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Three things you need to start a blog

Three things you need to start a blog

Three things you need to start a blog are really easy to do. Don’t let the thought of the tech behind a blog prevent you from getting started. These three things will get your blog started and then you can start with the fun stuff, writing and creating content!

Three things you need to start a blog

  1. Domain
  2. Hosting
  3. Framework

See? A really short list! But I know you are thinking, none of these make sense to me! That’s ok, let’s break it down.

Domain

This is the address that people type in to get to your site. For example to get to my site you typed in judithldavis.com To purchase your own domain I recommend that you use GoDaddy. They are really easy to use.

You have to make sure that your address is available. Hopefully, your business name is available. If not try an alternate of your name. GoDaddy will also make suggestions if the one you want is unavailable.

You pay for domains every year. You can pay 2 or 3 years as well. Just keep in mind it is not a one type purchase you will need to renew your domain. GoDaddy can set up an automatic renewal which helps you secure your domain.

Hosting

When someone types in your domain name, it takes them to your website or your hosting. This is where you put in all of your content. It is where you manage your email addresses as well.

I recommend SiteGround. (This is an affiliate link) They offer everything that you need to get your Blog and website up and working. They are easy to use and very affordable. I would suggest that you start with the smallest package, as it offers everything a beginning blogger would need (and a whole lot more!)

Framework

Once your domain and hosting are in place you can install your framework. For most bloggers this is WordPress. SiteGround will easily install this. On your hosting package there is a section called autoinstallers. WordPress is listed there. Just follow the directions. (I will be blogging about how to do this in a later blog and video!)

Once WordPress is installed you can log in using the username and password you set up and you can start adding content. You can tweak the way your blog looks in WordPress as well

 

The important thing is that after you have these three things you need to start a blog taken care of you are ready to start blogging! Now there are other things you can do to make your site look prettier and function a bit better, but you are well on your way!

 

Three things you need to start a blog

 

If you have a specific question leave them in the comments and I would be happy to help you out!

Recommendations for this week!

Etsy

The Baha Bowtique A cute Etsy Shop that fills a need in the Baha community. Run by my niece!

I would recommend this book to anyone even remotely considering doing videos!
(this is an Amazon Affiliate Link)

Amy Landino’s YouTube Channel

This is her YouTube Channel. So much good information here!

Creatives, have a fabtabulous week!

Judith L Davis

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