Blogging to be BOSS : Starting your first blog

Welcome to my first Blogging to be BOSS post!

Blogging for me has been such an amazing experience so far. I thought I would start writing a blogging column, so that you can start your own blog and learn tips along the way! First off, in no way am I saying I’m an expert, but I have learned a lot in the short time I have been blogging. Why not share the knowledge right!? Today I’ll be talking about the first steps you will take in starting your blog!

Choosing a Domain

This can be a daunting task. It is so so important to choose a domain name that reflects what you want your blog to represent. I would definitely go with a .com if it is available. People tend to associate browsing online with .com. Avoid numbers or hyphens in your domain name. You want to choose a domain that is easy to remember. I chose The Cult of She because my blog is targeted at women and I knew I wanted my blog to be focused on female empowerment and living your best life. If you’re unsure if the domain is taken or not just do a quick search here.

TBH I am a serial domain name buyer.

Whenever I have an AHA moment when it comes to businesses, I immediately purchase the domain name related to my business idea. I’ve even had a few domains bought from others which is always a bonus when my ADD mind bounces to another idea. Take out a notepad and jot down some ideas as far as domain names go. Also include how they would relate to what it is you’re blogging about.

Find a Host

Basically out a hosting service is what will make your blog accessible to the WWW(World Wide Web) part of your .com. If you are planning on using WordPress then I 100% recommend using Blue Host. Their plans are super affordable which was a big bonus for me starting out. I think some are even as low as 2.95/month, but you can find more in depth information here.

Install WordPress

Once you have chosen a host you can now log in to your C-Panel and click download WordPress after selecting which domain to download it for.

Those are the first steps in creating your blog! Next up I will be sharing my top themes for fashion and lifestyle blogs. Happy weekend everyone 🙂

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. November 12, 2016 / 4:21 am

    Love this idea for a series

    • Nicole Sadozai
      November 16, 2016 / 6:22 am

      Thank you!

  2. December 6, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    It’s always a pleasure to hear from someone with exeptrise.

  3. December 9, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    This is a fantastic blog! We have similar styles — I’m drafting a series as well about the process of starting a blog as well to help others and share the wealth. It’s just too damn fun!

    Just wanted to say you’re blog and Insta are ?!

    // cb ✌?️ thegreyedit.com

    • Nicole Sadozai
      December 10, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Yay! That’s so good to hear! I love your blog and style xoxo

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