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Start your blog today!!!

February 22nd, 2012

Have you been thinking about starting your own blog but just don’t know where to start?  Its really easy actually, just take a topic that you are passionate about, for me it is software development, and just start writing!!  I try to write 1-2 articles a week myself, just to keep articles on my site and keep the content fresh as well.  Here are the steps you need to get going with a blog in an hour or less (really).

1) Purchase a domain.
You don’t HAVE to purchase a domain, but if you don’t you will probably regret it down the road and if you want to use the blog to make revenue or for professional reasons its the way to go.  You can purchase domains from godaddy.com for $8 a year, so really cheap.

2) Get some webhosting.
You are going to need a place to “host” or house your blog, I recommend DreamHost.com, they have very affordable  plans and you can be up and running with your own WordPress blog in minutes.

That is pretty much it, the rest is up to you as to what you want your blog to look like and the content you will have on there.  I think a blog serves many purposes, the biggest benefits for myself is that I can learn more by having to do research into the articles that I write and I think it adds more respect in others eyes in the community that I work in.

I can’t say you will make a pile of money off your blog, I haven’t made a dime off this venture and I don’t plan on it either, but if I became an well-sought expert in my field as a result of this blog, it can always lead to other opportunities like contract work, better paying jobs, or maybe even a novel someday, you just never know.  So if you have thought about starting a blog, don’t wait any longer, I await the chance to learn more from you!!