Building a blog or a website is not rocket science but to maintain it can become a bit time consuming and something of a task. Writing quality content, approving comments and sometimes responding to visitors queries can become endless at times although to you it may seem like a simple task. So, how do I build my blog? As I have mentioned earlier building a blog is not rocket science but building a stable blog is a different task. First of all you need to decide what your blog is about? Who is it for? And what are you aim? Get these down on a piece of paper before you move on.
Now let’s look at three critical area that we need to build on as these will be the backbone of your blog, it is like building a house you need to start with the foundation and build on it. We will take these three areas and break them done and look at them one by one.
This is a very crucial piece of your blog that can either be successful or not , we all know that WordPress has establish itself as the most popular platform for bloggers without a doubt because of its ease of use and use friendly interface and design. The platform you choose should be a matter of personal choice however if you are unsure then go with the masses you won’t regret it or do your research and see which best suits your needs. I choose WordPress simple because it does what I want it to do but as I said before it is a matter of personal choice.
This too may not be important but to me it is why? Because I find it easier to modify i use the thesis framework which I am very comfortable with at the moment having tried genesis too, these are the two most notable frameworks for bloggers. This does not means you have to use a framework but if you are building a blog to take you to the future and beyond then it is a good idea to think this one through.
Web Hosting Company
When you are running a blog or any online business then these are the guys that you need without them you won’t have any online presence so you need to be very careful here. You need a web hosting company that you can trust and one that is reliable and one that give excellent technical support within the shortest possible time. I run my blog on hostgator and at the moment they have been excellent comparing to my previous web hosts. Make sure the webhost you choose supports the blogging platform you are using.
Three main areas to ponder when building your blog are Blogging platform, Theme Framework and your Web Host getting these three right at the start is crucial it will make your like easier in the long run so that is just how I build my blog. Feel free to share yours below any comments and or suggestions are welcome.