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.
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Enable Access To Blogger Blog On Glo Network: How To
I have had to call Glo network customer care to complain to them that I couldn’t access my blogger blog with custom domain name on Glo network and they couldn’t proffer solution. In this article, I will show you how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network.
What is it about Glo?
Glo network is one of the largest telecommunication network in Nigeria with millions of subscribers and its owned by Mike Adenuga. Glo offers more data subscription than other networks in Nigeria. Hence the name, “Grand Master of data.”
Because of the volume of their data, more people use it. This should mean more visitors to your blog right? It should but people couldn’t use their Glo network to access your blogger blog unless they change to other networks which may drastically increase the bounce rate. But not too worry. Smile…
Blogger that face this problem
Bloggers that face this kind of problem are those that have had custom domain activated on their blog and https is on.
There is so much benefits attached to custom domain and this shouldn’t be a problem. Blog visitors trust blogs with https activated more than those who doesn’t and see bloggers with custom domain as serious ones. Like I said, not too worry. You will know it soon.
How to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network in Nigeria
The things you need are;
- Email Address
- Access to your domain name registrar
- Desktop/Mobile device
And within two minutes you will be done. All you need to do is change the DNS on your domain name registrar. Simple! Let’s get to work dear.
Step One on how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network in Nigeria
(a): Go to cloudflare website and sign up with your email and choose a password for yourself. Check your mailbox to verify your email few seconds after or do that after the process.
(b): After signing up successfully, the next pop-up is where to Add your site for cloudflare to scan it. Enter your domain name e.g yourblogname.com and continue.
(c): Then choose a plan. Choose free plan but, note that, you can only use one domain name on free plan. After clicking on free plan, scroll down and confirm plan. After it has scanned your site, it will show you your A records and CNAME records. Cross check and scroll down to continue.
(d): After you are successful in (c) above, the next thing you will see is your current DNS server and cloudflare will provide you with ones to change that two DNSs with. Copy them or write them down somewhere.
(e): Click on I need help changing my name server, select your domain registrar and click on Step-by-step instructions IF you already didn’t know how on your domain registrar. See the diagram above👆.
This ends step one. Don’t close the browser yet.
Open new tab and proceed to step two.
Step Two on how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network
a): Login to your domain registrar account and look for that domain you connect with blogspot. I use Namecheap, so I will explain with it.
b): Click on Manage button in the domains dashboard
c): In the page that will open, scroll down and look for name servers. Tap on it and select Custom DNS.
d): Enter the new DNSs provided by cloudflare in the first step above as it was written respectively. And tick the green mark which means save. If its successful, it will tell you that it will take 48 hours for the new DNS to propagate.
e): Now go back to cloudflare on the last page, click continue. Now when in the dashboard, scroll down to click on Recheck Name server. You will be notified if successful. Boom! Its that simple. Now check your blog with a Glo network after couple of hours.
In this post, I just explained to you how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network in Nigeria. Now you don’t have to worry about drastic bounce rate. Everyone can now visit your blog. 😉😉😉
Were you able to do it? Let me know in he comment and don’t forget to share!