I have created so many blogs using WordPress as my blogging platform and with my experience in blogging, I will be talking on how a newbie can easily create a successful blog on his/her own from scratch. Notwithstanding, I have talked enormously on this particular subject a lot of times, but today, I will only be giving you straighup, easy step by step to create a successful blog like a pro. In blogging, we need to work smart, not work the hard way. So therefore, we need to have a plan before even getting started. To build a successful WordPress blog, you need a good plan and this plan must be followed to get the desired result.
Talking of plan, I will be sharing with you 26 steps you need to follow to create a successful, professional-looking blog without a second hand. Here are the 26 needed blogging steps:
Step #1: Buy a domain name (You can get one at www.Web4Africa.net)
Step #2: Buy webhost (You can get one at www.Web4Africa.net)
Step #5: Search for WordPress themes and install one through your WordPress Dashboard (go through www.YourDomainName.com/wp-admin)
Step #6: Install needed plugin and set them up
Step #7: Delete “Hello World!” post together with the comment
Step #8: Remove the default Blogroll link in the sidebar
Step #9: Configure General Settings
Step #10: Configure Writing Settings
Step #11: Configure Reading Settings
Step #12: Configure Discussion Settings
Step #13: Configure Permalinks Settings (to be SEO friendly)
Step #14: Configure Privacy Settings
Step #15: Create About Me page
Step #16: Create Contact Us page (You can use Contact Form 7 plugin)
Step #17: Write and post your first post
Step #18: Signup to feedburner (www.google.com/feedburner), get a subscription form and insert into your blog sidebar
Step #19: Create a Facebook Fan Page for the blog
Step #20: Create a Twitter account for the blog
Step #21: Register the blog at NeworkedBlogs for automatic update to the 2 above social site
Step #22: Begin customization of your blog outlook
Step #23: Create a logo for your blog and insert it into the blog header
Step #24: Create and integrate a favicon for your blog
Step #25: Submit the blog in Google Webmaster
Step #26: Do basic backlinking to your new blog
With the above 26 steps to creating a successful blog, I believe you can follow the steps accordingly and create your own professional-looking blog within minutes. Note that I share this from my blogging experience and I hope it work for you as well. Got any questions or comments, you can use the comment form below. Find this useful, why not share it with your friends?
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