How to Become a Popular and Successful Blogger: Part 1
There are many free blog platforms. The two most popular of them are: WordPress and Blogger. I personally use and recommend WordPress. You can always change your blog domain name later from mydomain.wordpress.com to mydomain.com. By doing so, you will keep the functionality of your free platform and you will get some new extras. But what’s the rush? I totally recommend free platforms for beginners! After a short and easy registration, you will get a free domain name, enough hosting space, an user friendly dashboard, a detailed stats overview, a free reader and many more. Actually, you will get everything you need to start blogging. I use free platforms since 2006 and I’ve never felt the need to buy hosting and/or domain names, in order to achieve my goals, or the goals of my clients.
Starting a new blog is easy and fun. Just visit wordpress.com, click on the “Get Started” button and follow the instructions. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Click on the confirmation link and you can start blogging immediately! Choosing the best domain name is a more difficult task, though. It should be short. It should be easy to remember. It should be expressive. And it should tell everything about you! Try brainstorming all the possible ideas. Check if any of them (or a combination among them) is available. Try different abbreviations. Don’t settle, until you find the best domain name for your blog! It will stay there for long. It may even outlive you…
Specialize in one specific area. If you want to blog about three different topics, for example: painting, cooking and business, you should create three blogs, instead of one. Starting is easy, but by creating your own blog, you are joining a vast “society” of millions and millions of other bloggers. Worldwide. Finding your identity among them and attracting the right audience will not be easy, if you cover many topics at once. Popular and successful bloggers DO specialize! Choose your best area of interest. Define your passion. Select the perfect domain name for your blog. Then press the “Getting Started” button and go! It is that simple.
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