How do you start with creating a blog?

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  1. Learning in Life profile image92
    Learning in Lifeposted 5 years ago

    How do you start with creating a blog?

    I want to start a blog but the setup and monotizing seem so confusing. I'm not even sure what type of blog to create since I have so many interests. I really need step by step advice on create a blog...

  2. Everyday Miracles profile image89
    Everyday Miraclesposted 5 years ago

    This will be a relatively short answer since I don't have time to write a full hub on the subject.

    Since there is no limit on the number of blogs that you can have, feel free to make one for each of your interests, but make sure that whatever it is that you plan on writing about that you have enough subjects to write on to keep the blog updated regularly. Your subject should be niche enough to draw visitors but not so tight that you don't have a variety of topics to write about. I have a blog about cable knitting, for example. Not just fiber crafts or knitting, but /cable/ knitting.

    As far as your platform goes, your best option is /always/ to register a domain (with your keywords in it) and then to install Wordpress (check my profile for a hub about how to do this). If this isn't an option for you, then Blogger isn't a terrible platform and is certainly easy to use. Indeed, Blogger makes monetizing your blog as simple as installing an app to the blog!

    One of the keys is always going to be regular updates. I like Problogger (dot net) for information about blogger, but Copyblogger is also very good.

    1. Learning in Life profile image92
      Learning in Lifeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How often do you consider regularly updated? I created a blog a while back but I think it was a complete bust. Imnotsorich.blogspot.com

    2. Everyday Miracles profile image89
      Everyday Miraclesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It totally depends on how often you want to update it. "Regularly" doesn't necessarily pertain to the frequency so much as the regularity. Even if you only post once a week, post once a week on the same day. Let your readers expect something.

  3. That Grrl profile image76
    That Grrlposted 5 years ago

    Pull all your interests together and see if you can find a niche or a theme. I used to write for a network called, BackWash. The idea wasn't for people to write about individual topics but to create a personality from all their interests and write their own column about all of it. The Internet by Personality was the slogan for the BackWash network. It really helped pull your personality/ niche together when it came time to name your column. Mine was Bewitching Vagabond.

    Before you can really begin a blog you need to know what you're going to be doing with it, the theme to the whole thing.

  4. MarleneB profile image96
    MarleneBposted 5 years ago

    I prefer WordPress because I receive the most readership from the blogs created with WordPress. WordPress has a rich community of readers and people who actively follow fellow bloggers. But, I also have some blogs that I have created with Blogger. Blogger allows me to quickly and easily monetize my blogs without any additional cost.

    Both WordPress and Blogger have excellent tools to help beginners learn how to create effective blogs.

    As for having many interests, that is not an issue at all. Just create a separate blog for each interest. I try to update my blogs at least once a week. In order to keep up with regular updating, I write several blogs on the weekend and then schedule them to be published at the same time on the same day of the week. That way, if anyone is actively following me, they know when to expect an update.

  5. vinner profile image81
    vinnerposted 5 years ago

    First you should decide whether you are going to blog from your own domain or from free services like hubpages, blogger etc. If you are going from your own domain, you will need to buy a domain, design a web etc

  6. mdshawkatalikhan profile image56
    mdshawkatalikhanposted 5 years ago

    that's not difficult,follow my  blog and i am  new.and try to so
    http://enjoyandnews.blogspot.com
    here sing up

  7. ryanjhoe profile image61
    ryanjhoeposted 5 years ago

    If you have so many interest you can have a blog and make as general blog with several categorize and since you just want to start creating it, you can use blogspot and monetize it with adsense.

  8. profile image51
    Krystal Brockposted 5 years ago

    You should create a blog using Wordpress. It is a very good blogging platform. It has excellent features by which you can make a very attractive and fully functional blog. When I started with a blog I found an online tutorial which helped me out. You may visit  http://www.simplewebsitetutorials.com, where they provide information regarding how to create a blog using Wordpress and  additional information. Hope it helps you!

  9. TeamSTM profile image17
    TeamSTMposted 2 years ago

    To me the best advice I can give is "Just Do It!" You say you have many interest, just share them. Like a line from the Field of Dreams, "if you build it, they will come..." Based on this fact, it doesn't matter which blog site you choose or decide to create. HubPages isn't a bad place to start, you could start right here! If you like the experience, then venture into other blog sites and gain more talents or suggestions there.

    In any case, get out there and share you interests. people will either like or dislike your interests. This should stop you from sharing you point of view. Share your interests just because you like them and you want other's to enjoy them. Worry not about the negativity. This will come just because we are dealing with people and they don't share the same points of view as everyone else. So disregard this fact and keep sharing!! smile

 
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