Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How do I Create a Blog ?


Are you really interested in starting a blog? You would probably be surprised at the huge number of people that go online every day, wondering, how do I create a blog?

The fact of the matter is, it is actually not really a difficult thing to do and as long as you follow a few simple steps, you can very easily have your blog up and running within just a few minutes. In this article, we are going to focus on creating a blog using your own domain name. Although it is possible for you to also use one of the many free blogging services that are out there, creating a blog with your own domain is inexpensive and gives you much more freedom in the long run.

I know what you're probably wondering, how do I create a blog using a domain name whenever I have never had a domain name in the past? Actually, it is quite simple. The two parts that you are going to need in order to start this are the domain name itself and some kind of hosting. Purchasing the domain name is a relatively simple thing. In fact, most hosting services will give you the opportunity to buy your domain name at the same time you are setting up the hosting. This makes the entire process seamless.

In choosing your hosting company, there is one thing that you want to make sure you look for. The control panels that run many of these hosting companies allow you to set up a blog quickly and automatically. My personal favorite is cPanel with the additional add-on, Fantastico. With just a few clicks of a button, you can have a WordPress blog set up and ready for you to add your content.

For those of you that have been wondering, how do I create a blog, I'm sure that you are probably surprised that it is as easy as this. The only other thing that you really need to know is how to upload additional templates and some of the scripts in order to enhance your blog and to make it work exactly as you would like. Fortunately, most hosting companies give you a way to seamlessly upload these files. Before you know it, your new blog will be ready and you can begin creating your content and showing it off to the world.


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