Mick Say: Online Business Development

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Posted in Diary by Mick Say on September 25, 2012

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One question I get asked often is how to start a blog. While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain. While WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr, and other platforms are great, there is nothing like having full control of the design and functionality – something you will only get if you are running WordPress from your own domain.

 

Your first step to staring a blog on your own domain is choosing a domain name. There are many ways you can go with this, from using your own name, business name, keywords, or a quirky but brandable word. Considering a keyword based domain, but not sure where to start? Try out Google’s AdWords Keyword Tool. It will give you additional keyword ideas plus their estimated monthly searches.

 

Before you register that domain, be sure that it is available on social media! Knowem lets you search names / keywords to see if they are taken on over 500 social networks.

 

Once you have settled on a strong domain name, you are probably ready to go out and buy it. There is a wide choice for domain registration. Once you’ve purchased your domain, the next thing you will need is hosting.

 

Then you might want to consider importing it into your new WordPress site. WordPress.org has a Importing Content guide that includes information on how to import content from almost 50 different sources.

Next on your list of priorities, once WordPress is installed, is the design. There are many, many free WordPress themes to choose from and over the course of three years, I have tried a lot of them. In the end, I have ended up only using premium themes.

 

 

by Kristi Hines

read more at: http://kikolani.com/how-to-start-a-wordpress-blog.html

 

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