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Saturday, September 5, 2020

How To Start a Blog – Beginner’s Guide for 2020

So, you want to start a blog huh? Great idea!
But…how the heck do you get started? There’s so much info out there on the web, and everyone’s telling you to do different things. Who do you listen to? Where’s the starting point?



Damn it, maybe you should just forget it – it’s too confusing!

Well, hold up. I used to be a blogging newbie too. I had the same problems. I started my blog (sportsviber.blogspot.com) way back in 2018, and I knew less than nothing about blogging. In fact it was only the week before I’d learnt what a blog was.


Now I know a ton about them, and my blog’s doing pretty well – I receive more than 30,000 unique visitors per month which makes me consider myself someone you could listen to and learn from when it comes to building your own blog. I’m not some sort of Guru, but I certainly do know the basics.

I promise it’ll be simple, relatively easy, and definitely easy to understand (no stupid jargon). Sound good?

Awesome, let’s move on.

Why you should create a blog and join the blogging community

So below, I’m going to outline exactly what you need to do to get started and set up your own personal blog. Before we dive in though, I really want to talk about WHY you should build a blog.

Note: If you already have a solid idea of the whys, then skip this and go right ahead with the guide.

Blogging has quickly become one of the most popular ways of communicating and spreading information and news. There are literally millions of blogs online (don’t worry, you can make yours stand out and get noticed!).


It’s a great way to express yourself and also a fantastic way to share information with others.

You become a better person and a better writer.

The best reason? You can make money doing it!

I bet you already knew all of that, but it’s nice to be reminded.

One very last thing before we get started:

Creating your own blog can take a little while, probably up to 30 minutes. So grab yourself a coffee or juice (whatever you fancy) and let’s get stuck in. If you need any help during the set-up process, get in touch with me here and I’ll help as best I can and answer any questions you might have).


It’s nowhere near as difficult as setting up a website from scratch (there’s very little technical ability needed here). In fact, there’s no coding required by you. Good news, huh?

How to Start a Blog in 5 Steps:


There’s five main steps you need to do in order to start a blog. If you follow this guide exactly, you’ll have your own blog set up in 30 minutes or less.

  • Choose a great blog platform
  • Choose a web host for your blog
  • How to Set up a blog on your own domain
  • Design your new blog
  • Useful resources for blogging

So, we made it this far,Phew Better late than never! So, without further ado, let’s jump into

  • Step 1

Choosing a suitable blog platform.

There are two platform commonly known amongst bloggers.


Both are fantastic,but I recommend you use blogger if your a starter. Blogger is a free Google hosted blog,with custom domain(blogspot.com)

  • Step 2

Choose a web host for your blog.
Choosing a web is factor that can't be restrained from blogging.


Youre probably asking yourself what is web hosting?
Well,you're the reason am here* smiles;

Web hosting is the platform at which your blog is to be hosted on;for a blog to exist it must be hosted on a particular platform. If you're on blogger;then blogger is your web host, same as WordPress.

There are some basic hosting companies enlisted below with different rates.

How to set up a blog on your own domain.
Huh we just moved to step three woww. Think we're fast.

To some extent maybe you'll rather be asking yourself how do get my blog to portray the character such as dot com(.com) or any other custom domain;even when am using blogspot or WordPress.

Actually your web hosting or domain availability depends;if someone hasn't used your preferred.

Custom domains can be got from web hosting companies such as.


And so on;after purchasing the custom domain of your choice its left for you to link it to your blogger blog or WordPress blog via settings>basics>add custom domain.

  • Step 4

Design your blog

This factor is one of the hectic problems of bloggers who're just starting,your blog design should portray your niche sense.

As in;you should use a sports CSS or template for a sports niche blog and vice versa to other niche.

Such templates may be downloaded unzipped and applied to your blog.

To add a downloaded template to your blog
Go to>themes>Click on backup>add theme.
And then add your unzipped downloaded template then view blog. (This is for Blogspot users,if you're using WordPress you could choose and also upload your preferred theme)

Arrange your blog in such a way that it looks presentable to your viewers and is mobile friendly; hence it could make your articles difficult to understand and visitors could take you for a joke.
Be a blogger with intense aspiration.

  • Step 5

Useful Resources for your blog


Huh,hurray we made it to the last step;its tiring right? Yea,i felt it.

Here,post should be created that articulates the niche purpose, the resources you need for a successful blogging career are;

  • SEO
  • Original Content
  • And set up.

The SEO is most common but difficult factor in blogging community;for your blog to appear in Google's first page you need good SEO content articles.

Recommended..


Originality of the post matters,copy and paste from other sites proves you're just a follower of the scheme;don't be that person.  Create unique post with optimised keywords.

The setup;this entails the submission of your blog sitemap to Google search console;the webmasters precisely.

To enable your blog to be crawled and fabricated to appear on Google search.

Backlinks should also be created to enable more stability and views generation.


Wowww,I guess this where we have to stop the cab! We drove way too far.

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