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Start Your Own Blog

Learn how to start your own blog, through this article, and make the best out of it. There are many advantages to having a blog. Let us know all about it.
Bloggers all over the world have several different reasons for being regular at it. Be it actors, writers, business people or even accountants, the blogosphere receives action from all kinds of people. I am a regular blogger as well, and I am glad to say that I am proud to belong to the blogging community. There are many people who would also like to be a part of the global movement of expression, but often, people have no idea how exactly to go about doing that. Actually, it is very easy, nonetheless, some direction never hurt, right! So, here it is, the direction. Follow the steps to start your own blog and make it every bit what you want it to be.

Steps for Starting Your Own Blog Site

Step 1 -
Starting with your own blog is not really rocket science. The first step is to get an internet connection. Ok, that was not as funny as I thought it would be. Though, you do need internet connection, the first step is to get onto a blogging site. There are many options that one can choose from. The most popular and user-friendly would be blogspot, blogger and wordpress. These websites are also search engine optimized, which helps your blog rank on search engines like the Google search engine and Bing. You need to register your self, once you're done with the registration and the settings, you will have your very own domain name. Depending on the purpose of the blog and your nature you can select a name for your blog.

Step 2 -
You can even set up your blog for money. Many people have asked me how to start your own blog and make money. It is as simple as it can get. Most popular blogging sites have addable gadgets. One of them is the Google AdSense. Google AdSense is a method to get relevant ads on the page. The blogger has to register himself on the Google AdSense website (for which you will get directions along the way). You will have to fill the requisite details. The payments are on a per click basis.

Step 3 -
Now that you have handled all the gadgets, you need to ensure that you select a template. Every blog site has different templates for the users to select from. One has the option to change the templates as per convenience. There are also a few other websites that provide free or premium blog templates and backgrounds. You can make a selection as per your choice.

Step 4 -
It is nice to make sure that your blog looks good, after all it is a part of you on virtual display. So, after selecting the template and backgrounds, you need to add content on the blog. You can add content as per your interest. It could be your thoughts, things that you observe around you, reviews, quotes etc. However, ensure that you do not copy content from any site. If done beyond a certain extent, copying content from other websites is considered illegal. Users can be prosecuted and their domains can be deleted for it.

Step 5 -
If you want to start a blog page to make money, you need to make sure that you market your blog. There are websites that you can register your blog at in order to increase the traffic to your blog. Another thing you can do to market your blog is to add the url of the blog in your email signature, and at social networking sites. Peruse through other blogs and make relevant comments on their posts. This will make that particular blogger visit your blog as well. These small steps help make your blog far more popular than otherwise.

Important Tip
If you really want loyal readers and consistent traffic to your blog, it is important to have content that readers will like to read. It could be something funny, or something informative. This will help you hone your writing skills. However, you can also add a lot of interesting photographs on your blog, to make a view worth seeing. Follow the blogging guidelines that the website provides you with and make sure you follow media ethics and discretion. If you are wondering what to do when you're bored, blogging can be a good option, right!

Hope this article helps you in starting your blog. My blogs are a very important part of my life. I have two, and both for different purposes (neither of them are for money making). Hope you find joy and a medium of expression like I have. This is where I sign off!! (if you haven't figured it out by now, it is my trademark end line)! Get blogging!!
By Rashida Khilawala
Published: 1/22/2010
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