Starting a blog can be very rewarding. So let’s look at what a blog is exactly, and how to start one. Fortunately, it doesn’t require any special knowledge or skills, and you can set one up today for free!
What’s a Blog Anyway?
The word “blog” is short for “weblog,” which is simply a site where a person or company (like Digital Landing) can post information, pictures, or updates on how they’re doing and what they’ve been up to lately. People use them to keep in touch with family and friends, post photographs of their vacation or activities, or get their thoughts and opinions up on the Internet for others to read.
If you have a business, a blog is a perfect way to give it some exposure on the Web. But in this post we’ll focus on how to create blogs for personal use.
WordPress: Starting a Blog the Quickest, Easiest Way
You may or may not have heard about WordPress, but it has transformed the way that web sites are created. It’s a program that anyone can use free of charge, just by going to www.wordpress.com/ and clicking on the words “sign up” near the top of the screen. Once you do, it will ask you a series of questions, such as what title you want for your blog. Choose carefully, because once you’ve picked a name it can’t be changed.Because of how popular WordPress is, you might find that the title you want has been taken; for example, if your name is David, you might want to call it “davidsblog,” only to find out that another David has already snatched it up. One way to (sort of) still use it is to add a series of numbers after your name. For example, you might call it “davidsblog2345789.” This would give you a blog with the name and address — www.davidsblog2345789.wordpress.com.
Please note: “WordPress” is automatically added in after the name you choose.
After you choose your blog’s name, WordPress will ask you a series of questions, allow you to pick a theme (overall look) for your site, and voila! In a few minutes your blog will be up on the Internet and you can post whatever information you like.
“What if I need more help?”
There are many videos and helpful guides available online if you need tips on how to build your blog. Just do a search for the term “how to use WordPress” and you’ll find hundreds of them. Many are free. This book can be very helpful as well.
Enjoy Your New Blog!
As we said before, a blog is a great way to share your thoughts and adventures with others, so enjoy the experience. Good luck, and welcome to the world of blogging!