Running a blog for the first time? How to start a blog ?

WP Bootstrap
2 min readMay 6, 2021

In this post, I will break down how you can start a blog in 2021 from scratch. This includes how to choose your niche, get your WordPress blog launched, and start growing your reader base by implementing some strategies I share below.

In 2021 you’ll want to start your blog the right way. However, you won’t need money or a website to get started. So if you don’t have any of those at the moment don’t be daunted! I’m assuming if you’re reading this then you already know why you want to start a blog but just haven’t got round to doing it. Maybe starting a blog in 2021 will help you write more, get readers or even become better at your current job. Either way, there are lots of options for free blogging that won’t break the bank and will make getting started as easy as pie!

  • Find your topic area
    -Make a list of potential blog names on a Google doc
    -Pick a blog name
    -Register the domain name for your blog
  • Choose a hosting company. Install WP from your CPanel. Almost all companies provide an automatic installer so this shouldn’t be a problem for you.
  • Go to WordPress and start building the site
  • Choose a theme
  • -WordPress is a free platform
    -It’s easy to use and customize
    -It is best for bloggers
    blog sites:
    I listed you some blogs themes you can check out for ideas on your new blog https://www.wowthemes.net/freebies/wordpress/

Learn how to SEO
-Optimize your website for niche keywords
-Use different strategies to drive targeted traffic

Build a website with unique content
-Speed up your site
-Get high quality links from well-ranked sites

Find longtail keywords that have low competition
-Set up your blog to attract links and traffic from the blogosphere (for free)
long-form articles

  • Make social media worth your time
    -Rethink the idea of quality not just quantity
    -Be authentic and provide value
  • Create images with Canva
    -Use Canva to create amazing images
    -Share images on social media
    -Use the images on your blog posts
  • Create an image that will make people take action
  • -Learn how to improve your instagram strategy
    -Read about image sizes and types
    -Create a great username and profile picture
  • -Find the right place to post your blog or article

Once you’ve got everything in place, you’ll be able to get your WordPress blog up and running. This, then is where you have to make a choice on what to do next…

Social media can be your biggest or your weakest start point.

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