How to make a blog of your own? An experience of a professional blogger
April 21st, 2017 | by Philip Verghese 'Ariel' || 17 Comments |
Make A Blog of Your Own
Yes, I want to start a blog of my own. But how to make a blog? This was the question when I thought of writing about my interesting subject. As I am interested in entertainments like movies, live theater, concerts, and various other related activities. I love all live entertainments and am very much interest in sharing with others. I can share my enthusiasm and get my views out there for all to see. Book clubs or any other similar things don’t interest me but discussions about live entertainment and various other similar activities I like most and now that’s something different!
Search On The Internet
Keeping this in mind I did a search on the internet to find a solution to this and am stunned to found a ton of information available on the world wide web on this subject. I came to know that thousands of blogs are created every day and many millions are live now on the internet. This information one can read on the sites like Blogger.com, WordPress.com, Google Plus and Various other free platforms.
Searching For A Free Platform To Make A Blog
Using a free service was the best choice for me as this is a ‘just for fun’ project.
I have noticed that now anyone can start a blog of their own without much effort and money. There a good number of free platforms which allow you to begin. Platforms like Google’s blogger.com is one among many free platforms. To start with all you need to have is an email account in Gmail. There are various other platforms which also provide somewhat similar facilities on free of cost, one such platform is WordPress.com.
Also, I came to know that the various disadvantages with the free platforms and the features they provide. But if things progress I might look at swapping to a self-hosting platform which would be more secure (the host company can’t shut me down if they don’t agree with my reviews!!).
Neil Patel And His Guide On How to Make a Blog
There are a good number of write-ups by well-experienced bloggers on this subject available on their websites. One can go through such
informative posts before they start a blog of their own. But I found a very well written piece by Neil Patel the Professional blogger, who specially published this for the benefit of new bloggers, You can read that valuable piece here on this link: How to start a blog, this, in fact, is easy to follow and gave me tons of direction.
Create A Domain Name For Your Own
My first step was to create a domain name. My free host domain must be added after my site name as in ‘mydomainname.freehostname.com’ but that doesn’t bother me for now. The host will have final control over what I post, so if they don’t like what I’m doing they can close me down if they feel like it.
As I intend to keep things legitimate I can’t see that happening, but you never know! If I change to a self-hosted service I’ll lose the extra domain name and be able to use ‘mydomain.com’ as I will be paying the host for my freedom – that can come later!! I can also add permalinks, where I make money in return for placing a link to a company website on my blog, or even commission from an ‘affiliate link’ (an agreement between me and a commercial company).
Blog design, Free Themes, And Plugins
Designing the blog is where it gets fun. I get to decide which shows should feature first, where and how to post my reviews, whether my readers can contribute and make comments, and which shows to feature in the upcoming schedule.
When designing a blog, you can choose from free themes and plugins, or pay for a larger choice (Premium Themes). If you choose to use premium themes you will get loads more features for your site design. Premium themes are usually updated a lot more frequently than free themes because it’s in the developers’ interest to provide the best service they can. You also don’t get links to unwanted (‘spammy’) sites which might not go down well with Google and affect your search ranking!
Logo Design – Last But not the Least In making a blog
The last thing to consider is whether you want a logo which will stick in the minds of your readers and help them remember you. There’s plenty of advice on the web regarding logo design so, again, you can investigate which method suits your needs and go for it.
Most of all – have fun. This is a cool process and well worth looking into if you have a passion you feel like sharing with the world!
I invite the readers of Philipscom, especially the bloggers to share your experiences you underwent before you start a blog of your own.
Let us have an interaction on this subject. Please share your views, suggestions if any to the new bloggers in the comment box below.
You can also check this video which gives a lot of information from basic to the advanced users.
If you are a serious reader and would like to start a blog of your own, then, check out this amazing post written by one of our best friends online and a well-known person to Philipscom. He is none other than the famous Money Blogger Mi Muba from Pakistan.
You can read few of his posts on these pages of Philipscom. Check out this Viral post on BLOG MAKING! An advanced study guide on this subject written for any layman to follow.
Check out this Viral post on BLOG MAKING An advanced study guide on this subject was written on a systematic and easy to understand style.
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Yet Another Related Post by Donna Merrill of Donna Merril Tribe. She too is not a new face to Philipscom. You can read her guest post elsewhere on these pages.A MUST READ On this subject to go on advanced blogging.
THIS IS INDEED A MUST READ TO ALL BLOGGERS On this subject If you want to go on advanced blogging.
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