How to start a blog successfully: A Quick Guide

How to start a blog successfully: A Quick Guide….cont’d

#2 – Select the best platform and design your blog

Not all website hosts are the same. It’s important to make sure that the company that you select for your blog will be able to meet your needs as your blog grows. There are many web hosting companies like Siteground, Bluehost, Godaddy, and others to choose from. Do your homework to ensure they offer the features that you need. After you’ve done this and selected your domain for your site, you will need to design your blog. There are tonnes of really great blog themes out there, most for WordPress that you can customize to fit the look, feel, and layout of your perfect blog design. Make it your own in a way that compliments the name of your blog as well as your content. The appearance of your blog is important for attracting readers. After all, who would want to stay on a site that has no real style or structure? When you’re selecting a platform and website host you need to consider at least these things before you make the leap.  

  • Layout
  • Functioning
  • Navigation
  • Colors
  • Maintenance
  • Complexity
  • Integrations and plugins
  • Support
  • Scalability
  • Performance
  • Security
  • Stability

Jumping in with both feet can set your blog up for failure. Make sure your website hosting company can meet your current and future goals for at least a year to two, and that the platform you select works best for the type of blog structure you want to create. Take your time with this step to avoid unnecessary stress later. Once you make your selection, you want to be able to focus solely on your content going forward.