March 02, 2012

How to Create a Website?

Michi Photostory just celebrated its first year anniversary last February and within that year some people asked me how to create a website even my family asked me this question. I admit I’m not an expert when it comes to this topic; the truth is I did not know anything when I started this blog. But with the help of some research, I was able to create my own blog.

How to Create a Website?

Choose Your Platform 

So if you want to have your own website, you can do it on your own. There are several free blogging providers that you can choose from;

A. Blogger
B. Tumbler
C. Wordpress
D. Livejournal

I first signed up with Wordpress but I find it too complicated for me so I switch to Blogger. Blogger is more user-friendly so I stick to this provider. But I'm still contemplating if I should try Wordpress because I have more options and opportunities to improve my site.

Choose Your Blog Name 

Once you choose your blogging provider, all you have to do is sign up and think about your website name. Sometimes this is the difficult part because most of the time, the name is already taken. Some website owners, use their personal names for their domain.

Another idea in choosing a name is, you have to consider your blog niche, are you creating a personal, lifestyle, travel or food blogs?. Make sure that your name will blend your niche.

Design Your Website 

Then choose your theme and arrange your layout. If you are just starting out, you can choose from free themes or if you want you can purchase a theme design or hire a website designer to do the work for you. Don't worry you can have a nice blogger theme for as low as $15.

You can check the $15 Blogger Templates here.
If you want a Wordpress theme, check it here.

Start Posting 

Everything is so easy and you don’t need to be an expert to start blogging. The exciting part is creating your first post. If you want to be organized, have a blog planner. This will help you in organizing your blog post, social media and tracking your blog opportunities.

Good luck and happy blogging!

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  1. Sis, ive been wanting to ask you this..How did you get your own domain? And how much was it for? :)

    1. email mo ko sis, just check my contact page. =)