How To Start A Blog

Starting A Blog can be pretty daunting and hard. I know when I first started blogging, I was so confused on what website to pick, images and what I can and can’t do. I’ve been blogging twelve years this year and I’ve overcome a lot of things when it’s come to blogging. My How To Start A Blog Guide will be a number of different posts and I’m hoping it’ll help a lot!

Choose a Platform

Every platform has a lot of different pros and cons! Popular options include WordPress, Blogger, and Squarespace. WordPress is a free, open-source platform that offers a wide range of customization options, while Blogger and Squarespace are more user-friendly and geared towards beginners.

Register a Domain Name

You do get free domains with WordPress, Blogger and Squarespace. This is the web address for your blog, such as “”. You can register a domain name through a domain registrar such as GoDaddy.

A Hosting Service

*You can skip this step if you are going through Blogger, WordPress and Squarespace website itself*

A Hosting Service is where your blog’s files will be stored. There are many hosting providers to choose from, such as Bluehost, HostGator, or SiteGround.

Blog Design and Layout

Use the tools provided by your chosen platform to create a unique look for your blog. You can choose from pre-made templates or create your own custom design.

Blogging Facts

  1. According to the 2020 survey by BlogHer, the average age of a blogger is 38 years old.
  2. As of 2020, over 4.4 billion people were internet users and over 600 million websites were live on the internet.
  3. In 2020, the most popular platform was WordPress (60%)
  4. In 2020, the most popular topic for blogs is personal finance, followed by food and recipes, parenting, and DIY and home improvement.
  5. By 2021, the majority of bloggers are women(56%).
  6. In 2020, businesses and individuals spent over $6 billion on blog advertising.
  7. According to a survey by Hubspot, in 2020, companies that blogged received 67% more leads than those that didn’t.
  8. Many bloggers make money through affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, and advertising on their blogs.
  9. Blogging has become a popular way for individuals and companies to establish thought leadership and build a strong online presence.
  10. The rise of video blogging (vlogging) has led to a new form of content creation, with platforms like YouTube, TikTok and Instagram becoming popular among creators.

My next post of this series will be all about the sites you can use for blogging!

Love, Bee xx

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