Starting a WordPress Blog – The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging

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  1. Mine is just a question, so can you change your blog from a free one to one that is charged?

    • I’m wondering the same thing…

    • Hi, Velony and Fred. Yes, you can migrate you free (WordPress.com or Blogger.com) blog to self-hosted WordPress.org CMS with Import tool that is available inside the WordPress Dashboard.

  2. Blogging may be fun for lots of people as it helps them to share their beliefs and thinking with others. Many blogging platforms are available these days that can help people find the right services easily. Selecting just any blogging platform will not do any good for aspiring bloggers who are looking to continue blogging for a long time. Different blogging platforms have different features that will be of great help for aspiring writers. Proper content management systems, security, customizing ability and control over the posts are important aspects that help people in successful blogging.

  3. Am just asking.am actually aspiring to start a blog and though the premium hosting is actually good and I like it,but am young and don’t really have enough resources to start up a premium blog.will starting a free hosting be a bad idea?.when the time comes for me would it be much of an impossible or difficult thing to switch from free to premium hosting?.

    • No its not a big issue to switch free hosting to premium hosting… don’t worry..!

    • Hi Mercy, I would recommend starting with free platform WordPress.com if you are not ready to pay for web hosting. Once you ready you can easily transfer if to self-hosted setup with your own domain name and web hosting account.

  4. What if your not sure what to write? For example, my own life is pretty dull, but I like to find new stuff. It’s nothing ever major, such as a nice new watch face for my Gear S2, or maybe a Gundam Model my brother put together for me. The most that ever comes to mind for a blog would be just a mass jumble of things, as I take lots of interest in many different things ranging from flying drones (Looking to get one) to playing Magic the Gathering, to playing video games and reading books.

    To me, that feels like something nobody would care to read. But maybe I’m wrong. Any advice before I make this decision?

  5. Starting A Blog Is As Easy As ABC. Thank You Very Much For Making Me Understand What Blog Is All About. My Question Is, How Do I Make Money From My Blog?

    • Hi Rajaur,

      It’s as important as for any other website on the web.

  6. Ok, in a blog can I put up mp3 files, pdf files, videos and images?

    • Hi Kev, yes you can. But you would have to check with your web hosting provider if you have any limitations with the available disk space. Most hosts offer unlimited disk space.

  7. I’m wondering the same thing…

  8. thanks for the post its great

  9. Hello,
    I have started blogging myself. I am trying to find out the basic problems that my blog is having and looking for solutions. Also, I’m searching for some basic things like themes and other stuff.
    I have read your whole article, I am looking forward to getting a positive result after performing this myself.
    Can you suggest me any basic idea that I might need in the future as a new blogger?
    Thank you

    • Hi Jamie,

      You would need to figure out few things:

      – What content to write
      – How to promote your blog
      – How to make money (if that’s in your agenda)

  10. Hey Kenneth,

    Thank you for sharing this awesome guide on how to start a blog. Keep posting and more power!

    • Hi Kevin,

      Art here, I took over BlogBasics from Kenneth.

      Thanks

  11. Hi,

    Does blogging help generate income or no? Do I need to sell services in order to start earning? How do I make money by blogging without selling anything?

    Thank you!

  12. Im thinking about a blog. I started as a rep for Darceys. Its like yankee candles. Except made from soya wax which is a much cleaner burn. It has no carcinogenic content that you breathe in like paraffin candles do. I could write all about how they’re made here in Scotland . Starting with 1 woman in a kitchen not 30 miles from myself. So i can write loada about that. But people dont want that everyday?? Help!!

    • Hi Lisa,

      It’s a good niche to go after. You don’t need people to want it every day you want people who are looking for information about this type of candles. For example:

      – Why are these candles better than the standard once.
      – Where can you buy them
      – Maybe, even, how to make it yourself

      People will find your content through Google and here you have people who want to read it.

      Hope that helps.

  13. Nice one on how to blog but how can i make money from blogging?

  14. I have the same question as Rosseland, How are we gona make mone using a blog???

    • Hi Wasel, please see my reply to Rosseland’s comment.

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