Setting Up A Blog Right From Scratch

People the world over have varying interests and hobbies and courtesy of the World Wide Web, they are interested in sharing them with those who have the same or nearly the same but are separated by physical distance, etc.

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Creating a WordPress blog is the first step in that direction and therefore that explains why every other person is interested in setting-up a WordPress blog that is dedicated to what they want to share with the rest of the world, all through the spider web of internet that spawn borders and continents.

Let us quickly take a look at what is required if you want your blog to be up and running very well, just as you envisioned it to be.

Looks Vis-a-Vis The Theme

I am sure that when you would have thought of creating a WordPress blog, you would have had pictured into your mind a very simplified version of how it would look like, the colors that it would beam with and attract audiences and the number of times it would mention your name! Yes?

Well, those looks and those “feels” of a blog are known as the theme in technical language and that is the display part of your blog; that is what “shows”.

These themes are all created by coders who know computer languages but if you do not know them, don’t worry, since you can purchase a theme over the web for your blog.

Content

Uploading interesting content would be the next step but there are a couple of things that you need to take very good care of, as far as content is concerned.

  • Ø Plagiarism

If you are going to update your blog with articles, you must ENSURE that all of them are original, that NONE of them have been copied from another website or blog and posted onto your blog!

Your blog will lose its respect amongst audiences if they get to know that you are recycling content and posting it for them to read and appreciate. That’s intellectual pollution you know and they will NOT appreciate that!

  • Ø Copyrights

This is a related issue and pertains to infringement of copyrights vis-à-vis pictures and videos, if you upload any of them to your blog.

The bottom-line is that you have to have the express permission of the owner of a picture or video before you can publish it.

This is because otherwise, you may be liable to stringent penalties in this regard, and may be fined heavily or your site put down in case of non-compliance with such guidelines.

Necessary Info About Your Blog

The blog that you create should have relevant information about anumber of aspects.

For instance, it should have an About Us page that tells incoming users about youand your blog.

Then, there must be a page for contacting the owners of the blog either via giving out an email address or via filling out a form to contact the administrators (you).

Also, there can be different pages for the different categories that you cover in your blog, a tab for each made available so that uses can jump onto the page they are most interested in right-away, by skipping all else.

All-in-all, the blog needs to be disciplined so that users do NOT have problems finding the information they are seeking and so there is what is known as a “low bounce rate” from your blog, which is a measure of the number of users leaving your blog after they log into it but do not find what they are looking for and hence leave.