Blogging is one of the popular ways you can share your thoughts and make your opinions known to others. But the question, how to start a blog will be answered in this article.
Learn how to do it from someone who knows. If you rush in, the probability of rushing out is extremely high. And you may end up giving up.
“if you are going to do something for the rest of your life, don’t just stop at the 4th month.” SirPhren
Differences Between WordPress and Blogspot
HOW TO START A BLOG
Get your preferred CMS (Content Management System either WordPress or Blogspot) you want to use. There are numerous platforms you can start a blog but I recommend WordPress and Blogspot for you. The two offer free domain as in yourblogname.Wordpress.com or yourblog.blogspot.com.
But, it would be of advantageous to know the differences before starting off on the free accounts which have dealt with above. So you won’t make the mistake I made years ago.
1). WordPress.com (free and paid plans)
2). WordPress.org (Self-hosted WordPress blog)( paid)
WordPress.com has four plans;
3). Business $299/year
4). VIP $5000
Get a host and custom domain for your blog. If you would go ahead with wordpress.org you would need to buy a host and a domain.
WordPress.org is self hosted and the hosting service and domain are what you will pay for. I use and recommend namecheap for host and domain.
The payment for host and domain are annually, which will be renewed every year.