HI!I’m Nika, welcome to my blog!
For those of you who don’t know-This is the second part of a series that I’m doing on this blog, all about how to start a blog from scratch, involving all the minor details.Read till the end for a link to the first part!
In this post, I’m going to show you through the process of starting a blog.
This blog-post is going to be about how to start a website-hosted blog, NOT a self-hosted one.
You know, a website to start a blog on?Here are my most recommended options:
Blogger-This one’s relatively old, and offers a little less freedom than the other two.Did you know, that it’s also the website that Zoella started her first blog on?It’s pretty OG like that.
WordPress-The site that you’re reading my blog on.I swear by this one, because I’ve used it…obviously.
Wix-It’s relatively new, and has a TON of different themes and lots of freedom to offer.It’s also gaining popularity very quickly.
Go ahead, explore the above mentioned websites, and the many more websites that the internet has to offer.It’s a lot of fun.
Depending on the website that is hosting your blog, this process will differ in it’s steps, so I can’t really explain the steps in detail for each website.But depending on whether you’re starting a personal blog or an online shop, there will surely be guided ways to create a blog.
This part will have a huge say in whether someone will click out 2 seconds after visiting your blog because of the cringey and untidy visuals, or whether they will actually end up subscribing to your blog and becoming a fan.
tip request to you is to spend lots and lots of time, effort, and research for this step.
Look up some blogs, decide which visuals you like best, use your brain with the free themes so that your blog looks like it has a paid theme, make sure to have the subscribe button in close visibility, all of that good stuff.
Sounds hard?I gotchu
I’m going to soon write a blog-post all about making your blog visuals look super professional when they’re super low-budget.
Look, this blog is all about honesty.So please try not to get offended as you read this step.
When you have 0 followers, a brand new blog that nobody even knows about yet, and when you yourself have a lot of questions regarding your own blog, nobody could care less about a “hey guys, I’m 16, I like football and my favourite colour is orange” .People don’t care about your introduction when you aren’t famous, so don’t waste your time with writing one.
Instead, let your first blog-post be of value to your new readers.
Online, offline, everywhere.Go crazy with the self-promo.
step 6)Take advantage of my blog following for your own blogs.
No, I’m not kidding.I would be more than happy to support your blogs.Go ahead, leave a link to your blog and tell me something about your blog in the comments-section.
Thank you for reading!Here is a link to the first part of the series.
I hope you guys found this useful so far.Let me know if you have any suggestions!