Going to start a new blog, great! But if you want a really cool & attractive blog you should first consider a few things that are indispensable for newbie stepping into blogging. This article will introduce you to essential aspects of blogging before you actually start & help you to have one with a professionally-crafted design & content.
Identify the Central theme/idea for your blog
Deciding the central category/idea/theme for blogging: It should be clear what is the basic theme of your blog that all your blog content would reflect. Write some of the articles early before you have the blog. It will help you easily post them quickly on your blog.
Choosing the blogging platform
Deciding the platform for blogging & signing up: Choosing the platform for blogging is easy depending upon the services provided & eminancy of the platform. Sign up & start blogging.
Most popular blogging platforms are:
If you are new to blogging & want to put first steps towards blogging for fun, you should go for Blogger platform which is best & easy to start with. Blogger provides you with all the elements which can be easily used to write your posts & publish them to the world, even when you don’t have any idea of web html & web programming. Just go & sign up in the blogger account & start on writing . Blogger also provide major facilities to work on the templates not only by editing the Html but also to add extra codes thorugh adding the gadgets code in the layout.
WordPress.com too offers similar type of services to bloggers but in a completly different way. This platform is easy to work on & allows users a limited control over their blogs in terms of choosing themes & plugins.
But if you own a domain & have hosting space, then WordPress.org is the excellent & most widely platform used by bloggers. WordPress.org platform extends capabilities of the blogging & provides many support services like themes & plugins uploading. It has taken blogging to the next level.
Blogging Services are very large in number & are greatly influnced by the popularity & taste of the bloggers. The number of bloggers using a blogging service also vary accourding to the region & countries.
Choosing the right theme/template for your blog
Deciding the fully working & attractive template/theme which suits your blog central idea: A 3 column template will be the best choice & can be downloaded free. Many websites are itself dedicated for providing free blogger templates & wordpress templates.
Writing the first blog article & publishing it
Writing the blog content is one of the most important stage which you need to take seriously. I had already explained it here