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Once you have your domain name set, you’ll also need to host your domain name, which is basically like renting space on the internet ever month so you can display your blog. Bluehost has really cheap monthly hosting rates and you’ll also get your domain name registration included for free if you decide to host with them! I used them as my host for about 2 years and I was a fan. I only switched to a more specialized host when my blog traffic became too much for their shared server to handle.
This tip applies not just to ideas for posts, but the posts themselves. Even if it’s July and you have an idea for a Thanksgiving post, start a draft. I have several drafts cooking on the stove at one time. In fact, I started a draft of this post a couple of weeks ago! I just work on it bit by bit, as I’m inspired…and even if I’m not. After all, as the famous Louis Brandeis saying goes, There is no such thing as good writing, only good re-writing.” And if I’m away from a computer when inspiration strikes, I grab a napkin a receipt, whatever is closest to me to write down the words before they fly away. Ideas are too precious to lose.
This is very useful information for me as a beginner blogger. I figured to try blogging as a project while working on my MBA program online this year. I haven’t finished publishing my blog site yet. Still checking out some tips and advice prior to publishing. A bit nervous but after reading other new bloggers helps build my confidence. Hopefully I get the nerves to publish by end of January. As you mentioned, I ended up using WordPress.
You have to create a strategy for how often you will want to write for your blog. You will also have to create a strategy for how often you will want to write content for the article directories. You should strive to write for the article directories everyday. This is an excellent way to get traffic to your blog and to start earning some adsense income right away.