HOW TO START A BLOG (Need help? Read here)
I wrote this in a way for beginners to understand
This will help you at the very beginning
I became interested in blogging when I started looking on Facebook for couponing tips. That’s when I started reading blogs. So I decided I would like to try it. So this is how I started my blog.
The first thing I did was find a place to start writing. I searched a few different ones and I decided on WordPress.com. There are others you might want to look into, Webs.com is one that’s pretty easy to use also. These sites are pre-made with templates and push-button publishing that don’t require much technical know-how. And that’s what I needed. My daughter helped me decide on WordPress. My kids were more computer-savvy than I was. (lol) So I signed up at WordPress.com
So once you decide on where to start writing, and sign up, you’ll have a gallery of ready-made templates (themes) to choose from. Then you can pick a color scheme and layout for your blog. Just start making a blog and the rest will come. It’s a good idea to read over other people’s and see how they do things.
Then add your blog name, interests, images, etc. There are sites where you can get other templates such as holidays, and so forth. I used The Cutest Blog on the Block to download some. They also have banners, buttons, and email newsletter templates. At first, I just used what I had on WordPress. It was easier that way.
I decided to start out just finding coupons, sales and good deals to share.
So when I found one, I went to “add new” under Posts, and just typed in what the coupon was for and added a link to it. And wrote about it a little bit. To add a link, you highlight the anchor text (such as $1.00 OFF) and the chain link up at the top will light up. Then you copy and paste the link in the box that pops up. Then when people read the post, they can click on the coupon.