Contrary to what you might be thinking right now, starting and managing your own blog is quite easy. You don’t need any development or design skills. Here is what we suggest as the easiest path to create a blog site:
Step 1:Choose which software you want to use to manage your blog
There are 3 popular FREE blogging tools we recommend: WordPress, TextPattern, and Nucleus. WordPress is the most popular blog tool,usually preferred for both being easy to work with and very powerful in terms of functionality. That is why if you don’t really have any preferences or expectations, we recommend you to go with WordPress.
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Step 2:Find a host that supports your chosen software
By all means, you will need hosting to go live with your blog. The key to finding the right host is to get one specialized in supporting the software you like. There are three questions you can ask the hosts you are checking in order to determine if they are good to host your software:
Do you install WordPress/Nucleus/TextPattern?
Most hosts will say yes to this one. In their control panels, most hosting providers have included Fantastico or Softaculous or another script auto-installer, which allows you to install more than 100 scripts ready to go, one of which would be the script you chose. Some good hosts will also offer professional installation by their support, which might be free or paid.
Step 3:Choose a theme for your blog
Your basic blog software installation always comes with a default theme, which means you have your design ready. If you don’t like it or you are looking for something unique, there are plenty of free (and of course paid) themes for your blog that you may choose from.