In this How To Start A Blog step-by-step guide I will show you how to set up a blog and when you’ll complete setting it up, you’ll be amazed how simple it is to start a blog. Many people want to create a blog but stay away from blogging because they believe that the process of starting a blog is complicated and technically challenging. Nothing is further from truth.
The most popular blogging platform is the self-hosted WordPress which makes starting a blog a child’s play. This is the platform I use and in How To Start A Blog guide and I’ll show you how to install a blog on WordPress.
For your convenience, I separated this guide into chapters and sub-chapters for easier readability. You can access each chapter from Table of Contents, below.
Before you jump straight into the the actual blog setup, please go through the Pre-Installation Basics section. Click on individual links. Each link leads to a new tutorial where I explain “behind the scenes” terminology and concepts related to the topic. You first need to understand these concepts before you install and create a blog.
I know that it sounds like a bit of extra work, but think of it this way. You are likely here because you want to start a blog and start blogging as a part of your online business venture. Your goal is to attract visitors to your blog and turn those visitors into paying customers (eventually). Knowing the basic concepts and terminology, will help you make your blog more efficient and more “ready” to compete with the millions of other blogs in the vast blogosphere.
So if you are ready to start blogging, head over to Table of Contents (TOC) and start a blog!
Click on the links in Table of Contents to take you to the pages you want to view. At the end of each chapter (page) you will find a link “Back to Table of Contents” which will redirect you back to this page and TOC.
All links are marked in blue. There are some listed items in black, not linked to a page. These entries indicate the subtopics covered in the linked page above them.
To make it easier for you to start a blog I separated the Table of Contents into 2 parts:
- Basics – where you’ll learn the behind the scenes basics and how to set up your web hosting account.
- WordPress Installation and Setup – here you’ll learn how to install WordPress blog and, once installed, how to set it up and configure it.
How To Start A Blog – Part 1. Basics
- Introduction – You are here now
- Pre-Installation Basics
- How To Set Up A Web Hosting Account
How To Start A Blog – Part 2. WordPress Installation & Setup
This section deals with WordPress installation and set up, as well as, WordPress blog customization once your WordPress is installed. To make it easier for you I created WordPress Tutorial Table of Contents. Click on the link below and start the WordPress tutorial series.
At the end of every How To Start A Blog and WordPress tutorial, on the right hand side, there will be a link that leads to the next tutorial. As well, on the bottom left hand side there will be a link back to the appropriate Table of Contents.
So go for it! Click on the first chapter in this popular How To Start A Blog step by step guide, go through the steps, create your blog and start blogging!
Good luck starting your blog. If you get stuck at any point, please feel free to contact me and I’ll try to help you as best as I can.