Blogging is all about writing content and building a community of readers which will bring more traffic to your web site, hone your writing skills, and so much more.
Starting a blog is a great way to create a web presence. Blogging is a great way to communicate, build credibility and expertise, bring more traffic to your web site, hone your writing skills, and so much more. Following is a step by step process for setting up a Word press blog.
Firstly, go to wordpress.com and create a free account. You will be asked to choose a name for your blog. It will look like this: yourname.wordpress.com.
Next, log in to your account at wordpress.com. At the dashboard and you can start to create your first post. Click on the New Post button in the grey bar that runs across the top or click on Add New under the Posts category on the left hand bar.
After you have finish writing your article you will want to do a few other things before you post. First, you will want to add tags for your post. A tag is just a way to organize and search for content on your site as your content grows. You can create whatever tags you want for each post.
After you add tags, you will also want to add a category. A category is more formal than a tag. Choose category title carefully with a mind for the future. After you add tags and categories, you can go ahead and publish your post. Then click on Publish and you will be able to see your article officially posted on your blog.
To change your blog’s design, go back to your WordPress dashboard. When you are back in the dashboard, click on Appearance in the left hand column. Then click on Themes. Look through the theme thumbnails and pick one that you like then click on Activate this Theme at the top right corner of that preview.
Lastly, to add a new widget, choose a sidebar. Then click add next the widget that you want. Try adding a Text widget. Once you add it, you need to edit it to say what you want it to say. To do this, go back over to the Current Widget list. Since you added it, it should appear there. Click edit on the blue bar that says Text. Enter your text into the text box and click done. The text widget will appear in the sidebar.
You can get further customizations for your WordPress blog by visiting WordPress.org.
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