives you excitement as you write and like to research more about.
2. Get a domain name.
A domain name is your blog's address on the world wide web. In the case of this blog, I got myself www.blogshaven.com. You can get your domain name from domain registrars like GoDaddy or NameSilo.
Tip on getting a domain name. It should be short, easy to remember, and says a lot about you or the topic you are planning to write. Something related to your niche. Most of all, make it easy for a person to remember especially when you give it out verbally to someone.
3. Get a web hosting.
A web hosting is where your blog data is stored. If you are building a house, it is the land wherein you are putting up your house. You can get free blog hosting from blogger.com or wordpress.com, but if you are planning in monetizing your blog in the future, I suggest you get a web hosting account and install WordPress as your blogging platform. Owning the land wherein you're building your house gives you more freedom to do whatever you want. So as with self-hosted WordPress, you can install any theme and plugins you want and more importantly, you can also make money from it.
4. Write passionately.
After setting up your blog, write passionately about the topic you have decided upon. Write regularly and fill your blog with a lot of posts. Do research and expand your knowledge. Keep your readers excited.
5. Promote your blog.
Promote your blog to your friends and family. You can tell them directly or share it to your social media accounts. Tell the world that you have started a blog!
Now that you know how to start a blog, I am sure you still have a lot of questions on your mind. So, please don't hesitate and leave them in the comments below. I will answer you as soon as I possibly can.