How To Start Blogging Easily In 2018

Blogging made easy in five waysHow to start your blog with five easy steps. Blogging to me is the new rave and it’s been around for years and years and years. I do believe that it will continue to be around for many more years to come. I have been blogging now for nine years and I can tell you, I wish I had known some of the things I know now then. I started blogging to speak about the many ups and downs of being a stay at home wife/mom. When you are a stay at home mom, sometimes the only communication you have with adult humans are in the form of social media.  Besides, having your little people running around the house, you pretty much just feel like a big kid and a worn out mama, right?

I want to give you the simplified version of how to start a blog in fifteen minutes or less. You can also watch my how to start a blog video tutorial here!   I’m going to share with you five ways to start your blog today in no time. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

  1. Choose your hosting company. I recommend you go with a hosting company where you can host your own blog. When I began my blogging journey years ago, I started with blogger and while they might be free, they own your content and if something were to happen to their site, guess what, all of your content is gone as well. So I recommend you get started with WordPress.org and go with Siteground. You want to have a place where your audience can come and learn more about you. Your blog is like your brick and mortal except it’s virtual. You can sign up with my affiliate link for only $3.95 per month. 

2.Purchase your domain. If you haven’t already purchased your domain, you can get ono right with Siteground. You can get a domain name for $14.95/year. I always purchase for two years so I won’t forget to pay it when it’s due.

3. Install your WordPress. With Siteground, it’s as easy as eating pie. It’s a one-click install WordPress step. Their customer service department is 24/7 and they usually respond within the hour. I love their chat support because I want my help right now. LOL

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4. Pick your theme. I like to keep it simple; especially when just starting out. Once you have installed WordPress, you will go to appearance and click on add new theme. WordPress has hundreds of themes already preloaded, so just choose one that will have the beautiful look that you desire and you are ready to go.

5. Choose your plugins. In order for your WordPress blog to work, you must have certain plugins to make it function to the fullest. You can see a list of the plugin at how to start a blog with Siteground.

 

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6 Helpful Tips For New Bloggers

Are you new to starting a blog? Blogging can be a rewarding and exciting way to build your tribe online. I started my blogging journey back when my kids were still in diapers and pull-ups. I will admit, I was clueless when I started my blog and to be honest, I started as a way for me to talk about my experience as being a new mom and wife. I needed an outlet to talk about my frustrations and everyday struggles with balancing it all.  Even though I have been blogging since 2009, I have recently within the last few years started making money from blogging.

If you are new to the blogging world, I would highly recommend that you take into consideration whether or not this will be an entertaining or money-making blog. I will share with you five easy and helpful steps that you can do when starting your blog. Also, if you are interested in learning how to start a blog, I created a list of very useful tools to use especially the exact hosting company that is working wonders for me and with Siteground, you can get started with only $3.95 per month.

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5 Helpful tips for new bloggers

  • Be True To Yourself. I can’t tell you enough about how important it is for you to be authentic. With the social media world and the microwavable world, it’s easy for people to be fake and wear various masks.  I think being authentic is the best and only way to be. I always say that the people who you are meant to serve will gravitate towards your personality and information.

 

  • Respond back to your readers. I have seen it time and time again where I or someone else will respond or leave a reply to a blog post and you wouldn’t hear anything from them. I can tell you first hand, I won’t return to their blog. I think it is plain right rude, to ignore your followers.

 

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  • Have a sign-up form. Have a place where your readers can get to know you and keep in touch with you. Also, make it visible and easy for your readers to find it. Start with above the fold, right at eye level or at the top of your sidebar.

 

  • Pick a niche/theme. Decide what your blog will be about and stick with it. Don’t say your blog is about shoes and fashion but when your followers come to your blog, it’s about exercising.

 

  • Be consistent. If you are going to make your blog stand out from the rest, you must blog on a consistent basis. Don’t blog this week, and then disappear for an entire month. Allow your readers to get to know you and get in the habit of visiting your blog for great content.

 

  • Have Fun. Whatever you decide to blog about making sure it’s something that you love and something you can easily share knowledge about. But most importantly, have fun and let your personality come through. Pretty soon, your readers will begin to get to know and love you!

 

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QUESTION: What tips would you share with a new mommy blogger? Comment and let me know