Thursday, 12 November 2015

Tips For Starting A Blog

Hey lovelies! I am back with another Tips Post but this time is a topic that I've been asked to cover a good few times as people have wanted to start one but didn't know how. This post is all about Tips For Starting A Blog : this should work for anyone that wants to start a blog as it's the same for most blogs. I hope this is helpful for you all!



STEP ONE - CHOOSE A BLOGGING PLATFORM

If you want to start a blog you need to know what platform you're going to have your blog on. There are a lot of different platforms which include Blogger, Wordpress, Squarespace and Tumblr. Most bloggers use Wordpress as it's widely available but Blogger is better for beginners.

STEP TWO - SELF HOSTING?!

You need to decide if your going to go hosted or self hosted. Wordpress, Blogger and Tumblr offer free blogs to anyone but Wordpress org is a self hosting site. For a first time blogger a free blog would be good but it's totally up to the person itself : if you're serious or not serious. 
There are limits if you don't go self hosted but you can do what you need to do on a free blog. 

STEP THREE - OWN DOMAIN?!

All of this might seem scary but it's pretty easy once you know what you want. An own domain can go with a free blog or a self hosted blog. An own domain just means that you get rid of .blogspot.com or .wordpress.com : so your blog looks more professional. You pay a yearly fee to get your own domain and you own it.
You can buy them on a lot of different websites like GoDaddy, Register 365 and Blacknight are just to name a few. They all should have similar prices but they may offer different things.

STEP FOUR - DESIGNING YOUR BLOG

No matter what website or host you go with : you can design your blog. Some of the websites will have free theme's that you can use and then people on the web will have some theme's that you can buy. The look of your blog is totally up to you and what you want to make from it : all theme's can cost a lot of different prices depending on who makes them and what you do.
You can buy them on Pipdig, Etsy and much more : you don't need to buy a theme if you don't want to at the start.

STEP FIVE - PUBLISHING YOUR BLOG

Now once you have all of that done : you can publish your blog but first there are a few things that you should add to your blog which will be listed below for you all.
About Me Page : This should be on your blog to let your readers know all about you, what you do etc. It's just to let your readers know about you in dept.
PR & Disclaimer : These are some of the most important things you need to have on your blog if you want to work with PR agency or if your going to review products as it shows that you are loyal with the reviews.

I hope this is helpful for you all that want to start a blog. I will be doing more Tips for you on blogging, social media and much more.

ThatSoBekaah ox



32 comments:

  1. I found these guides so helpful when I first got started - thank you for sharing your tips!

    Nicola, xo

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    1. I found them helpful too when I was starting out & you're more than welcome :) ox

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  2. I love the layout of your blog. I was so surprised. Its very fresh & pleasent. thanks for the tips. Check out my blog as well.

    http://ksabeautyhaul.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you for the compliment on my new blog theme! More than welcome for the tips too :) ox

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  3. This is such a helpful post I have a few friends that are struggling with this so I will pass on your blog post to them.

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    1. Ah great! I hope it helps them as much as it needs too :) ox

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  4. Great tips and I'm sure lots of people will thank you for this. Wish I read something when I first started. I kinda just done my own thing.. and still do! Lol. Still toying with the idea of self hosted

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    1. Hopefully it'll help a lot of people when they want to start a blog : as I would've loved to have this when I was :) ox

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  5. I'm still going through my dilemma of thinking of moving to a WordPress site as people have said it's much better and easier to customise etc but I just need to find the time to look at it properly x

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    1. I was thinking about going self hosted but I much prefer blogger at the moment :) ox

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  6. If I was starting over again I'd go self hosted with my own domain from day one. Deciding which theme to have takes some time!
    Great post for those starting out.

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    1. Yes : I would too but I'm quite happy how blogger is doing at the moment :) ox

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  7. there are so many great tips today - when i started 10 years ago - there was nothing - everyone just sort of gussied through

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    1. Aw thank you! I couldn't find any tips like this for when I was starting so I thought that I may as well do some :) ox

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  8. This is a great list of important topics when it comes to creating a blog. I didn't even weigh my options, and right now, I'm wishing I had to some degree.

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    1. Aw thank you : I was the same when I started but you live and you learn! ox

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  9. Very good tips! I think it will be beneficial to all those wanting to start a new blog

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    1. Let's hope so as that's what it's for :) ox

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  10. good tips to share with people starting out - wish things like this were around when I first started! ;)

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    1. I'm hoping that it'll help them : if they want to start a blog as I know how hard it can be :) ox

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  11. I wish I would have had tips like this to reference when I started. Thanks for the great list!

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  12. Such great tips! I wish I had this!

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  13. Those are helpful tips to start a blog. It is important to know the proper steps

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  14. Great tips for starting a blog. The process can be daunting.

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  15. Great tips for starting a blog. The process can be daunting.

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  16. Great tips! I remember reading a ton of tips posts before starting my own blog.

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  17. These are fantastic tips for those thinking about starting a blog - very helpful :) x

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  18. It took me so much time to get my blog looking the way I wanted it to! I'm really happy with it now but it's always a work in progress like everything else! Xx

    riitamacedo.blogspot.pt

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  19. It's been over five years since I started my personal blog. I wish that I knew more about domain names and choosing one that I'd be satisfied with in the future.

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  20. Great tips when first starting out. Very helpful guide!

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  21. Great advice! These are things I wish someone had told me before I started my blog! Thanks for sharing your knowledge! LifeAsLex

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