This is our first post and introduction on get started with blogging. You may have heard lots of things about blogging. And would like to start your own blog too. But how to put the first gear in this journey. What are the building blocks require which will make blog tall, stable and standing with grace in competition of blogging world.
Blogging is beautiful art of drawing on the canvas of web pages. Reaches to several people what the author wants to convey. Modern world has all kind of blogs which writes on love-hate, technology-cooking, sports-politics, science-literature, stories-music, education-opinions bla bla bla.
Then what should I write on blog
This is a million dollar question. This is true, many people are inspired by successful bloggers. They may be inspired by their fame and earning potential. Or may be inspired for writing something informative to help others. Inspiration can come in any form and overall it is awesome.
Answer is very simple, write the blog on subject which you like, which is your passion.And which you can sail it across to blogging ocean. If you are able to write and keep the blog alive then you are a Sindbad else it will drown in that ocean some where.
Success mantra of any blog is quality of content with regular updates in blog. Later other stuff come into picture. Content is undisputed king, the more beautifully you write on this, more the search engine battle it will win.
What are the basic requirement to start blogging
To start blogging it requires these essential basic stuffs. You will know lot more from our blog on this subject. Here this is just a introduction.
- Domain Name
- Blog Site
- Writing skills
We will give some more summary on point number 1 and 2 from above that is Domain Name and Servers.
For item number 3 that is blog site, we will recommend for WordPress which is awesome CMS for blogging.
What is domain name and servers
This is a quick summary to understand about domain name and servers.We tried to write in such a manner so that more readers can understand, hope we are able to reach our readers.
Domain name is a name which identifies the organisation,location and other entity in internet world. For example blogmynotes.com , sharadchhetri.com, google.com, wordpress.org, irctc.co.in, google.co.uk . These .com, .in, .org, .co.uk are example of TLD (Top Level Domain).
If you are new with these technical name just understand as per blogging query, it is a name by which your blog/website will be recognized in internet sphere.
Servers are systems or platform where your website/blog code is hosted. The systems where your blog is running. In market, we have lots of services which take care the servers requirement.
Web hosting, cloud computing, Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated servers etc. are common term we generally use as per category.
In our upcoming posts we will describe more about domain name and servers with in depth information.This will not be only a few posts on domain name and servers, we will keep posting the new updates on blogging related subjects. Domain name and servers are essential component which every blogger should be aware of.
How to create blog site
In this section we will give some walk through on WordPress which is awesome CMS for blogging. CMS is abbreviation of Content Management System. It is free and Open source, written in PHP and preferably use MySQL as database. Currently more than 10 million websites are using WordPress.
WordPress CMS has lots of features, numerous themes and plugins.For help on WordPress other then their own forum and support, you will find lots of tutorial blogs, social media pages, vendors etc. in internet world.
Know about wordpress.com and wordpress.org
WordPress.org is an non profit project which work on free and open source CMS called wordpress. People can download the wordpress web software and after installation use it for blog,website or application. Anyone can use WordPress web software and it is free.
Registered user can create free blog on WordPress.com but their blog address will have wordpress.com as suffix (subdomain) like this SOME-BLOG-NAME.wordpress.com .
Paid users can host their domain name in wordpress.com plus they will also get help and support. WordPress.com is using wordpress CMS in their web blog hosting. WordPress.com is running on Nginx web server which make the website fast.
Do wordpress is only blogging software or platform
No, apart of wordpress we have lots of options. Blogging means when an author writes on some topic, situations, events, interest etc. in web pages. Blog contain informational published posts in reverse chronological order in other words recent posts displayed first. So for writing posts it can be any media in internet or WWW (World Wide Web).
In free and open source CMS options, we have b2evolution, joomla, drupal, ghostcms and lots more in list.
We have free static site generator also for blogging, these are jekyll,octopress(jekyll based),pelican,hugo,middleman,nikola,docpad etc.
This is the introductory first post in our blog. We are using self hosted wordpress, running on Apache web server(worker). Because we are technical and works on server, we decided to use cloud server and hence as of now hosted this blog in DigitalOcean.
In further posts we will start adding tutorials, reviews on wordpress theme/plugins,awesome blogging tips, our own experiences on wordpress and blogging journey.
Stay connected, happy blogging.