How to Start a Writing Blog
11 Dec 2016
I am Julius Kessy 😉
(Way back 2014 winning some writing competitions & turn up the feelings)
Can I guess something? You like to write and you love reading writing blogs.
Can I guess one more thing? People keep telling you that you should start a blog, and you’ve thought about combining your love of writing and your love of blogs as a place to share your inspiration.
Don’t wait. Today is your day to start a writing blog!
Hold on for the next 15 minutes and follow the three steps below. You’ll be up and running with your own writing blog before you know it.
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THE THREE STEPS TO YOUR WRITING EMPIRE:
Installing WordPress Plus my Free BOOK
1) DOMAIN NAME
This part is fun!
What do you want your domain name to be?
Mine is juliuskessy.com. Brainstorm as many different ideas as possible. Once you’ve thought of some possible names, head to BlueHost (This link will open in a new tab that you may get back to this tutorial and follow the remaining steps) see if your domain name is available by entering it in the box that looks like this:
If you’re asked to pick your plan level I’d suggest the Basic Plan, which is paid in one year sum instead of monthly, but it’ll save you quite a bit of cash.
2. HOSTING ACCOUNT
You’ll also need to host your domain name. Hosting is like renting space on the web to display your blog. Bluehost has great rates and gives your domain name for free if you decide to host with them.
You know how I love a good deal!
Below is a screenshot of what I use for package information settings.
The Domain Whois Privacy shields your personal address and phone number from being displayed to the public. Other Add ons are just adding bill to your budget so simply ignore them. Those are features you can get for free by downloading plugins from WordPress.org
3) INSTALLING WORDPRESS
Once you’ve completed registration with Bluehost you’ll need to go through the process of installing WordPress.
WordPress is a blogging software. It’s the software that I use for juliuskessy.com. The best part is that it’s SUPER easy to use and it’s also super easy to install on your website. BINGO!
Login to Bluehost and find the Website Builders section. Click on the WordPress logo.
On the next page click the “Install” button in the “Do it yourself FREE” section.
Click the “Check Domain” button.
Check the terms and conditions box and then click the “Install Now” button.
Once you get the message that says “Your install is complete!” you’ll want to click on the “View Credentials” button and write down your Admin URL, Username, and Password. You can change these to something more memorable later, but you’ll need them for your first time logging in.
Type your Admin URL into your web browser. You’ll see a login screen like the one below. Enter your Username and Password you copied down from the previous step.
You’ve officially logged into your blog. Congrats!
4. MY FREE BOOK FOR YOU
Have you already set up your blog? Kindly send me your email via [email protected] I'll deliver you my free Book; BLOGGING GEEK-ULTIMATE GUIDE HOW TO MAKE BLOGGING YOUR CAREER & EARN COOL MONEY!
Founder and Editor in Chief at My Writers Bureau
Hi, I'm Julius, a writer by heart and a blogger by passion, a researcher by day and an avid reader by night, I eat and drink books everyday. I like writing well, and here at My Writers Bureau blog, I help others do so. Feel free to browse around and leave a comment. I'll be happy to reply to you. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
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