How to start a blog, step by step instructions with photos to help you set up your dream blog! Get your passion out on the internet today!
Have a passion? Want to write about it and share it with the world? Then you have come to the right place! Start a blog today!
I have put together an easy step-by-step guide on how to start a blog. It takes max 15 minutes to do. This is how created mine.
Lets do this!
This was actually the hardest part of making my blog. I wanted something fun and meaningful that people would remember. I had lists and lists of ideas. It was so much fun coming up with a domain but I will admit I did go back and forth between many ideas. It was actually my brother who came up with this domain name for me and I knew it was the one as soon as he said it. Obviously mine is nikkisplate.com.
I would go with the starter plan for your first blog. It covers the basics.
You will need to “host” your site too which is done on this package information page. Its basically renting a spot for your blog on the internet. That screenshot is what I used when I started this blog.
Once you have succeeded with the bluehost set up, you have to install wordpress which is the platform I use to create my blog. This platform is where you do your posts.
Log onto Bluehost and find the Website Builders section. Click on the WordPress logo.
On the next page click the “Install” button in the “Do it yourself FREE” section.
Check the terms and conditions box and then click the “Install Now” button.
Once you get the message that says “Your install is complete!” you’ll want to click on the “View Credentials” button and write down your Admin URL, Username, and Password.
Type your Admin URL into your web browser. You’ll see a login screen like this one:
Congrats! You have officially become the owner of a blog. Let the fun begin! Whether you are blogging about food, fitness, style, home – you are embarking on what I think is the most rewarding hobby.
Beautify your blog by downloading a theme on the wordpress Themes page. Try some of them out and find one that works best for you! I use the Genesis theme. I taught myself how to personalize the theme using the CSS Editor (I watched TONS of Youtube videos to figure it all out). If you have any questions, please comment below or email me!