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How do I get started on a blog?

Blogs are great – and you dont necessarily need vast amounts of HTML or coding skills, or design skills to get a blog started. There are many ready to use blogging platforms which are quick and easy to set up.

You dont need to know a great deal about blogging technology to establish your blog and even to promote it. The following are some great tips for you to keep in mind when asking the question – “how do I get started on a blog?”

Choose your blog name and tagline wisely.

Before you get started have a good think about the name of your blog and its tagline. These are the elements of your blog which will be indexed by the search engines and it can be a bit of a pain to back pedal and change it later.

Choose the perfect blogging software.

There are tons of blog software providers to choose from, some are free and others require a subscription to use them. Great blog software providers include WordPress, Blogger and Typepad. Choose really carefully based on your blogging needs as moving to a new provider later may result in lost blog content and subscribers.

Choose a great URL for your blog.

You can generally use provider based blog URLs for free such as www.myblogname.typepad.com but your own URL is generally better. If your blog was to target potential buyers of security shutters for example, your blog URL might be www.securityshutters.co.uk. Choose a SEO friendly URL for your blog if you can find a good one.

Make your blog visually appealing.

Blogging software usually allows you to put your own design stamp on your blog. Do try to make your blog as visually appealing as possible without detracting from the message that your blog is trying to deliver.

Blog carefully first!

Before making your blog public you can test out a few posts as password protected items before letting your views loose on the world.

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