Friday, April 17, 2009

How to Start Your Own Blog For Fun Or Profit

If you spend any time on the internet at all, you know that just about everyone wants to know how to start your own blog. With over 200,000,000 million in existence and millions of entries happening every day, it is no wonder that you would want to get in on the action. You will be relieved to know that starting your own blog will take you only a few seconds and then you can start pouring out your thoughts for all to read.

Get an email address - if you don't have one already, you are going to need one to have an active account. There are plenty of free sites that you can use like Yahoo or Gmail. Once you have that done, you are ready for action.

Pick your platform - There are loads of blog sites out there for you to use, you just need to use the one that is right for you. While WordPress is very popular, they do not allow sponsored posts. That being case, if you are going to be blogging for money, you cannot use this site. Blogger is another platform that is very popular and a little more open for entrepreneurs. Check them all out and pick the one that is right for you.

Pick your name - once you have decided on a platform, you can now pick the name of your blog. If your original idea is already in use, they will let you know and you will have to change it. Keep your title snappy and related to your topic if you want to get hits. Joe's blog is not going to get any action. The Most Incredible Sports Information on the Planet will catch an eye and get some traffic. Once you pick it, you are stuck with it so do it wisely.

Pick a template - this is the visual outline of your site and should coincide with your theme. For instance, you are not going to choose a template used for gardening if you want to do a sports blog. Every site is going to have tons of them for you to look through. Keep looking until you find the one that suits you best.

Guess what, you just started your own blog! There are tons of customizations that you can do as you get more familiar with the site, but they are not necessary in the beginning. All you really have to do at this point is start making entries about your traffic and hopefully people will start reading

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