Things You Need to Start a Blog
Now that you know what a blog is, the second question that you are probably thinking is “How do I start a blog? What are the things I need?”
You can blog for free, or you can buy your own domain and pay a hosting company to store your blog files. The latter is usually called self-hosted blogging although strictly speaking, most self hosted blogs are hosted by commercial companies. For now, we will discuss free blogging which is very ideal for starters. Hosted blogging are for more experienced bloggers.
To start a free blog you only need to be connected to the internet. There are many free blog hosts on the internet. Some popular free blog hosts are WordPress (there are also hosted WordPress blogs), Blogger, and Tumblr. For our first tutorial series, we will use WordPress. Continue reading