If you are interested in starting a new blog but do not know the ABC’s of blogging, fret not. Here we provide you with the basics of blogging. You must know details such on how to start a blog, if you would like to create a free blog or a paid blog and other such elemental info. You must find answers for some of the below mentioned questions before you start creating your own blog.
You must ask yourself what is the reason for your blog and if it is going to be your hobby or if you want to do it to earn some cash. You must also decide on how you are going to spread the word about your blog.
You must decide what you are going to do in your blog. If you know the reason for your blog, then it is easy to define the initial draft and setup your blog. But if you are not sure on what to blog, you can check with your friends and colleagues to help you in deciding what kind of blog you can create based on your interest. You can create blogs containing current news, controversial topics or viral videos. You can also choose any one particular topic and stick to build details about that topic throughout your blog. It will make you expert in that topic over a period of time.
You can try sites that let you create a blog for free like WordPress.com, blog.com and Weebly.com. The domain name will not be your blog name and it is the name of free blogs you are using such as weebly.com or blog.com. You cannot earn more money from these free blogs because these sites never permit you to advertise in these websites. It is not wise option to choose the free websites but you can use these websites when you are a beginner in blogging.
When you gain some basic experience in blogging you can use a paid blog by buying a domain and host. In paid blog, you have more control over your blog and you have more chances to earn money. Using WordPress.org you can design your blog color, layout and theme.
Once you master the basics, you can pay and register your blog domain name at various domain service providers like Godaddy.com or maddogdomains.com. If you like to buy more popular names for your domain it will cost you more. In initial period you can choose cheap and simple domain names. There is option to change your domain name after some days. Some people buy many domain names and when clicking these domains all these will direct you to the same website or blog.
Once you establish your blog, you must focus on how to bring traffic to your site. Traffic is nothing but bringing visitors to your blog. You can either choose paid traffic or free traffic based on your budget. Some of the methods to attract free traffic are to post in social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Paid traffic can be done using Pay Per Click advertising, Solo ads where you email your blog details to list of email subscribers, banner advertising where you must purchase banner space in a website for a period of six months to one year.
If there is expected traffic in your website, you must post relevant images and videos of your content to retain the traffic rate and to increase it further.