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How To Start A Blog

Who doesn’t love a blogger?

Actually, scratch that! Who doesn’t know a blogger? Back in 2015 when I started blogging, I physically knew only one person who had a blog and talking about building my own brand and blog got me some funny looks and massive eye rolls. Fast forward 2 years and blogging is even more mainstream than I could ever have imagined! It is an amazing thing to do and a brilliant community to join and an amazing hobby to have so I thought I would use some of the knowledge I have learnt to help others create their own blogs!

Back in 2015, this is how LoveRosiee started. A side project, an escape from a miserable job and rocky foundations of adulthood. Had I known that starting my blog could be so easy and such a brilliant chance to change my life I’d have done it much sooner!

How To Start A Blog

Step 1:

Think about what you want to blog about. Why are you wanting to start a blog? Is it for good reasons and are you willing to put in the real graft? You’ll  soon find out that blogging takes a lot of hard work and it’s not a stream of events and free gifts!

Think of a unique blog name and design idea that would fit with you NOW – not where you aspire to be but you who are! That is the most important part of the start of your blog, your brand is you so be you!

It took me weeks to find the perfect blog name and I was lucky enough to get almost the perfect Domain name.

So, step 1, in a nutshell is, get yourself over to site like 1and1, GoDaddy etc. and test out your idea of a Domain Names.

It couldn’t be easier to simply type in your ideas and see if a) they’re available and b) they fit with you!

Step 2:

With sites like 1and1 you receive a platform on which your blog is based. I LOVE WordPress but some people end up with Blogger and all sorts.

The platform you choose can be changed but this can result in loss of your work/addresses and blog stats. There are two options but if you choose your own domain name, WordPress usually takes you straight to Hosted.

Hosted simply means your blog will end with .com – which is what my blog is!

Step 3:

Once your Domain name has come through you’ll get an option on your plan. You’ll be taken through to a page with blog templates that are free and some that you have to pay for to use that range in prices. Once you’re a bit more established you can pay to completely design your own one like I did in my December 2015 rebrand!

Step 4:

Set up your contact. With certain hosts you’ll be able to use up to 5 email addresses. I personally think this is such an easy step into looking professional from the word go. I think sending your own blog-linked email address to a PR etc. looks so much better!

I have loved the journey my blog has already taken me on. I truly believe that there is room in the blogging world for more to join and I really hope this post has been helpful!

LoveRosiee

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11 Comments

  1. October 15, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    Such good tips for anyone thinking about starting a blog! I bit the bullet and just went for it and it’s the best thing I ever did!

    Gemma Louise

  2. Shola
    October 15, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Such a good blog post for those thinking to join us in the blogger world!

  3. October 15, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    The best thing I have ever done was start a blog, my little outlet. These are really good steps!

    Alicia Xo

  4. October 16, 2018 / 9:20 am

    It’s the best thing I ever did!!!!

  5. Sharon Reid
    October 18, 2018 / 7:47 am

    Thee are such great tips. I didn’t read any advice when I started blogging. I literally went onto a free blogger platform, uploaded a post along with a few lines and hit publish. Big mistake, but we learn from our mistakes.

    Sharon xx

    rosieloveslife.co.uk

  6. Things Sarah Loves
    October 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    Blogging is such a great journey. I remember wanting to start a blog for so long, but I was too nervous too. That’s my biggest regret, waiting so long!

    Sarah xx
    thingssarahloves.co.uk

  7. Alice Fairweather
    October 22, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I was inspired to start a blog as I worked in a digital agency and worked closely with bloggers, I loved the community! x

  8. Pink Serenityx
    October 23, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    This is such a good post sweetie congrats on the blog! x x

  9. Jess's World
    October 24, 2018 / 8:57 am

    These are great tips for a new blogger. I know what you mean, I started in 2013 and there were hardly any other bloggers that I knew and I really only did it on and off, now there’s a boom in it, more the merrier x

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