Blogs have become very popular, they have been for a while now, and they can be really life changing (for the better). Blogs are amazing, regardless of who you are, from entrepreneurs to multi-million dollar business owners; blogs can do wonders for yourself and your brand. In this article, FernGullyGraphics explains how to create your very own blog in 3 easy steps:
1st Step: Get Started
Getting started on your very own blog is very simple. To get started you will need a secure domain name, a great web hosting service and you will need to install WordPress. Forward Web can provide you with all three of these components and is happy to assist you in this process.
Picking a domain name is the most important part of this process (that is going to be your www.yoursitename.com) that you will be using for your site. Keep in mind that the more generic your name, the more likely it will be that it’s already registered and if that is the case, you will need to be a little more creative. Additionally, we recommend that you use a .com, .net or .org.
Finally, make sure to setup your website hosting and install WordPress. This is a fast and simple process with Forward Web!
2nd Step: Use Your Passion to Build Your Blog
Being that it is in fact so easy to set up a blog, there are millions of blogs on the internet everyday. That means that your blog will have to be extraordinary in order to stand out from the crowd. When creating a blog, it would be wise to create it around your personal name, a passion of yours or your existing business name/brand.
Most people usually start a blog for the following reasons:
#1: Business. The purpose of this type of blog is to share information about your company while creating quality content around products and services.
#2: Passion/Hobby. This is your very own little space on the internet to write about whatever you like.
#3: Personal Brand: This becomes a place for you to build an online profile/resume and makes it easy for others to find you online.
A lot of blogs start out as a passion or even a project that usually turns into something much bigger down the road. Of course, the more passionate a person is about something, the more likely they are to put more interest and focus in it. Unfortunately, this is where a lot of bloggers struggle because blogging is a long-term project and when bloggers don’t see the immediate results they are looking for (such as readers, traffic and revenue), they lose interest and give up. Ultimately, your blog will become what you make of it.
3rd Step: Create Meaningful and Extraordinary Content For An Epic Blog
The content you create for your blog will determine it’s success. As we mentioned before, there are millions of other blogs out there in the internet world competing with each other therefore, it is imperative that you create something extraordinary that will make your blog stand out from the crowd.
Blogs tend to be very niche-specific, which requires focus. For example, if you choose to write about fitness, it would be wise to niche down from “fitness” to a specific area of fitness such as weight training. The purpose of doing so is to eventually become the authority in your space and not only target but reach people that are looking for exactly what you are writing about. Also, avoid being too generic because you want to make sure people find exactly what they are looking for when on your site, and you don’t want your site to be difficult to rank in the search results for ‘generic keywords’.
Once you have figured out your niche and come up with a winning topic, you are ready to start creating content. Your goal is always to create amazing content; do some research! What are other top ranking blogs writing about and how can you do it better? If they are writing text articles then you need to write a text article AND include images. If you want to step it a notch, you can even make your own videos.
The most effective way to create an epic blog with outstanding content is to put yourself in the shoes (or eyes and ears) of your visitors. If you find value in what you are about to publish, you have succeeded in creating a fantastic blog. We wish you great success and if you have any questions or need help getting started, do not hesitate to reach out to Forward Web!