I recommend WordPress (WP) or Blogger for the best places to get started in blogging. They both are easy to set up and use. WordPress keeps adding more advanced features and does have a pay feature for more upgrades.
I have been blogging for slightly over 1 year now. It started as a hobby and has grown from there. I share my blogging tips & experience at Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HowToWordPress101) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/c/yikitv2). Blogging is a great hobby and it can also be used as a way to start your identity on the World Wide Web. Blogging is much easier to start than a web page, and it is a lot easier to maintain then a web site. Here are my few tips if you are just beginning as a blogger.
Always Start With a Free Blog
I recommend WordPress or Blogger for the best places to get started in blogging. They both are easy to set up and use. WordPress keeps adding more advanced features and does have a pay feature for more upgrades. With each WordPress account you can have more than one blog, and Blogger does offer the same feature, too. For this article I am just going to focus on WordPress. The reason for this is because most of the blogging information I have found out there for free chooses to focus on Word Press, and as you grow in your blogging experience you will most likely end up with a WordPress blog.
Think of a GREAT Name for Your Blog
If you are starting with WordPress, you will want to register an account, but for each blog you want to have a creative name that you choose for you blog. For example if you were writing a blog about being a teacher you might want to see if you can get a name for your blog that has teacher style keywords for the title. Another example might be My Life In Room 5 for your main title. You can change the title of your blog at any time that you want so if next year you were moved to room 22, you can just edit your title, but to choose your URL it would be different.
PS: For corporate or business use purpose, I would suggest to register a domain name and buy a hosting account. It will not cost you much, as low as US$100 (MYR400/ SGD150) only.
Make a Commitment to Post Often
Most people start blogging because they have something to say! Some people start them for other reasons but having been a Blogger for several years now and a visitor to several blogs, I still feel the majority of blogs out there are started by people who enjoy writing and have something to say, even if it is just commenting on news articles or sharing their poetry. Some people enjoy ranting.
Have you visited other peoples blogs before? Go to any search engine and type in the name of something you are interested in like: “ewClub.com Backpacking Travel” and see what shows up. So you can find people with the same interests as yours. You can read what they have to say then go comment on their blog and write about it on your blog. You can ask people with similar interests to share on your blog, too.
Do Not Delete Your Blog
Maybe you have started your blog and you hate it. Well think once, twice, three times and more about whether or not you want to keep or delete your blog. Why do I suggest keeping your blog? The main reason I suggest this is because you are starting your presence on the internet. That might not mean much to you if you are new, but it might mean more in months or years to come. Your blog is real estate in the World Wide Web Land. Real Estate here can become valuable, too. You can become valuable as you grow your property (your blog). Blogging is a fun hobby, but you never know what the future is going to hold for you or where you hobby might lead you. Especially if you are building your blog over time, and you are following some of the steps I mentioned in #4 above. People on the internet and bloggers are usually a friendly group. We love to have comments on our blogs. We usually respond to them. It is a special present to us when someone takes the time to make a comment. We love suggestions and people sharing what they are doing, too. The only thing that most bloggers hate is SPAM! That is where people post only to sell something or lead people to websites that they might not want to go to. Don’t fear that though since Word Press has powerful filters now and you get to approve what people can say on their comments.
You will find that Blogging is a lot of fun! If you can send emails you can blog. It is very easy to start up a blog using WordPress or Blogger. If you have been thinking about starting a blog and have not done so yet, my advice is to get started. It is a great free hobby and you never know where it might lead you. Share your interests with the world. There are thousands of readers out there searching for information. Perhaps they will find you. I hope you will enjoy your blogging experience as much as I enjoy blogging and reading blogs, too.
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Joe Tiew is a passionate mobile app (Android) and web developer (WordPress), who also happen to own and run technology and travel blogs in few languages. He was a marketing manager in a web development firm for 7 years and used to work in IT industry for over 14 years.
He enjoys work that challenges him to learn something new and stretch in a different direction. He was student of UK's Internet Profit LLC, World Youtuber (Arigato Japan) and now a member of iPro Platinum.
Outside of the home-studio, he love travelling and meeting new people. He has documented his journey and people that he met along the way in his blog.
He live in Malaysia and on healthy vegetarian diet.