How to start a blog

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Trying to discover how to start a blog? Well, starting a blog is easier than you think. After much experimentation, we discovered the best way to set up our blog, TheMinimalists.com, which now has more than 4 million readers and has appeared in dozens of major media publications (New York Times, TIME magazine, TODAY program, and many others). These are the exact steps we take when we create our blog. If you follow this sequence, you will create a beautiful blog in less than an hour.

SUMMARY OF 7 STEPS:

STEP 1. TIME: Reserve a time to create your blog.

STEP 2. DOMAIN AND ACCOMMODATION: Register for accommodation and get a free domain with Bluehost:

DISCLOSURE: TheMinimalists.com is a Bluehost affiliate partner, which means that in addition to using its services, we also receive a commission for recommending new customers. However, to be fair, we would still use them even if we were not affiliated, we have used them for a long time. Ergo, we don't recommend Bluehost just because we are affiliates (all hosting companies offer a similar affiliate program); We recommend Bluehost because they are the best and most reliable option.

STEP 3. INSTALL WORDPRESS: While there are free blogging platforms such as Blogspot and Tumblr, almost all serious bloggers use a self-hosted WordPress site due to their creative freedom and flexibility. Don't let the word "install" intimidate you. Bluehost guides you through each step. Also, in this context, "install" only means "make a few clicks." So, really, you are just a few clicks from the WordPress installation. Screenshots

STEP 4. SELECT A THEME: A theme allows you to control the specific aspect of your blog without the need for coding experience or design knowledge. In other words, a good theme helps you design your blog exactly how you want it to look. If you are not a programmer (we certainly are not), then a theme makes design work a million times easier. We use BYLT for our theme (

STEP 5. INSTALL THE SUBJECT: Remember how easy it was to install WordPress? Well, installing your theme is even easier. Details in

STEP 6. INSTALL PLUGINS: Add-ons are third-party appendices that add additional functionality to your blog. It is better to keep the minimum amount of accessories and install only the best accessories. (Too many add-ons, as well as unreliable add-ons, can slow down your site). We use only a few add-ons in The Minimalists. Details in

STEP 7. MODIFY UNTIL YOU ARE HAPPY. You're done! You have learned how to start a blog. Congratulations! And this is where the fun begins. Now that you have your own blog, you can make it your own; You can turn your vision into reality. So play. Lots of suggestions and advice on

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