What to Blog About
In order to create a blog, first, you need to decide what topic your blog will be about. If you want to be a successful blogger, choose a niche that you are really interested in and know enough information about it. Just write down topics you can write posts about and choose a one that best suits your knowledge. It can be your profession, hobbies and so on.
Choosing a Domain Name and Hosting
Once you selected a topic for you blog, it is time to choose and register a domain name. It is good to keep it as short as you can. A maximum length of a domain should be no more than 10 characters. For example, blogedify.com has 9 characters on it. Try to register a domain with your niche keyword on it. Such as, if your topic is cooking, the domain can be www.cookingxyz.com and so on. Hope, you got the point. Fortunately, the domain will be Free with your hosting purchase. Carry on and read the next paragraph.
Assuming, you are ready to get started, let's begin purchasing a domain and hosting for you blog. For this, we are going to use Siteground.com as a hosting provider.
If you have opened SiteGround site above, you will see the page like below:
As you can see, they offer three powerful WordPress hosting plans. For BlogEdify.com, I am using GrowBig plan, which is almost 60% off the original price at the moment. Depending on your budget, you can choose any of those packages.
If you have already decided, click on the “Order” button. Now, you can enter the desired domain name to register or choose the second option if you already have the domain. Luckily, Siteground gives you a free lifetime domain name with your hosting purchase. So, it is wise to get a new domain with them. Enter the domain name and click “Proceed” button.
In the next page, you will see “Congratulations” if the domain you have chosen is not registered yet. Here, you will have to fill in the required fields to complete your registration process. Firstly, complete the contact information form with real details. Such as your name, surname, country, zip code and phone number. Secondly, choose and put a password for your account. In order to stay secure, choose a strong password using this site. Then, enter your payment information. Under that, select a location and period for your hosting plan. Uncheck, domain privacy, premium support, basic backup service and hackalert monitoring to decrease the price of your purchase. Once you fnished all the fields, click on “Submit Order” button. Within minutes you will receive all the required information to your email address which you provided while registering.
As soon as you got the log in details, sign in to your account and head over to Step 2 ” WordPress Installation” below. Siteground offers one click WordPress installation via Cpanel.