The blog was more of a personal diary that people shared online. In this online journal, you could talk about your daily life or share things that you were doing. It’s an opportunity to communicate information in a new way online. Thus began the beautiful world of blogging.
Definition | Meaning of blog:
A blog (a shortened version of “weblog”) is an online journal or informational website displaying information in reverse chronological order, with the latest posts appearing first, at the top. It is a platform where a writer or a group of writers share their views on an individual subject.
Here’s is a step guide to starting a blog
Choose Your Blog Niche
Before you plan to develop a blog, you should decide on the blog’s niche. Most successful blogs focus on one thing. May it be food, travel, fitness, fashion, or simply about your business. you should plan to choose just one that’s dear to your heart and interests. It’s even better when you are an expert at something; this helps you to grow your blog through writing good, quality content to help others.
A perfect blog niche has the following characteristics;
Something You Care About or Have an Interest in
Serves a Community of People Who Have a Need
Has Multiple Potential Revenue Streams
Has Competition (But Not Too Much)
Choose a conspicuous name for your blog
Attractive and clear name: A good name could attract the audience to read your blog when the name is discussed. Once you have selected the niche, you should focus on choosing the best name that fits your niche and attracts the attention of the user. The name you select must be unique and interesting. Finally, the name should fully describe your brand and be inviting to your target demographic.
Buy a domain and hosting
Your domain name will be your blog’s address, so you should take your time to come up with something unique and memorable. The domain is the unique name used by users and search engines to recognize and access your blog while hosting is the server on which all your files are stored. There are thousands of domain registrars and website hosting companies.
Choose a platform for your blog
CMS is the most popular option and WordPress is the most commonly used CMS. WordPress is one of the best options for making your blog because it provides the themes and plugins that will help you develop and launch your site quickly. WordPress powers 35% of the internet website all over the world. 60% of CMS-built websites use WordPress.
Over 400 million people visit WordPress sites each month. Nearly 28% of all eCommerce goes through WooCommerce – an eCommerce solution built on the WordPress platform. 661 WordPress websites are launched every DAY, that’s almost 1 new website every two minutes! There are over 50,000 plugins in WordPress and a vast community of developers and users. WordPress is available on the cPanel of most web hosting platforms.
Designing and Customize your blog
Let’s make your blog look exactly how you want it to. To choose a new theme, you can need to go through the below-mentioned steps from your WordPress Dashboard
- Log in to WordPress Administration Panel (e.g. www.example.com/wp-login – just change the example to your domain)
- Click on Appearance > Themes
- Click on Add New button
- You will see the page where Themes are listed
- You can search the Theme which you wanted to install
- After that click on Install button
- Once the Theme is install then click on Activate button.
You can also head to a premium theme website and buy a theme that suits your thought. WordPress also has this awesome feature that allows you to change themes with just a few clicks. So if you start getting tired of your current blog template, you can just switch to another one without losing any precious content or images. Your blog’s design should reflect both you and your personality, but also what the blog is about.
After that, the best part of WordPress is customization, you have to choose the colors you want for your blog and generally customize it. The best combination of colors increases the interest of readers. You can add neat widgets on your header, body, sidebar, and footers to improve the user experience.
Furthermore, detailed instructions you can go through this site click on more information and then click on documentation or you can watch this video:
Create great content strategy for your Blog
Each blog post should focus on one main target keyword, and here’s where it should be included:
Put the keyword in your blog’s permanent URL.
Include the keyword in the title of your post.
Add your keyword to the first or second paragraph.
Include the keyword inside of your headings.
Add the keyword throughout your blog post.
Once you have a list of the keywords (topics) you want to cover, it’s time to start writing.
Writing Blog Posts that Match Search Intent.
When planning your content strategy, think about what your reader actually wants when they are performing an online search for your target keyword. Match search intent and provide the solution your readers are actually looking for by understanding the meaning behind their search. Instead, match search intent and provide the solution your readers are actually looking for by understanding the meaning behind their search. This is accomplished by looking at which extra terms are included in currently ranking content’s title tags and reverse-engineering the search.
While you don’t have to be a professional writer when starting a blog, it’s important to understand basic sentence structure and proper grammar. For example, short paragraphs, bullet points, and images help break up long, monotonous blocks of text and keep readers engaged. You can also check out my guide to the best grammar checkers to use with your blog this year and why I use Grammarly.
The content should be unique, informative, and inviting to the reader and if you are successful with your content strategy, your visitor will become loyal readers! In addition to writing, make strategies to organize your content with a content calendar, optimize your content, and share it via your social media channels.
Search Engine Optimization
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process that website owners use to get more traffic to their web pages from search engines (such as Google). According to recent studies, 53% of all traffic for websites comes from organic search (.pdf). This number shows how important it is to make sure that you optimize your WordPress blog for search engines. SEO involves many different tactics and techniques. As a blogger, you will have to get familiar with these. I won’t be talking about any advanced processes here. Perform keyword optimization and add SEO meta tags on all pages
To reach the top position on SERPs (search engine result pages), you should apply SEO optimization to your blog in the following ways:
Social Media Marketing
Search Engine Marketing
Social Media Marketing
We all know the importance of social media in today’s world, and if you are not active on social media then you are missing a big opportunity to share your content. Your readers and competitors are on social media and you should be too. But don’t let it become a distraction. For anyone starting out I would say that you should only be active on one social media platform when you first start because your main focus needs to be on content.
Google Analytics is kind of like having exam results year-round. Analytics helps you measure the success rate of your campaigns, whether on your blogging, link building, or social media marketing. Analytics help you to know the views, bounce rate, and session time of your website. If you’re not measuring your traffic via analytics then you don’t know where you stand. Don’t skip this last important step for starting a blog in 2021.
That’s all done! Finally, you have finished creating your blog. We are just trying to keep these guides as simple as possible for new bloggers, but if you find anything confusing then please feel free to reach out to us. We will try to guide you to the best of our abilities.
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