The Poet’s friends will sometimes ask how easy it is to set up a website. What follows is a long conversation with friends about what website they have in mind and a whole slew of questions related to commitment, monetization, recommended hosts, WordPress.com vs. WordPress.net, and more.
Recent reports indicate that there are over 1 billion websites on the Internet. Wow! Is there room for one more? You betcha.
Starting a website has never been easier. Sure, there are lots of things to consider. You’re probably going to want your website mobile responsive. With more and more people accessing the Internet from smartphones and tablets, you’re going to want a site that looks great in all formats.
Other questions include where do I host my website? Should it be a WordPress site? What theme should I select? What are my objectives for the site? Do I want to monetize my site? How much content do I need?
Create your own blog the easy way
The Poet followed the program set up at Sports Feel Good Stories under “How to Start a Sports Blog.” Even though it’s sports-focused, the advice goes for any type of site including fashion, cooking, fansite, etc.
When you’re first starting out, some of the most critical decisions need to be made including what you choose for your URL. Many of the great names are gone. Also, at the earliest stage, you have to make your most important decision regarding who will host the site. While there are lots to consider, a guide like “How to Start a Sports Blog” can be a tremendous help.
How We Started This Website
When The Poet started this site, he did a lot of research on the best content management system, the easiest to learn, the best host, the best practices, and more. A few hours of study in advance might save you hours of headaches.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet
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