Create a Blog in three easy steps .

[   By Prabhakar kumar —]

                                                                            Machu Pichu, Peru         Blog profession  has  today become  a complete  profession  of  earning  money . Lot of people  has opted  this  profession for  their  livelihood .  Today  blogs are  being used as a source of information for our students and readers.     Blog making is not a hard  and difficult  work . We can easily make  our blog by  taking some  wise steps  related  blog formation .  These simple steps are following :-

[1] Decide what you are going  to blog about .:-  The first thing  you need  to do is to decide the subject of your blog . Is  there anything you enjoy  or are really  passionate about ?  If you have  this , then   start a  blog about it . When I started my  first  blog , I  was  really interested in  and concerned with health  and employment problem among all , so I  picked that topic .  It makes  no  sense  to start  a blog about  something  you have no  interest in , while  it  is  more  easier to write  articles and posts about  subjects  that you are  passionate and  good knowledge of   it .

                                                                       It is  better when you  have   been  interested  in a specific  field or  subject  for a long time . However   , if you  do  not  have any idea  which topic or niche   you  want  to  write  about ,   think  about  your  hobbies or  just  start  blogging about your daily activities  , memorable  moments or simply about  everything .

[2]    Decide which blogging Platform to use , free or self hosted ?–  It  is  very  important  to  give importance to  hosting  platform . It plays very crucial  role in formation and promotion  your  blog .    As we know  that   , most of  the  blogs on the  internet are  made  using  the  WordPress  blogging  platform .  In reality   , WordPress  has  been downloaded  over 65 million times and  is  used by  many  popular  blogs  and  websites .

                      Following  reasons  compel me   to  think using WordPress  is  the  best  way  to  start your  blog :

                     [a] You  are  free  to  choose  from many  different  layouts and free themes .

                     [b]  You can   easily write  blog posts and  add  pictures to your  blog .

[c]  People  can comment and  share your  blog and etc .

                                     From free  blog writing  facility , you  should not  take it  as  free .  You can create  a free  blog on a  or ,  but  they  are  not actually free . How it  is not free ?  –

                                      You are  not  free to  get  your own domain — instead , you will  get a  sub – domain . My  blog  has  its own  domain  , but if I had decided  to start a blog  on blogger .com [ for example ] , then  it would look like  blogger.  which is  more clumsy and odd  looking .

        They are  lacking of different  themes  / layouts and plugins :-    In such situation  , you blog will look  really  blank  and boring  .  If   you  want  additional  themes or  plugins to  customize your  blog , you  have to pay  a lot .

           No control on your Blog :-    Your  blog  is hosted on  another site , thus  you  have no  ownership of  that  blog  or  you  are  not  the  owner of  this   property .   If  moderators  decide  that  your  blog  does  not  fit with  their  policies [ which  can  happen quite often ],  they  can actually  delete   your  blog without  any  warnings . In short  , all  your  efforts  and  hard  works   spent  on  the  blog  will  be  vanished within seconds .

             You  are  not  able to  earn money from your  Blog :-   Yes  , you can  make money with  blogging . lots  of  people  are  doing  so .   If  you ever  decide  to  earn money with  your  blog   , you   are  unable  to  do it  on a free blog  . They  simply  do  not  allow  you to  do  that .  Even if  they   do , they  want  their  own cut , which is  usually 50%.

                   If you are not interested  in continuing  your  blogging  more  than  a  few  months , then it    definitely  start  with  a free  blog .    A self  hosted  blog on your  own domain []  is  by  far  the  better  option . It  gives you  full  control  over   your  blog and you  shall   look  more  professional. .  It is  also a  great  choice  for  people  who  want to continue blogging  in longer term,  share their  knowledge , become  a  blogger  and  earn   some  money  from it .

              What is  The  cost  of  Starting  a  self – hosted  Blog on Your own  Domain ?-  It will  not  cost  not  much .   You will need a domain that will  cost  approximately  $10 a  year and a hosting [  services  that  connects your  blog  to  the  internet ] is  around  $4 –  $7  a  month.   In  total  it  will  cost   around $50 a  year .   The good  thing  about   self – hosted blog is  that  you  do not   have  to  be  committed . If   you  feel  that  blogging  is  actually  not  your  cup  of  tea , you  can  cancel  anytime  and  many  services have  90 days  money   back guaranteed as  well .

  [3]    Choosing  a  domain  and  Hosting  , and  setting  up  a  WordPress  Blog  on  your  own Domain . :-     It  is  very  wise choice   to   go  with  a  self  hosted  blog  on your  own  domain  name .  Finding  a  great  domain  name can take  a  while  , but  it  is  worth  it  .  I suggest  you pick something   brand  like name and  easy  to remember .  People simply  cannot  remember  long  domains   and  when  they  want  to  return to  your   blog they  are  likely  to  forget  your  domain  name . It is much  better  to  choose  something  memorable  . As  an alternative ,  you  can    just  use  your  name ,     for  example :  .

         In short , your  domain name  should  be  catchy , easy  to  remember and  unique .

    Where  can I  get  a  Domain name  and hosting ? :-     I   usually   advice  people  to  get  a  domain  and  hosting  from  the  same  place .  By doing  this  way   you  shall  save  money  and  time . In  the  past     few  years  while I have    been   managing my  blogs , I  have  found  that there  are  very  few  reliable  hosting  companies .

                                      To  be  more  clear , I have used several hosting companies   in  the  past .  Some  of  them  are : Bluhost , Fatcow , Hostgator , Dreamhost  .   But  I  was  not  really  satisfied   with  them . Their  customer  support was  not  really  professional and  it  took  a lot  of  time  to  get  in  touch  . Quite  often  my  blog’s  speed [ page  loading  time ]   was  ridiculously   slow  . The  reasons  was  quite  simple  .  They  were    overburden with  their  customers .  They    focused  on  getting  more and  more  new  clients   rather  than  improving  their  services , support and  valuing  their current customers .

          One  of  the  most  reliable  ones    is  Web Hosting Hub . Their  service is  quite  cheap   in   respect  to  others and  they  are  well  popular   for  their great   customer  service via  email  and  phone [24/7] . Web  Hosting  Hub  is  also   good  for  beginners too , as  they  have a ”  one click Blog Installation”  feature  that  is  focused   on  WordPress  blogs and  websites .  You  simply  click  few  buttons  and  your  self – hosted  blog  on your   own domain  name is ready .

                                                      Of  course  , you are  free to use  any other  hosting company  . If you   decide  to  go  with  a  different  hosting  company  then  make  sure  they  offer  unlimited  bandwidth  and unlimited disk  space .  That  will  help you  to  avoid  problems  later  on .

                                         You  have  two  options  to  install  your  blog  with   your  own domain:      [a] With one click installation  using  web Hosting  Hub.  [ you  shall  get a  domain from there  as  well .]

                      [b]  Manually .

                  The one way   click  installation  is  better  for  beginners  or  those  who  are    trying  to  set  up  their  first  blog   .    If you  are  computer or  internet savvy , then  manual tutorial   can be a better  options too.   Either way   , you  shall get  your  blog online very  quickly .  —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- The End .————————————————————————–









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