Blogs are great way to share your thoughts and ideas with internet community. Many bloggers are earning million through advertisement published on their blogs. Blogging base is writing skill. If you are good at writing then you can start your own blog. WordPress is one of the most popular blog services around and setting up blog takes only few minutes. Below are the steps to learn how to set up your own blog through WordPress.
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Visit WordPress website:
Open up your browser and visit wordpress.com website. Sign up for a new account by providing your details. Open your activation email to verify your account by clicking ‘Activate Blog ’. After signing up you will be asked with two options. One is to create a website and the other is creating a blog. Choose your platform and click on the respected option. You are asked to choose a theme. There are thousands and thousands of themes available in WordPress. Choosing or changing themes can be done later too. Some themes are ‘Premium’ and need to be purchased.
After completion of choosing your theme you are on the way to enter your domain name. WordPress offers free domain name for example- example.wordpress.com. [Can choose the other which starts at $18/ year].
Then you are asked to choose a plan. There is a free plan which offers free blog with lifelong validity with 3GB storage space. Rest are premium and business plans which cost $99/ year and $299/ year respectively.
You are now set to make your first blog post. Head to ‘posts’ and click ‘add new’. Give your post a title and start writing. You can add images, links, videos and lots more to your post. You can also add pages to you blog by clicking ‘add page’ under ‘page’. Pages are the great way to categorize the different content that are feature in your blog. For example ‘Contact Us’ page to help your viewers get in touch with you.
Promote your blog by commenting on others blog posts and interact with them. You can also use social media like Facebook to promote your blog.