Hello Honest College Readers!
We’ve been getting a freshmen dining allowance sized amount of questions from our readers on how to start a blog lately!
A blog can be a PERFECT addition to a college resume or just a profitable hobby! Let me tell you, I’d give anything to go back to freshmen year and create a blog instead of attending all those frat parties and random 101 classes 🙂
So, a post dedicated to help you create a blog on your own too just made sense.
Without further ado, let me introduce you to our YouTube channel! We’ve been publishing video guides to WordPress setup and written blog walk thrus with screenshots for the past several years on our sister site, DearBlogger.org.
Make sure to check them out and start a blog sooner rather than later! (Because the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll get traffic, subscribers, can network, etc etc etc).
Why WordPress over Blogger or Tumbler? Good, good question. First off, be the ball. See the ball. Where does the ball want to go? Secondly, if you want to put all your posts, logos, ideas, drawings, videos and such somewhere, you don’t want to just throw them on some old myspace site. You want a professional home for your work which interviewers and other bloggers will R-E-S-P-C-T and that my friend is WordPress.org. For all the money you spend in college, WordPress costs basically as much as trip to the bagel store (not treating everyone). And paying a little for your own domain and hosting will make all the difference, including make you into a web designer if life every requires you to be one in the future. You can put up ads to make the money back relatively quickly and do all sorts of ads and promotions. You can’t even advertise on WordPress.com. So, there’s your answer!
Featured Video for You
Here’s how I would create a new blog every single time if I had to do it over again!
But wait, there’s more! (my earth science teacher Mr. Ertl used to say this)
There’s More (WordPress Tutorials)
Most recently, we saw how to Install WordPress at HostGator while getting a FREE domain name and up to 62% off with a HostGator coupon promo code. HostGator makes installing wp super easy and fun, so it’s definitely how I recommend anyone start a blog these days. Before that we learned how to make a WordPress website in 6 minutes, and before that how to make a WordPress site in an hour. Can’t forget our GoDaddy WordPress website updated video. So we got you covered for however long you can stand us! 🙂
Next, a graceful transition to our 6 minute website tutorial:
And lastly, how to make a WordPress website at Godaddy updated:
If you want to build a WordPress blog that someday becomes a successful blogging endeavor, setup a GoDaddy website to take it all the way and make an online store, these videos are your ideal place to start. Great for everyone from smallscale bloggers to medium-large business owners and everyone in between. Thanks so much for reading and being a member of our community!
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