In this post I want to walk you through the basics of how to start a blog, and while I do, I want to answer some of the basic technical questions that many pre-bloggers need to answer to get their first blog up and running.
There are a few simple steps that you will need to complete to start your blog:
1. Choose your blogging platform
2. Choose Domain Name and Hosting
3. Configure your blog
4. Design your blog
5. Start creating useful content that serves readers
Below I’ll walk you through how I’d approach each step if I were to start a blog and suggest further reading that will be helpful on other important questions like: choosing a niche, finding readers for your blog, building community with your blog, and thinking about how to make money from it, etc.
My hope is that this step by step starting guide will help you to start your first blog.