Your Beginning Guide to a Successful Blog

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Your Beginning Guide to a Successful Blog

You probably came here because you want to start a blog, but you don’t know how. No one knows at first – you’re not the only one in this situation. But the thing is that it’s not that hard. You learn it in baby steps. And to make things even easier, we’re prepared a few tips on how to do it. Learn more from Franks Blog.

Domain and hosting

The first thing you need to do it get the help of Bluehost and register your domain. Bluehost will install WordPress for you, so there’s no need to worry about that. The price starts from $2.95 per month, which is a good price for most people. If you have any questions, you’re free to chat with the help of “live chat” from Bluehost. They’re really helpful and they’ll take their time to guide you through your first blog.

Theme

The theme gives you the looks and the feels when you look at the blog, so think about yours. You’ll get the chance to make it look like you’ve always wanted. If you decide on a theme and you buy it, the price will be worth considering the fact that it will be yours forever, no need for additional fees.

Now, the theme is formed of the framework, which represents the bones and the child theme, which represents the beauty.

The framework has several themes on the market, but we recommend Genesis, as it’s a flexible choice. For the child theme, we recommend The Minimalists. Together, they make a great team.

Modifying your blog

After you chose the domain, hosting, the WordPress is installed and you’ve chosen a theme that suits you best, you’ll probably spend some time after to tweak the theme to get the exact look that you want your blog to have. Then you’ll do that again. You may set up a free Feedburner account to make sure that people subscribe to your blog via e-mail or RSS subscriptions (sometimes both). After, you may go for a free Google Analytics account, which will help you in tracking the stats.

Plugins

There are some that can really come in handy. For example, Google Analytics for WordPress and Twitter and Facebook share-buttons are helpful enough. They’re seconds away (it just takes one click to install). Also, there are many others to use, just look through that list and see what you’d like to use.

Writing the content

With the help of WordPress, you can start writing and uploading the content of your pages. Look at About Page, Books Page, Contact Page, Tour Page, Start Here Page and so on.

Then you might want to create a logo using text and pictures from a regular word-like program. But it’s good to keep in mind that people remember faces, not logos, so a picture of yourself is more than welcomed.

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