Anyone new to the world of blogging may not know that there are quick and easy ways to make a blog site, even in the same afternoon. However, what is even more interesting is the fact that you can actually learn how to make a blog in 15 minutes or less. Here are a few tips that will give you all the information you need to get started. Before you know it you will be live on the Internet and the proud owner of a new blog.
Starting with the Preliminaries
Of course you probably have been thinking about starting a blog for some time now and probably even have a name picked out and a purpose for starting your site. The first thing you should have done is to see if the domain name you want is available and if it is, make sure to register it before going any further.
Find a Hosting Service that is WordPress Compatible
Once you have registered your domain name it is important to find a hosting company. Most often you will pay a slight fee that is typically less than $10 USD per month if you are self-hosting your blog.
Make sure the hosting company has WordPress capability since this is the easiest and fastest Content Management System available. If you want to learn how to make a blog in 15 minutes, WordPress is the easiest and most user-friendly CMS available at this time.
Pick a Free Theme or Template and Install It to Your Site
Typically your hosting company will provide free WordPress themes or link you to wordpress.org so that you can choose from literally thousands of free themes and templates. Some hosting companies also have page builders so that you can use their CMS to build your page quickly with predefined themes and color schemes.
Write a Few Words on the Homepage as a Place Marker
Unless you have already written content for some of the pages on your blog, just put a simple place holder message on the homepage so that anyone who happens upon your blog (whether by accident or design) will know that the site is being built. Google will also index your site to some extent as long as there is some type of content directing visitors to come back when the site is fully built.
And the Rest Is History
Amazingly enough, it really is possible to build a blog in 15 minutes or less if you already have your domain name registered and have contracted with a hosting company. By using either WordPress or the hosting company’s page builder platform, you can literally be live in just a few minutes.
The important thing to bear in mind here is that making a blog in 15 minutes only gets you a ‘home’ on the web. Just like a house that you purchase for a family home isn’t ready to be inhabited until you have all the utilities on and the house furnished, so too will your website remain just a vacant property until you add the functions (utilities) and furnish it with relevant content.
From here on out, you simply need regular maintenance, just like you would at your home. Build the blog, populate it and as they say, the rest is history.