UPDATED ON DECEMBER 2015
How to start a blog?
How to start a blog? I think you are aware of blog from my past article. Blogging became a full-time engagement for many of us. The main reason for this is, a good blog is a money making machine. Many bloggers working on their blog continuously. They updating their blog regularly. Posting fresh posts frequently. All of the professional bloggers filling their article with a clean and clear medias such as images, videos, sound clips etc..A real blogger knows how to manage a blog for making it a money making machine.
Before we are going to look on how to start a blog, we have tips and basic knowledge on blogging. See the link below to know more about blogging, its possibilities. Blogging platforms.
You can use any of the platform for your blog listed in Blogging platforms
Here i am going to post article on how to start a blog in a professional way. If you are serious in blogging, so you do not take a long time without working on your blog. You need to get serve it all the day with many tactics which i will tell later. Posting articles which is fresh in nature, without content duplication etc.
In my blog sajeetech, i have a self hosted wordpress blogging platform..
Start a blog in professional way
There is free option for starting a blog, in blogging platforms. So we will get a domain name with a subdomain directory.
That is , if you are build a blog in wordpress.com named myblog, the resulted domain name will be myblog.wordpress.com.
Even though , there are option to change all the blogging in to a domain name and hosting account you purchased.
For seriously blogging, it is better to start from serious.
Purchase a domain name
You need a domain name for your blog. Yes, the domain name is the name you want to chose to use. The name that comes after www. consortium.
You can purchase domain name from many domain name providing companies such as godaddy, hostgator, bluehost, etc.
There is option to check the domain name that you are going to purchase is available or not. For this you have to enter the domain name in the input box, and if they are available you can purchase it. The domain name starting from $3.49 only.
TIPS: It is better to chose a domain name which matches the niche you are going to write. This will highly helpful the readers of first time visit about the subject your blog handle with.
Set up a hosting account.
Next step is to but a hosting for your blog. You can buy hosting space in godaddy, hostgator, bluehost etc.
Ok, your domain name and hosting account is ready to get starting the blog. Next you have to install wordpress in your hosting account.
You have to create a database for your wordpress blog. You have now cpanel and hosting.
I already wrote a article on how to create a database for wordpress blog
Now you have database ready for your wordpress blog.
Next step is to install wordpress in your hosting account.
Here is the simple step to do this
install wordpress blog in your hosting account
Decide your niche where you wish to write blog
Now your domain name, hosting and a wordpress blogging platform is ready. Next you have to decide niche. That is you need to find your niche subject to write.
This is an important step while starting a blog. You have to select a niche which you are most comfortable with. You should be more familiar with it. You have to write more and more about the niche. You have to deliver quality of posts to your reader. Your readers expecting great content from your blog.
Great content will help you to make your blog highly successful. The topic you have selected may be different. you can chose from many subjects such as business, photography, technology, cooking, speech, health etc. But i remembering you again, it should be very familiar and comfortable with you.
Write your first blog
Now you have get wordpress blogging platform. Enter your wordpress admin dashboard by http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin using your wordpress username and dashboard.
Yes, now you have decided your topic what you are going to write. But for the first post you have to write post which contains about you, the niche you are going to write, your educational and working background and some personal details.
in the left side for your wordpress dashboard, on top you will find “posts”, click on it, after clicking, you will get four other option below it such as all posts, add new, categories, tags. Click in add new, then you will get a page to add your first post. Give exact title for your article, below write your article..Publish your first blog just hitting the publish button on the top right hand side of your wordpress dashboard.
Yes, now you have set up the blog and started blogging, next i am going to write how to blog in professional way. what are the steps, tips and tricks to mark your presence online.
Read and enjoy…
What are the things to do that you are professionally blogging?
Yes, there are so many factors which a beginner have to do that he blogging in professional way. I can write down all about.
How to start a blog Tip: Engage with your niche that you are going to blog
Yes, all the pro bloggers are saying that content is the king for a blog. So you have to write content that beat competitors content. Write awesome posts always even if it takes two or three days to complete. Because contents are king in the blogosphere and you know a powerful content plays a vital role in the success of blogging. Take your own time to complete a blog post that perform well. Research and write more about the topic you are writing.
To make the blog post go viral, you should have thorough knowledge in your niche. Even if you are not well in writing the good article in terms of good english and grammar, always try to read, not always engage in reading many blogs that your niche related. That will help you to improve your writing skills but english and helps writing delicious rich valuable contents in your posts.
what to do after publishing post: Promote Your posts regularly
Ok, what to do after publishing your post. Blog post is like a product that a company introduced in market. promoting that only will give its sale increases and make return. log post is like such a product. Do not rest after publishing a blog post. every blogger is a marketer. He/ she have to market their blog posts in the market called online world. For this he have to do many things and adapt different strategies. I will notice it in simple way.
After publishing blog post, share the posts in social media profiles such as facebook, twitter, linked in, pinterest etc. This will help your blog url to travel through out the social media websites, which will not only help to take posts your friends and followers, such social medias are high page rank websites and high authority website. you will get a backlink from such sites that improves search ranking of your blog in google and other search engines.
Another important promotion strategy is that submit the url in web search console of google, yahoo, bing etc. Submitting the blog posts in web search console will mark your online presence. By doing this, you are telling search engines about the post and instruct them to crawl the url for search results.
The next tip to promote or market you post is that, submit url of the post in web directories. there are many web directories, and submit the url. Thus you post’s url want to rotate in online world and must have enough backlinks , i wish to call the backlinks are queen of blog. Thus backlinks will enhance your online reputation.
Always update the published posts. Now a days, more and more information are updated regularly. You have to update the information on your blog post. this will not only help your readers but it is good in search engine point of view. Search engines hates static web pages, but when you updating the web pages with fresh contents, your post came in to the dynamic category. search engines loves the posts that update with fresh contents. So more crawling will be done by search engine which helps to improve search ranking.