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4 easy steps to begin blogging

IF you want to start blogging, stop reading, I’m being serious, stop reading, well maybe after this post as you won’t know how to set up a blog if you stop here. The following is how I set up my first blog, it has gotten more and more complicated as time and skill level has progressed, but the simple fact is that you can be blogging in a very short time.

Step 1 – First things first.

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Chose a domain. This is going to be the most difficult part, as most assuredly the one you really want is already taken, so be creative, use part of the name and part of something else, one of my favorite company names is OGIO, short simply and until they chose it for their domainname it hadn’t been used before, so branding could be developed to create the brand, since there wasn’t one before. The other option is to purchase a domain that is for sale or you if you find that the domain name youreally, really want isn’t for sale you can always use whois to find out who owns it and contact the with an offer to purchase it.

Step 2 – Register your Domain

this one is simple, use BlueHost. I used Bluehost to register my first domain and currently

they are hosting 45 domains for me all with one account, and heres the great part they charge $6.95 per month and you get:

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So i have 45 domain names registered and hosted with one account so i pay just 6.95 per month! It can’t get any simpler than that.

Step 3 – Setting up WordPress

Now that you have found a domain name, registered it with Bluehost and have a Bluehost hosting account you are now ready to set up your WordPress blogging database. Why WordPress you ask? WordPress is simple to navigate, simple to operate and there are tons of free Themes out there to give you your style, and if you really want to brand your self have Blogsavvy help you to design a custom theme. Now login in to your Bluehost cpanel and scroll down to the bottom of the Bluehost cpanel and look for a program similar to the logo below.Click on it and once inside of the program you will see a just how simple it is to install your WordPress blogging software. Below is exactly what you should see, simply click the button, new installation and in 3 simple step it will setup your blog for you! It can’t get any simpler.

Short description: WordPress is a blogging software with a focus on ease of use, elegance, performance, and standards with a huge selection of themes and plugins.
Homepage: http://wordpress.org/

WordPress support forum
(We are not associated with the support forum)

New Installation (2.5.1)
Disk space required: 5.63 MB
Disk space available: 1535718.5 MB

Now you will set up which domain you want to install the database on, select your domain, leave the install in directory space blank, now you will create your administrator User name and Password, this will be your login info into WordPress, then give the Admin a nickname, and enter an email address, this one is used only for the Administrator of the blog, then click Install WordPress,

Install WordPress (1/3)

Installation location

Install on domain
Install in directory
Leave empty to install in the root directory of the domain (access example: http://domain/).
Enter only the directory name to install in a directory (for http://domain/name/ enter name only). This directory SHOULD NOT exist, it will be automatically created!
Admin access data
Administrator-username (you need this to enter the protected admin area)
Password (you need this to enter the protected admin area)
Base configuration
Admin nickname
Admin e-mail (your email address)
Site name
Description

Install WordPress

The next screen will tell you where it is coing to install it and what the name of the database will be called. Simply click Finish Installation and your ready to begin blogging!

Install WordPress (2/3)

The MySQL database and MySQL user milliot1_wrdp6 will be created and used for this installation.

– You chose to install in the main directory of the domain gettomonkey.com.
– The access URL will be: http://gettomonkey.com/.

Click on Finish installation to continue.

Step 4 – Begin blogging

Now that your blog is set up go to http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin and you will see a screen similar to the one below:

Use you Administroator Username and Password and your done. Now take a look around and you will see that it is very user friendly and if you get brave write a post and send me a link to it in the comments and i’ll check it out.

Congratulations you are now blogging!

  1. quranreadingNo Gravatar said on December 30th, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Thanks.you have to give us way to learn and create blog.One thing is missing,how to make a blog famous so that more people visit it.

  2. www.quranreading.comNo Gravatar said on January 2nd, 2009 at 7:39 am

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