How Do I Start a Blog?

I am often asked how do I start a blog, what’s the best way to start a blog and can I make my own blog?  Well the answers are here.  Yes - you can make your own blog, yes – starting a blog is easy, and I’ll explain how I think is the best way to start your blog, depending on what you’re trying to achieve and why.

The purpose of this webite is purely to teach you how to start your own WordPress blog.  I have put together a series of short lessons to help you get started.

Aims and Objectives of this short course:

  • Have made your own professional looking website / blog that your visitors can interract with and you can be proud of.
  • Be able to add new pages and new posts.
  • Understand some basic terminology.
  • Change the design and look of your website blog with themes, custom menus and widgets.

What does this mean to you?

  • No expensive web designer fees or charges – you’ll be self sufficient.
  • You’ll be able to share your knowledge, experience and passion for a subject with others quickly and easily.
  • You can interract with others that have similar interests, especially if you are a specialist in your field.
  • Its all yours!
  • You’ll have the potential to create substantial revenue from your website.
  • It will be a rewarding experience.

What are the pre-requisites of the course and who is it suitable for?

You’ll be expected to know how to operate a computer, i.e. using a mouse and keyboard, understand some basic terminology, such as web browser, click, double click and log in.  No programming knowledge is required and no software is needed.

This course is for novice website users, everyday hobby enthusiasts, small business owner, bed and breakfast owners, caravan owners, other business owners starting up and wanting to save money and generally anyone who has something they want to share with the world!

Lesson Plan – 12 Step by Step Lessons

  1. An Introduction to Starting a Blog.
  2. The Jargon Made Easy - Such as Domains, Hosting and Webspace, etc..
  3. Compare Web Hosting for Starting a Blog.
  4. 1 Click – Installing WordPress to Your New Web Space.
  5. How Does WordPress Work – An Overview of Under the Hood.
  6. The WordPress Dashboard – and Terminology.
  7. Tidying Up The Default Installation.
  8. Changing The Look – Themes and Menus
  9. Choice – Website or News Blog?
  10. Plugins and Widgets.
  11. Autoresponders and Autolink your Blog to Twitter and Facebook
  12. Design Your Own Themes – Easily.

 

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