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.

A Couple Of Tips On Creating A Blog

There are many strategies that you can undertake to create a blog, but rest assured that only the solid ones, the ones that are based on deep thinking, well-founded suggestions and most notably good intentions, are going to succeed!

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Assuming that you want to be amongst the successful ones, here are a few tips that we have for you to take benefit of, should you have a couple of minutes to go through them.

Why WordPress?

WordPress is such a success story with blogs and websites because it has a very user-friendly interface. This means that an average user who is starting up a WordPress blog from scratch, who has no idea how it runs, which tab to press to perform a certain task, can easily manage his blog using WordPress, thanks to the WordPress development team that realized the strength of simplicity and user-friendliness; no wonder it is paying off for WordPress!

In addition to that, WordPress is all for free, you do NOT have to pay WordPress to be able to use all the features that it offers you because like so many others things that are offered free of charge to users, WordPress fortunately is part of that list. Bingo!

DOMAIN

  • Domain Choice

Surely if you are thinking of running a blog, you need a name for it, yes? Well, that is precisely one of the first things that you need to do to get started; choose a name for your blog.

The important thing to know is that your domain name should be catchy and it should clearly display in a word or a combination of words, what your blog is all about.

The name should attract audiences to log into your blog and see what you can offer them because the first impression that they get of your blog is going to be the name of your blog, called the domain name or simply domain and so there is every reason for it to be able to interest them.

  • Domain Type

Intertwined with choosing the domain name is the decision you need to make about the type of domain that you seek, and by that it implies the category that you would like to create your blog into.

For instance, you have to choose whether you are going to create a [.com] blog or a [.org] blog which is an acronym for commercial and organization respectively.

You will have to decide this when setting up your domain name since the chosen extension [.com] or [.org] will show EVERYTIME with your domain name.

Also, people will get to know of your intent of coming up with the blog of your choice; whether it is for commercial purposes or whether the blog is about an organization [.org] or even for education [.edu].

There is a consolidated list for the extensions to domain names and so you should go through it before deciding.

  • Domain Availability & Payments

Second, you have to make sure that the domain name that you choose is available for purchase over hosting services that are going to host your website over their servers.

The most popular hosting service that sells domains has its own website by the domain name of [godaddy.com]; you will have to search their database for availability of the name that you have come up yourself for your own website, along with the selected extension.

It is possible that your domain name is available for sale but not in your selected extension and so you will have to decide accordingly.

In addition, you will have to pay hosting services such as godaddy.com regularly on a monthly basis for storing ALL the info that you upload onto your website.