More and more people are getting into the world of blogging but for some, it can seem intimidating. ”Do I need to know HTML and CSS?” and ”Where do I host my site?” often become daunting questions that lead some to give up before they’ve even started.
It doesn’t have to be daunting though… SiteBlog has made it really easy to set up your new blog without having to worry about all the technical stuff.
So let’s get started…
Click on the “Get Started Now” button and fill in your details.
On this page, fill in a domain name for your new blog and the system will check whether the name you’ve chosen is available.
Choosing a good domain name
Make sure to follow these steps when choosing a domain name:
Already have a domain?
Just click on the “Already own a domain?” box and fill in your details.
Browse through the available templates and pick the one that’s closest to what you envision your blog to look like. You can edit and change templates as you need to.
Click “Preview” to see what the design looks like and click “Edit” on the template you like to start building your site.
To start adding blog posts, click on “Blog” on the left-hand side menu, then click on “Add New Post”
On the next screen you’ll see something like this:
Here you’ll be able to add the title to your blog, edit the cover image, and write your actual post. Be sure to click “Save Post” on the bottom right once you’re finished writing your post.
Another important aspect of running your own blog is the “look and feel” of the site.
First, make sure you’ve customized your blog by adding pictures, contact details and making sure you’ve added all the pages and content your site needs. Link to your social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter.
Clicking the “Add” button on the left menu bar opens up the menu to add different types of sections to your page.
From here you can add images, text, buttons, menus, videos, contact forms, and much more.
The left menu bar also features options for adding and organizing pages, adding and re-ordering sections on your pages, and overall site design options.
Don’t be afraid to experiment as you can always undo any action by clicking the undo button on the top of the page. You can view what your site will look like by clicking the “Preview” button at the top of the page.
Please remember to save your site often by clicking the “Save” button at the top of the page.
Once you’ve finished customizing your blog, be sure to click the “Save” button on the top of the page. Then click the “Publish” button to publish your blog to the internet.
Once you’ve done this, your brand new blog will be live for all to see.
Good luck and keep blogging.