Blogging For Beginners From a Beginning Blogger
So you want to start your own blog, huh? Why not, it seems like everyone has one these days. Except you … maybe you thought blogging was just something computer geeks did, or maybe you've been a little intimidated by the unknown. I know that's how I felt, until a friend showed me what to do and how easy it was. Now I'm a beginning blogger. Whatever the case, if you are reading this article, then you must be interested in starting your very own blog. So consider yourself a beginning blogger, because you have stumbled upon the right person to help you start your blogging adventure!
Blogging can really be done in 3 simple steps. So to get you started we'll look at what these steps are and give you enough information to get you started blogging. The 3 steps are:
1. Decide which blog host you would like to utilize to house your blog.
2. Set up your blog.
3. Write your first post.
Let's start with number 1: Decide which blog host you would like to utilize to house your blog. You can of course host your own blog, however as a beginner you may want to try a free blog hosting service like blogger.com or WordPress.com to get started. This way you can try it out and if it ends up being something you truly enjoy, great! If not, well you have not wasted a lot of your time or effort. I like Blogger.com and WordPress.com because they are very user friendly and each have simple step by step instructions to get you up and going. But there are quite of few blog hosts out there, so do a little bit of research on Google and pick the one that feels right for you.
Okay, we're on to number 2 : Set up your blog. If you decided on Blogger.com or WordPress.com, just follow the easy instructions on the site to get you started. You'll answer some basic questions and then they will lead you through setting up your blog from beginning to end. You will be up and running and ready to write your first post the same day! Seriously, it is very easy to set up your blog this way, even for the beginning blogger.
You are almost there! Now for number 3: Write your first post. This can be the most intimidating part for a lot of people. Just remember, you do not have to be a professional writer. It does not have to be perfect. All that matters is that this is for you. This is your place to go to write about your opinions, your day, your hobby, your family – whatever. It can be a blog that focuses on politics, dogs, cats, boyfriends, tips, advice, weather – anything – just have fun! This is your blog and one day you will look back at this first post and realize how far you've come.
So that's it. You've learned the basics on how to start a blog, now start blogging! If you decide blogging is your thing and you would like to become a serious blogger, or maybe even get paid for blogging, I have more information for you.