Since starting a blog in 2010, I have learned so much.
When I first began, I knew absolutely nothing about blogging except just enough to go to Blogger and begin writing.
I literally Googled, “how to start a blog”, picked the first entry THIS IS WHY SEO IS IMPORTANT and followed the directions.
That was it.
But my blog was basic.
I mean that in the best possible way.
A blog, by definition, is:
1- a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.
Yes, blogs were meant to be a personal log, journal, entry.
Like an online diary.
So who cares what your blog looks like to others.
It most matters what it looks like to YOU.
If you love it, others will learn to love it as well.
A few years ago, I started a board on Pinterest dedicated to all things blogging.
I have said before that if my fellow bloggers went to this board and saw what exactly I was pinning, they would be shaking their heads.
There is a lot I still don’t know but that is honestly what I love most about blogging.
There is always something new to learn.
A new way to edit HTML, that is the language your blog’s alter ego speaks.
A new way to add a button to your blog, the pretty little blog jewelry on the side of the blog.
A new way to change up your header, that is the top part of the blog that has the name.
Here is my board if you want to head there now and learn something new.
Or learn something old.
It’s up to you.
I have found some really helpful tutorials for people like me.
People who in all honesty have no business running a public website yet here we are!
Tutorials that read at a second-grade level so as not to confuse us.
That is an insult to second graders everywhere because I am pretty sure they probably know more about adjusting the width on a blog than I do.
So I have gathered my most helpful blogging tips from amazing bloggers all over the web in one place.
Because I want to create a world where there are more bloggers than there are non-bloggers.
And these tutorials will help you create a supafly blog.
How to Get Started
Let me start by saying when I Googled “how to start a blog” four years ago, a lot fewer people were blogging back then.
Now when I Google it, a lot of HOW TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING WHICH DOMAIN YOU NEED TO BUY blah blah blah comes up.
*side note- I am currently using the WordPress platform but that doesn’t change my opinion of Blogger. It’s a great platform to start blogging on.
Here is my personal opinion: I like Blogger.
I hear all the doomsday bloggers out there letting out a collective sigh.
Because on Blogger, I don’t “own” my content.
Which is owned by Google.
Now, I don’t see Google going away any time soon and I have backed up my blog (tutorial will be included in this post) so I am not worried.
Wordpress is fine.
So is Tumblr.
But because I have written my blog with Blogger for the past four years, it is Blogger where my alliance lies.
Here is my five minute tutorial on starting a blog:
The first entry will be Google-Blogger.
Click on that.
If you already have a Google account, half the battle is mounted.
If not, you will need to create one.
The hardest part for me was coming up with a blog name.
In fact, before you even Google “how to create a blog”, figure out your blog name.
I originally wanted to call my blog Ducks in a Row.
But I Googled Ducks In A Row and found two blogs and four small businesses with that name.
That’s a heck of a lot of ducks.
So I gave it some thought and after a few days, I had this brainstorm.
A Grace Full Life.
My girls’ middle names are Grace.
Our life is very FULL.
I ran to the computer and Googled it.
Not a one.
I immediately named it and boom, my blog was live.
Now you will want to learn how to write a blog post, add pages (those tabs at the top up there that says things like About Me or Contact), go here to learn how to do all of those things and more.
So now you have a blog!
All you need to do is add the words.
But if you are looking to make your blog a little prettier on the eyes, follow these amazing tutorials below.
It should reflect who you are so that businesses will know what you represent.
How to Create a Header on Pic Monkey
If it can help me, it can help anyone.
How to Embed a Tweet in Your Blog Post
Because everyone was able to do it but no one was willing to share how.
But if it did?
Click above to get yours.
PIN THIS NOW.
It is a way for your blog to show up first in the search engine, well, searches.
And that is good for page views.
Now, if you are wanting to create a personal or family blog, you can skip this.
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