Start a Blog

So let me guess? You have always wanted to start your own blog, but haven’t because you are too busy; you complain it is too difficult.

Stop procrastinating. Start a blog right now!
Follow these three EASY steps and I am sure you will have your own blog start running for the next 15 minutes. Just 15 minutes!

Step 1. Choose Domain Name and Hosting
First you need to decide what you want domain name to be. It is important for it’s something you won’t be able to change easily. Brainstorm as many ideas as possibie. Once you have thought of some possibilities, head to bluehost to register a domain name.

Go to bluehost and click “get started now”. See if your domain name is available by entering it in the box like this.

bluehost01If the domain name is available, fill in your contact and payment information, then choose your hosting package.

bluehost02You have the choices of 12 months, 24 months or 36 months based on your preference. Go ahead and uncheck all of the boxes (Sitelock Domain Security, Site Backup Pro,  ect.).

After you make payment you will receive a confirmation in your email about your login information including your Qluehost Account and Password. Now you already have your domain and hosting service.

Step 2. Installing WordPress

Once you’ve completed registration with Bluehost you’ll need to go through the process of installing WordPress. WordPress is an easy to use blogging software. It’s the software that I use for chinawhisper.com. The best part is that it’s SUPER easy to use and it’s also super easy to install on your website. Here’s how!

Login to Bluehost and click the “Go to CPanel” logo and  then click the “WordPress” icon directly to the install WordPress.

bluehost03Click “Start”

bluehost04Then specify what domain you want WordPress to be installed on. Click “Advanced Options” and create your own blog Username and Password. Click “Install Now” if you get the warning“Overwrite Existing Files.”  (For first time installing, this warning info will not appear.)

bluehost05Once the installation is completed, you will get the Login URL, Username, and Password for your first time logging in.

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8. Click the Login URL and log into your WordPress blog with the Username and Password that you got from the previous step.logintoblogNow you already own your personal blog.

Step 3. Choose Your Theme
When you first set up your blog, you will notice that it looks very bland and boring. That is because you are just using the free default theme. You can search FREE themes in the back-end of your WordPress site. Log in and just navigate to: Appearance > Themes > Install Themes. From there you can browse and install WordPress’s free themes.

install theme

Have questions on how to create your own blog?   Leave your comment/question below and I’ll do my best to get you start blogging today!

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. I have used all of the products listed above and recommend them because they are helpful and are companies that I trust.

3 Responses

  1. Emily says:

    Hi. Thank you SO much for the instructions on setting up a blog. I recently followed all your steps and it was actually very easy to build an individual blog, Now I`ve owned my personal domain and my own blog. That`s fantastic!

  2. Aliali says:

    hi,
    which hosting company allow my blog to get into both CHINA firewall and “outside”? Thanks