How to Start a Blog: 5 Simple Steps

If you're wondering how to create new blog this article may help you. This may answer the question you have in mind. I manually created this procedure based on my experience in creating my blog. Before you start a blog, you need to collect information as to what your blog should gonna be look like, the contents and the layout. Your first objective in creating a blog is to attract readers so basically you should write something that is interested and unique. But to be honest I don't exactly know if I wrote something interested or unique. Lol! 

Anyway, before creating a blog you may consider which blog site you want to use, (i.e blogspot.com, wordpress.com and so on). If you are not a very techy person then I would suggest to use blogspot, the same as what I am using for my blog. Blogspot is very easy to use and user friendly though wordpress is amazing but I actually  having hard time navigating wordpress. I tried wordpress before I created my blog but I give up. Lol. If you will start a blog and decided to use blogspot then I can definitley help you if you have question.

Here's the thing that you need to consider in creating a blog:


  1.  Sign up with blogspot.com or wordpress.com or any blog site you wanna use.
  2.  Set up the layout for your new blog. You may use the given template in the blog site or buy a template somewhere.
  3. For my blog I bought the template in etsy.com. If you will use blogspot.com maybe I can give you the HTML code for the template haha "depende's sabot". Lol
  4. Add the necessary or usefull widget into your blog. 
  5. Make sure to arrange the buttons/links so that your readers can easily navigate your site.
  6. You can also link your blog to your social media account (i.e instagram, facebook, LinkedIn and etc). 
  7. Set up your custom domain. You can buy a custom domain to any site where you want but I would highly suggest to buy your custom domain in GoDaddy.com for better compatibility.
  8. You can also convert you passion in writing into earnings. All you need to do is to sign up with Adsense.

Earn using your site:





STEP 1: Before You Start a Blog (Q&A)

How Much TIME Does Blogging Take?

I think it may if your're not familiar with the blog site you use. But when you already know the techniques then it will be simple as you go. 

How Much Does Blogging COST?

You might be wondering, “Will it cost heaps of money to start my blog?”

The short answer is “No.” You can even create a blog free if you want to. BUT there are a couple of things you should pay for.

In my blog, I paid a some peso for the template and for the domain. But note, the contract of your domain will matter. I just paid that amount for my domain because its just good for one year.  

Bottom line: If you want to start a serious blog, you’ll need to spend a few dollars to get a domain name and web hosting.

Can I Use Blogging To Make Money?

Short answer is Yes. As mentioned previously, you can sign up for Adsense so that you can earn something while blogging.


But you can set up a blog for fun or as a hobby, too. That’s completely fine and many people are already doing it. Some people just want to share their opinion/knowledge. Some are doing it for fun just like me.


All that said, no matter what your goals are, you should follow these same steps to get your blog started today.

STEP 2: Choose Your Blogging Platform


When starting your blog, there are several platforms to choose from (tumblr, blogger, wordpress etc..).


However, one that really stands out from the pack is WordPress.


It’s FREE, very user friendly, and perfect for people who’ve never built a blog before.


Why People Use & Recommend WordPress?



  • It’s FREE (you only need a web host & domain name)
  • There are heaps of free free template.
  • They have super helpful support forum


STEP 3: Choose a Domain Name (www.YourBlog.com)



Before you go any further, you need to choose a domain name.

Your domain name is important because:

  • It’s your “first impression” to website visitors.
  • It affects your rankings in search engines.
  • It defines your brand.


STEP 4: Customize Your Blog and Choose a Theme


Once you’re inside WordPress or blogger dashboard, you can start customizing your blog. We’ll go through everything you need to do to get your blog ready and your first post published today. You should get familiar with the look and items of the WordPress admin menu. 



Choose a FREE Theme for Your Blog


I think choosing your new WordPress/blogger blog design is the most fun step.



The good news:

  • You can do it all on your own.
  • You can get a FREE WordPress/blogger theme that makes your blog look great.
  • You can change it later (just don’t change it so often that your readers can’t keep up).


The bad news:


You can spend a LONG time looking for the perfect theme.

A WordPress/blogger theme is responsible for how your blog looks, so it’s an important decision.

STEP 5: Learn to Add Posts and Pages


Okay, now you should be all set up with WordPress. So, now for the fun part – it’s time to create your first blog post! I’ll take you through each step of this process to make it easy for you.




Publish Your Post (or Page)

When you’re done working with your post, click the “Publish” button and then the “View post” link that’s going to appear at the top of the page (you’ll see your post live on the site).


Congratulations! You just published your first blog post. Before you share it with others (which is the next step), let’s add a simple tracking system to your site, so you’ll see exactly how many people you’ve reached.


Note: If you will sign up with Adsense, make sure to have sufficient content so that they will approve your application.


Tip: Keep your blog updated. Keep posting interested article.