How To Get Your Own Blog - Simple Step By Step Guide





By » Key7 from Osogbo » December 27th, 2016, 1:51 pm

Do you wish to have a blog? For whatever reason - money, passion, career, work - getting a blog is similar to building a house. You need to follow some basic steps in order to get it right. Here I share the basics.
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1. Select your area of interest and resources.
This is the first and most important. You need to identify your area of interest, that's part 1. Your area of interest must be something you want to blog about, or that you have passion for. It could be animals, agriculture, food, phones, gadgets, television, celebrities, snakes, photography, war, romance, beauty, fashion, sports, news, internet, computers, politics, fraud, banking, albinos, poetry, Internet data, furniture, bras, s*x, mosquito, or anything at all.

The second part is that it must be an area you can get resources about, that is information. Why would you wanna blog about Iraq if you don't know shingbaun about the country? Got the trick?

2. Give it an identity, a name!
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By » Key7 from Osogbo » December 27th, 2016, 1:58 pm

2. Name your blog!
Give it an identity, a name. It is befitting if the name is relevant and sparks interest rather than meaningless. If you are gonna blog about you, why not name it after you. If it's about bras, why not name it after bras or cups! Lol.

Also, make the name unique, not too long but memorable. The name alone will spark interest if it's functional. Why name a mobile phone blog after a dog? Got the trick?

3. Get your information sources working and ready.
If you are starting a news blog, where would you get those news from? What of tech blog? You need latest tech updates. Identify your information sources and make them work. Is it jobs blog, then you need sources of latest job openibg info. Got it?

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By » Key7 from Osogbo » December 27th, 2016, 2:04 pm

4. Consider your hosting options.
Information is power! You need to know your internet presence options. And know the pros and cons.
a. Option 1: A free blog on .blogspot.com or .wordpress.com
The pros: you don't pay a dime for domain name and hosting. It's free.
Cons: it's not flexible and your are not 100% in charge. There's more.

b. Option 2: You claim your brand name and pay for the domain name, like MYBLOG.COM na d probably host it too.
Pros: You are the boss. 100% in control of both your intellectual property and your brand name.
Cons: The cost. Domains cost about 10 USD yearly and almost same for hosting.

Now decide and book whichever you want.

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By » Key7 from Osogbo » December 27th, 2016, 2:12 pm

5. Design your blog...
If your choice was a free blog on .blogspot or WordPress, there's not much. But still your can change your theme and customise them.

However, if you bought your domain and your hosting, there is no limit to the customization you can do as you probably have absolute root access.

Either way, this step is about making your blog very attractive to your taste and your visitors. And make it functional.

6. Start posting contents!
Content is king! It's the main purpose of your blog and it's the only reason people are gonna keep coming in back.

Post unique contents regularly. That's all to it. Start posting unique content, not copy and paste from other sites.

You may wonder: If all the info am gonna be posting are free from other website, how do I avoid plagiarism? That's a topic for another day. Follow me.

7. Tell and invite people about your blog!
There are numerous ways to do this. Word of mouth still works. Also, take advantage of the spiral social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ET Al.

Create your social network accounts and connect your blog.

That's it.

8. Finally, the end game. Realise your purpose.
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By » Key7 from Osogbo » December 27th, 2016, 2:20 pm

8. The end game: realise your blog purpose.
Did you start the blog to make money? Then find a way to do this, maybe via ads networks like Adsense, affiliate marketing, subscriptions, e-books, etc
Is your blog just for passion? Then keep on blogging and keep catching your fun!

That's it. Nothing more. Just telling it like it is.

Feel free to ask if you got any freaking questions. Comments.

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By » Dannyfresh » December 27th, 2016, 8:29 pm

What about setting up a forum? Am interested in getting one come 2017. It ll just be on a small niche!


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By » Key7 from Osogbo » December 27th, 2016, 8:57 pm

Dannyfresh wrote:What about setting up a forum? Am interested in getting one come 2017. It ll just be on a small niche!

I can do a tutorial too on that. Will share soon.

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By » Dannyfresh » December 28th, 2016, 7:00 am

Key7 wrote:
Dannyfresh wrote:What about setting up a forum? Am interested in getting one come 2017. It ll just be on a small niche!

I can do a tutorial too on that. Will share soon.


By » Dannyfresh » December 28th, 2016, 7:01 am

Alright


By » afHTML from texas » December 28th, 2016, 7:39 am

The truth is that many people jumped into blogging without proper orientation and purpose. They usually lost interest along the way and then drop out. If proper plans were made, guided by tips like this, many blogs would be a success today. Not too late to retrace your steps though.




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