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Monday, February 13, 2017

5 easy steps to start your blog today | how I started my blog

Hello, readers! I wanted to start off by saying yes, it's very simple starting a blog. Yet, I will not lie you need to put your work into it and you need to do tons of reading and tons of writing. I'm not sure why you want to start your blog. I have wanted to start a blog for years, but some things were holding me back. One is my spelling and grammarly. I found a solution for that on a couple different sites and H. It's amazing you really can find anything online. may not fix mine right 100%, but I think over time I will just get better at it. Two is my sister in law, has a wonderful online business, Envy Studios (that's where my blog layout, it's from) she is a blogger herself and I didn't want to take that away from her, it was her thing. Yet, finally years later we talked about it and she was totally fine with it. Funny how our mind plays games with us, I should have just asked before and not assume, but maybe it was the fact I was scared too.

I have started my 52-week photo challenge and some wonder ladies want to join in. They asked, how can I share my work? I told them social media or you can start your own blog for others to see your work or just for you and your family. They asked me how. Well, this is how.

1. Think what you want your blog to be about.

I think it could be about anything and everything. I remember worrying that I needed to know exactly what my blog needs to be about. Yet, I think you need an idea of what you want to blog about, but you can blog about a couple of your favorite things. Maybe over time, you may change it to what you are blogging about when your interests change or maybe you just want to focus on one topic, not different types.

2. Think of a Blog Name

See if the name is available you could check here

3. Sign up for the domain name and hosting.

Blue Host is a great place to get your domain and hosting, it's only $2.75 right now with a 30-Day Money-back Guarantee, it that just perfect! Blue Host, it has one hit button for WordPress installs. For newbies that are a great thing. When I bought my older website I used GoDaddy for just my Domain because it was 1.99. Yet, It ended up being 11.00 because I ended up buying an add-on.

4. What type of blogging platform

I right now have bloggers only because that's what I used for my photographer company site. Now I'm thinking to move to WordPress. Why up may ask, because of they plug-ins? They have some amazing plugins for SEO, Courses, selling and bloggers have none! It would make my life so much easier if they did.

5. Website Template

Website templates can be so much fun here is some free ones from WordPress. Yet, I would spend just a little more to have a custom one and I love Envy Studios.

WOW, now you can start!!!

Yes, it was that easy 5 easy steps to start your blog. 1. Think of what your blog is going to be about 2. Find a name 3. Sign up for the domain/hosting 3. Find your blogging plate form  4. Pick out a website template.

If you started a blog, please share it with me, I would love to see it. I have tons of advice to give you too. I have learned so much this last month starting my blog. I think my head is going to explode.

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