How to start a Successful Blog

There are mainly two methods that can be used to express i.e. expressive and communicative expression. Blogs allow you to do both. A blog can be referred as a popular platform used by an individual to share or express their communicative ideas, thoughts, passion, stories, knowledge and expression. The process of updating the blog on the web is known as Blogging. Blogging can be called as a communication medium to build a connection. Nowadays blog is becoming  an important medium to explore business and make money. Before building a successful website or blog you need to ask certain questions to yourself.




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What to write? Which specific topic do you need to write? Which website do you want to build? Who is your competitor? Whether it is language tutorial, cooking recipe or travel ideas etc. Nowadays people can easily start building a website but building a successful website is a most complicated process required a plan Strategy. It is not a one day process needs time. You need to go through research on key components including cloud hosting, search engine optimization, and design of a website, website security and trust signals for building a successful website for online success.

There are different tools available to create a blog. Now a question arises in our mind “How to Create a Successful website or blog” following are the steps used to create a successful blog.

What are the steps to create a Blog (Step wise)

  1. Select a best Domain Name suitable to your business
  2. Figure out suitable blogging platform
  3. Obtain web hosting
  4. Select an attractive WordPress theme and begin writing
  5. Pick up creative ideas you want to post and share it

1) Select a best domain name suitable to your business

A domain name can be referred as online identification of your website. It is the URL  that you type in the browser address bar to track post updates of blog, for example www.codingtag.com. Selecting a perfect name is really confusing required  thoughts. The domain name should be unique and related to your business. The following are the points  that you need to know before choosing a domain name .

  • Keep it simple and short.
  • The domain name should be easy to type and pronounce.
  • An applicable name extension can be used e.g. For blogs and personal “.me” and for any community and company  “.co” can be used.
  • Avoid using hyphens and numbers.
  • Prefer use of keywords

2) Figure out suitable blogging platform

The first thing you need after selecting a domain name is to choose the preferred platform for your blog. There are many platforms available on internet i.e. Wix, WordPress, Tumblr, Ghost, Squarespace, Weebly etc. WordPress is most active, simple and easiest tool as It contains large plugins and different methods, layout and design to create a blog.

3) Obtain web hosting

Web hosting can be referred as the service that grant organization to post a webpage on the internet. If we want to make our website online two things are required i.e. domain name and web space. There are many web hosting companies  available on the internet. The most recommended company for beginners is Bluehost offers WordPress Hosting, Shared Hosting, Dedicated Hosting and VPS Hosting. Bluehost provide affordable annual plans, 24/7 support and 20 days money back guarantee, you need very few minutes to join Bluehost. Choose your applicable plan and register domain to Get started on Bluehost. Bluehost is continuously using innovative ideas to deliver best services tool to their customer by providing reliable and required functionality. Bluehost company make use of customized, advanced technology and platform for predictable tracking.


Following are the steps you need build your website on Bluehost

1) The initial step you need to do is to click on the Get started now link.

Bluehost Get Started

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2) Choose your applicable plan with registered domain and include the privacy to avoid the junk and spam emails and phone calls.

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3) Fill your required plans, payment and personal information and chooses the secured password and then submit.


Install WordPress software

a) The Initial step you need is to sign in Bluehost cPanel .

b) Identify website section.

c) Click on Install WordPress button.

d) Add the required personal information such as email address, name etc to complete installing process of WordPress.

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e) After installation, your WordPress login URL will be similar to the following link

http://domain-name.com/wp-admin

Select a most attractive theme

You can control the visual appearance of your blog with the inbuilt themes. Nowadays, appearance plays an important role to attract an audience. Your blog design is your first impression on others. If your first impression is fantastic, then only people will go to read the content of your blog. You needs to think various things before selecting the appearance such as:

  • Your blog appearance should be professional.
  • Choose the theme related to your blog content.
  • Go for simple themes
  • The theme should be mobile responsible and browser compatible
  • Should be SEO friendly and should support plugins

WordPress has a thousand of themes to control and modify the design of your blog. You can give the beautiful appearance of front-end and your content by adding images and videos to your theme.

Steps to change themes in WordPress

Click on appearance

Go to themes and there click on Add New Button

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Select an attractive WordPress theme and begin writing

Install a WordPress and pick an inspiring theme. Choose the theme that is more professional and simple to customize. WordPress has an interesting feature to modify themes in very fewer clicks.

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There are many options available in WordPress

Select the plugins you required. You can easily activate, deactivate and modify the plugins.

Go to settings for the general setting such as tagline, tagline address, URL, membership email address etc. Setting includes permalinks setting which is very important setting in the WordPress required for search engine optimization to find the content of your website.

On other screen, you can browse 2000+ beautiful themes present in the WordPress directory. You can sort it according to your content.

Take a mouse over the selected theme and click on it. Two popup button appears i.e. Install and Preview. Click on Install and then activate the selected theme. After activating interactive theme get ready to write your first blog.

Start writing your first blog

Before writing any content you need a proper guidance. Writing a good quality content is little time consuming but you have to do proper research on specific topics you are writing an article. There are various tools available on the internet to assist you to provide relevant and deep knowledge of the topic you want to publish. Following are some tips and conditions you need to go through before writing any blog.

  • Make a list of topics you need to write.
  • Write running ideas, questions related to content on a page.
  • Research on the proper format, proper and clear heading.
  • No grammatical errors and first letter should be capital.
  • Follow the various rules of writing.
  • The content should be 100 percent unique.
  • There should be SEO keyword integration.

Steps of writing a new blog on WordPress

  • Click on Posts button.
  • Add New Post menu will appear on your screen.

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Write a blog and then click on publish button and then save the draft and set the visibility of your blog. You can utilize all the amazing features of WordPress. You can add video also on your WordPress.

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Really helpful and I would love to follow up these points before starting my new blog!

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Shikha Singh

it’s important to read before start blogging.. really thankful to coding tag.

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Himanshu

I was searching for the topic of creating a blog on google and found this site. The blog is easy to read and guide you like a teacher. Kudos to the team of coding tag. Keep updating with these amazing blogs.