If you have arrived here it is surely because you are interested in making your own blog, then you are in the right place.
I will try to explain how to create a blog step by step and in the best way possible . Whether it’s free or not is already your choice depending on the tools you use for it.
Anyone can know how to create a blog but not everyone can do it well. That is why I recommend you to be patient and follow all the details step by step.
If you are impatient, at the end of each of the steps I will leave a summary that will allow you to do it faster, but surely not so well. That’s why my intention is to show how to create a blog effectively and that it is useful to meet your goals.
Step 1: Identify your goals
You must have it clear because you are going to create your own personal blog from the beginning. Maybe you have professional or personal reasons, what is clear is that it is not worth doing for doing it.
So we will analyze what are the reasons why you should make a blog and the benefits you can experience when you have it (greater scope, personal brand, being able to comment on specific issues, etc).
Step 2: Establish your niche
A blog is a website in which one or several authors publish articles on a specific topic (news, guides, etc.), structured chronologically or in labels and categories that is normally used to achieve a specific goal (inform, promote, etc. ).
Do you know what your theme is? What goal do you have?
Step 3: Name and domain of the blog
One of the first key decisions that involves creating a blog and that you will have to take following some guidelines. To name your blog you have to take into account steps 1 and 2.
Unfortunately, there are many names that are caught, either by other pages or by companies that are dedicated to the sale of domains. We will see the strategies and tools that you can use to have the best possible domain.
Step 4: Buy the Hosting
What is a hosting? What is the best hosting for my blog? If you have chosen to have your own domain it is better that you acquire certain basic knowledge to know what you are doing and what is the best option for you.
There are many options at your fingertips and each offers possibilities that are usually linked to the price you pay for them. They exist with multidominios, with more capacity, with email service, etc.
What is the best option for my project? There are plenty of options in the market when it comes to choosing the right hosting for you such as Hostgator and Bluehost.
Step 5: Choosing the right blogging platform
In this mini guide on how to create a blog we will focus on WordPress.org but there are other platforms and I think you should know. Although WordPress.org is, in my opinion, the best platform to make a blog , you must assess for yourself what is the right platform for your project.
Perhaps it is better for you to choose the Google, Blogger or WordPress platform , depending on the characteristics of your future blog.
Step 6: Blog configuration
Once you have your wordpress or any website CMS, installed you will have to configure it. This is, perhaps, the funniest part of all.
Learn how to configure the links and how important it is, choose the right topic for your blog following some specific guidelines, know the best plugins for a blog , learn how to configure them to improve performance, etc.
Step 7: Contents and first posts
You already have the blog running, now you just need to fill it with content. Remember that content is king and that your blog will not come to nothing if you do not arm yourself with patience creating content little by little.
What should I talk about? How do I create good content for my blog? How do I promote my content?
Step 8: Other aspects to consider
When you have your blog up and running, there are many maintenance tasks that you must take into account if you want to succeed and achieve your goals.
How to make good SEO, how to spread my content with the use of social networks, how to create lists of subscribers, how to analyze the results obtained, success stories, etc.
I hope that these 8 steps to create a blog will help you create your own. When you have them all together I will create a pdf so you can download it and have it all together. If you think that this future guide on how to create a blog step by step can be useful, then you can subscribe and you will receive everything you upload to the blog. Or you can also follow me on Twitter.
To finish one of the phrases of Steve Jobs and that may inspire you to take that step that sometimes costs so much to give. Thank you!