Quick Start To Setting Up Your First Blog

If you​ would like to​ set up your own blog,​ just follow these quick and easy steps to​ get started. You’ll be blogging in​ a​ matter of​ minutes!

There are a​ variety of​ options for setting up your first blog,​ but I am only going to​ mention two of​ them here. These are the​ two fastest and easiest ways to​ get started blogging,​ and they are also the​ two best ways. One of​ them is​ even better than the​ other…

The first option is​ http://Blogger.com. I consider it​ second best. it​ is​ free to​ set up a​ blog there,​ and fairly easy to​ use. you​ can set up an​ account,​ choose a​ template,​ and begin blogging.

The second option,​ and the​ one I use myself and recommend to​ others,​ is​ WordPress. There are other options out there,​ but WordPress is​ free and widely supported.

If you​ already have a​ web hosting account,​ check with them first. Most of​ them offer WordPress as​ a​ free add-on within their hosting accounts,​ and it​ is​ a​ simple one-click install.

If you​ don’t have a​ hosting account,​ or​ if​ you​ wont be using the​ same hosting account for your new blog,​ I would recommend that you​ open an​ account with HostGator. For only $9.95 you​ can get an​ account that lets you​ set up an​ unlimited number of​ sites,​ blogs or​ domain names. So if​ you​ choose to​ set up additional blogs or​ websites in​ the​ future,​ it​ wont cost you​ any extra.

Most people who start out on​ http://Blogger.com,​ and decide that they want to​ move up in​ the​ blogging world,​ end up switching over to​ WordPress. This is​ the​ reason that I recommend you​ just go ahead and start out on​ WordPress. That way you​ won’t have to​ worry about starting over,​ or​ convincing readers to​ subscribe to​ your new blog when you​ make the​ switch.

But if​ you​ do start out on​ http://Blogger.com,​ I would recommend that you​ get your own domain name. Your domain name will be the​ http://www.myblogname.com. if​ you​ don’t register a​ domain name,​ your address will be http://myblogname.blogspot.com. if​ you​ choose to​ make changes later,​ you​ will lose any PageRank and incoming links that you​ have worked hard to​ build. So it​ makes sense to​ start out with your own domain name.

You can register a​ domain name for only $8.95 at​ http://Godaddy.com.

Here is​ your quick checklist for starting a​ blog:

- Pick a​ topic for your blog
- Register a​ domain name for your blog
- Check with your current host,​ or​ set up a​ hosting account
- Use the​ one-click install within your control panel
- Start blogging!

Once you​ set up your blog and begin blogging,​ you​ will want to​ explore all of​ the​ options that are available. There are many themes or​ templates that you​ can use for free,​ customizations that you​ may want to​ do,​ and of​ course techniques to​ promote your blog.

But first you​ have to​ get started... so go ahead and follow these easy steps and set up your new blog today!

Best,​
Lynn Terry
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