So what is Blog and how to start blogging? We find these questions in various discussion forums, social media sites and messaging services. I have mostly faced these questions on our social media profiles by my friends and followers. Therefore, this post is specially to the beginners who want to know about blogging and how to set up free blogs. You may setup blogs as many as you want without any cost, and your friend can visit and read your blogs from any part of the world, where the internet exists. Before start a blog, you have to decide for which purpose you want to start a blog. You can start blogging to write anything, such as your poetry, news on your favorite games, computer tips (If you are a computer’s geek), tips and tricks in which you are expert for, and whatever interest you wish to write for. Before do anything or set up free blog, we would suggest you to read the following definitions,
What is Blog? What is Blogging? Who are Bloggers?
“Blog” is a website whose article posted in a chronological order from the very recent post to the older post from the top of the home page.
Maintain a blog by writing articles to the existing blog is called “Blogging”.
All the articles or entries of the existing blog are called “blog posts”.
A person who posted these posts is called a “Blogger”.
A blog comprises text, hyperlinks, images, image links, and links to other WebPages, audio, video and other files. Mainly blogs focus on a particular area of interest, as Hindi poetry, Computer geeks, Bollywood movies, SEO, Cricket. Blogs allowing visitors to leave comment, even they can be a part of conversation with you via the comment option. According to Wikipedia, Bloggers do not only create post to their blogs but also build social relations with their readers and other bloggers.
At this time, blogs are more powerful than websites because blogs are more often updated with new fresh contents. Search engines like fresh content so search engines would prefer to show blogs on the top of search pages than websites. Blogging start recently and currently, there were 156 million blogs exist as of 16 February, 2011. On 20 February, 2014, there were around 172 million Tumblr and 78.5 million blogs in existence worldwide. Keep in mind, the stats doesn’t include Blogger blogs statistics as Blogger doesn’t offer public statistics which is most popular blogging platform in the world.
You may create your personal blogs too, and you can also set the privacy on your blog posts that who can see it. You can set it to the public or to individual persons. Do you want to start blogging (.oOkheyee!, it’s free)? Do you want to become the next blogger? If yes, then we have divided bloggers into two categories.
- Part Time Bloggers
- Full Time Bloggers (Set Up Professional WordPress Blog)
No matter, you want to become a part time or full time blogger, but you need a blogging platform for writing your posts and adding images, links, video, audio and other files, which handled by your CMS (Content Management System). There are many free blogging platforms, such as Blogger.com, Tumblr.com and WordPress.com, which provides you the entire feature listed above without any cost. For starting a blog, you need a domain name or a sub domain name, provided by free blogging platform, and a hosting package to host all the files and folders of your blogs. If you use any free blogging platform like Blogger.com, then you will get a free sub domain name and hosting. So here is how to setup free blogs.
Set Up Free Blogs For Part Time Bloggers | Part Time Blogging
If you are a beginner in the world of blogging and want to write about the stuff, you like the most which would be shareable. As a part time blogging, I will suggest you to start blogging with a free blogging platform with Blogger.com. Blogger is most users friendly, in seconds, you can change templates, sidebars, width of sidebars, change the fonts and many more with the drag and drop layout. You don’t need to have any knowledge about coding. Blogger itself a hosting provider for you and will create a sub domain as yourname.blogspot.com, just you need a Gmail account for starting a blog with Blogger. So here is how to setup free blog with Blogger.
Create Free Blogs With Blogger
- If you have a Gmail account then proceed to further, otherwise create a new Gmail account. Now go to Blogger.com, and sign in with your existing Gmail account. You’ll see New Blog option, anywhere after sign into Blogger. Click on it.
- When you clicked, a window will prompt up like the below preview,
write your blog Title, blog URL and select template. Finally click on Create blog!.
- Now click on your Blog Title name to check all the options provided by Blogger. You have more options here for creating new post, static pages as about me, stats, setting, layouts, templates and Earnings.
- For writing your first post, click on New post at the top of the left sidebar.
write your title, content, tags (labels) as we have mentioned above via simple steps as numbers, and finally click on Publish. Now look at new post and you can share this post URL with your friends via social networks, such as Facebook, Google Plus.
You have successfully set up free blog with Blogger. Now, you can write anything to your blog and you can share it with your friends. Your first aim should be creating quality content in which you are passionate about and the second aim should be getting quality traffic to your blog. A blog is said to be a successful blog when the blog getting decent traffic. The better source to get the traffic for any website are search engines. Search engines love the fresh content so if you want to get more traffic from search engines you have to update your blog or write blog post at-least four to five times in a week. Once you start getting decent traffic to your blog, you can even earn money from blogging. The most popular method to start money from blogs is displaying ads into your content. There are many ad networks exist on the web that you can join to monetize your content. One of the best ad network is Google Adsense.
I also started our blogging career as a part time with Blogger.com, and purchased a custom domain name worth $10 (500 INR)(not A big investment) and earn our first $1000+ (50,000+ INR) within the next two months after six months establishment, I know this is not a big money but “POI” profit over investment, i.e., 10,000% is so high.
Now I have decided to take blogging seriously and wanted to become a full time blogger that causes to launch the blog Easible.org, which is a self hosted WordPress blog. Do you want to know more about WordPress to start a professional blog? Do you want to start blogging full time?