Do you want to create something meaningful? Why not start a blog? Why not become a blogger? Creating this blog is one of the best decisions Ryan has made. After all, our blog is how we make a living. The most important thing is how we add value to the lives of others.
Start a Blog in 5 Concise Steps
So you’re thinking about starting a blog, but you have no idea where to start, right? Guess what, we didn’t do it! Before being “minimalist”, we wanted to start a blog to communicate our thoughts and express our feelings, but the options overwhelmed us.
Ignorant, confused, confused by the options, we had no idea how to start a blog or how to become a blogger. When should we start? How do I register a domain name? What is hosting? What blog platform should we use? How do we choose a template? What is a complement? What should we write about? Hell, we can barely spell HTML, much less build a blog!
But the good news: it turns out that starting a blog is much easier than you think. We learned many lessons during our rise to millions of readers, and now you can learn from our pain and suffering to avoid much of the boredom involved in creating a blog.
Here is a brief detailed description of how to start our blog. Detailed screenshots, video tutorials and frequently asked questions can be found below. This is how to become a blogger in 5 short steps.
Choose your blog platform and domain
The first thing we did when starting our blog was to go to Bluehost and register our domain. We don’t even need to configure WordPress, the platform we use, because Bluehost does it all for you. The basic price of Bluehost is $ 2.75 per month and works for 99% of people (go to this link to get a 50% discount of the monthly price and free domain). After that, we perform a simple, free and one-click installation of WordPress through Bluehost. When we had questions, we could chat with the people of Bluehost Live Chat for free. They pointed us in the right direction and facilitated the start of our own blog.
Design your blog using a simple theme
The good looks give you the look you want for your blog, allowing you to create a blog that looks exactly as you want it to look. If you’re not a programmer (I’m not sure), the theme makes the design work a million times. In addition, once you buy a function, which is economical for the time you save it, you have it for life. Minimalists use the beautiful “True” attribute of SPYR, which is available in BYLT. Go directly to BYLT, explore your own set of themes and find the right design for you.
Modify your blog to determine your style
Once we enjoyed our domain and hosted blogs, WordPress and the theme, we spent a lot of time changing the look to get the look we wanted (that is, to make our vision come true). Then we spend more time playing and discussing about it and editing it more. Once we create our blog, we create a free Feedburner account so that people can register on our site via email and RSS subscriptions. Then we create a free Google Analytics account to track our statistics. Subscribing to FeedBurner and Google Analytics was easy, and we still use them today.
Select the best accessories for your blog
We use only a few add-ons on our site, including “Google Analytics for WordPress” and “Yoast SEO”. It only takes a few seconds (literally a few seconds, it’s just a click of a button) to install as soon as your blog starts. If you really want to practice with some great add-ons, check out the best WordPress plugins from WPBeginner.
Write attractive content
Finally, through WordPress, we start writing and loading content on our pages: Information page, Contact page, Home page here, Books page, Travel page, Archive page, etc. Next, we design our logo using free images that we find online and text from a normal word processing program. Then we put an image of ourselves in the head (this is important because people sympathize with people and not with slogans). Finally, we begin to write and publish new blog posts regularly (at least once a week), accompanied by free photos from Unsplash, Pexels and the Library of Congress. The rest is history.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be smart to start a blog (certainly not). You don’t need to know how to create an icon or design to create your blog (we don’t know yet). You don’t need much money to create a blog (you can get a free domain and host your site for only a few dollars a month). You also don’t need to spend a lot of time setting up your blog (you can set up your blog in less than an hour).
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