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Blogging and marketing tips for you

If you are passionate about building blogs and want to learn the exact process of creating a blog , you are at the right place. Whatever be your reason for  having an interest in building a blog, this post will guide you to build a blog in a step by step manner

So without any delay let us dive in

The steps involved are

1.Pick up your blog niche

2.Selecting the platform you use

3.Selecting your domain name and hosting plan

4.Creating design of your blog

5.Installing Important plugins

6.Writing the first blog post

7.Sharing your post

1.Pick up your blog niche

The first step  in creating the blog is deciding which topic you want to write your blog posts upon Thorough research should be done using tools like SEMrush, Google keyword planner,Ahrefs, etc which will be helpful in finding a topic for your blog

2.Selecting the platform you use

The next step is , choosing the right blogging platform that suits your needs.One of the most popular blogging platforms is WordPress. Most of marketers and bloggers, use WordPress as a blogging platform because it is convenient to use WordPress and its functionality can be easily enhanced, using Themes and Plugins

There are two types of WordPress platforms a self-hosted WordPress and WordPress.com.What I mean by Worpress  here is a self-hosting WordPress which you can install on your own hosting. If you want to learn the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org(self-hosted WordPress)Click Here

3.Selecting your domain name and hosting plan

To open your blog the visitor has to type a URL in the address bar. This is what is known as a domain name. It is the name with which your blog is recognized

Some of the tips to choose your domain name

  • 1.You should select a .com domain name
  • 2.It should be short and easy to remember
  • 3.See that it is related to your niche
Coming to hosting the best one that I would recommend is Interserver. There is a monthly plan available for Interserver. There are other popular hosting providers as well , which I would also recommend and one of them which is most popular is Bluehost
 
With Bluehost Hosting you get the following
 
1 Free SSL
Unlimited Storage
1 free domain name
Chat support
 

4.Creating the design of your blog

 
Your blog is your central hub for the particular topic that you choose. So you need to ensure that the blog’s design is good and attractive. It creates a good impression in the visitor’s mind if the design of the blog is good. You need to ensure that you choose a good theme after  installing WordPress on your hosting
 
In WordPress there are many free and premium themes. You can choose any of the free themes if you like but  I would highly recommend few premium themes which can make the design of your blog look attractive and also makes your editing easy
 
Astra theme
This is a popular theme that suits any kind of blog. After installing the theme and choosing a template It takes just 30 minutes for your blog to get up and running
 
Divi theme
 
This is the most popular WordPress theme in the world. It replaces standard WordPress editor and it is user-friendly for both beginners and advanced bloggers. It is based on drag and drop builder and visual editing. You can choose Divi theme if you want to visually edit your pages.
 

5.Installing Important plugins

 
There are so many plugins available in WordPress but the ones that are most required for your blog are
 
  • Elementor(If you don’t use Divi theme )
  • Yoast SEO
  • Jetpack
There are so many other plugins but the above plugins are most essential for your blog
 

6 Writing the first blog post

 
You can use Trello to plan your content before writing your first blog post
The real work lies in creating good content for your blog
 
  • Use personalization while writing your articles. Feel  as if you are talking to a person and stand in the visitor’s shoes to learn what a person expects from your post
  • Your article should be complete. It should cover all the aspects of the topic
  • Download images from free stock  sites like Pexels etc
  • Don’t forget to add videos wherever required

7.Sharing your post

 
Once you have created your blog, and it is up and running, then it is time to share the word about your blog on social media
 
Create social media pages on Facebook,Twitter,Instagram so that it reaches different social media networks and people can find you on the web

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