This is a step by step and easy to follow guide that will help you setup your own blog from the start. This guide is not to motivate someone to start blogging. It is best suited for someone who already made the decision to start a blog and need some step by step direction of the whole process.
Giving credit also pertains to your own photos. When uploading images, I recommend giving them a title (and alternate text) that matches your post title and mentions your blog name. For example, the image at the top of this post is titled 10 Tips for New Bloggers…From a New Blogger via The Thinking Closet.” That’s what will show up if someone pins my image directly from my site, and that’s much nicer than IMG_4567 or Typing Hands,” especially when you want to ensure proper credit.
I’m delighted to hear that you found this a helpful post…and from your comment, it seems like your English is in great shape! I had not heard of linky parties until I became a blogger; and you would be welcome to join in on the linky parties hosted by bloggers in the U.S. or Britain (those are the only ones I have seen) if you were interested…it’s a virtual party, and I know I personally love connecting with other bloggers around the world!
WordPress is an awesome and easy to use online-based blogging software. I blog through them, but I don’t host my site through them. You can host your blog for free through , but that means your URL will have” at the end of it instead of being a pretty stand-alone URL (unless you pay for your own domain through them). Fun fact: for the first month of life of fANNEtastic food, it was actually located over at The site is still up if you want to see my very early blog beginnings (and less than stellar photography skills)!
Filters, filters, filters. Whatever look you want, VSCO is the place to get it. Tons of free filters come with the app but if you’re looking for more you can buy additional packages for a few bucks. Similarly, you can buy filter packages on the VSCO website that can be used in Lightroom on your computer. These are more expensive (around $50 when they’re not running a promo), but worth it.