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Starting a WordPress Blog

Starting a blog is one of the best things you can do starting out. Blogs help keep you accountable, share your passions on a large scale, and help others find you much easier. It will take a lot of work to get it set up and learn the mechanics but it won’t even seem like work if you’re in love with your passion.

There are many guides out there but this is my take on it. So let’s start, you can either set up a free blog at WordPress, Tumblr, or Blogger. WordPress is recommended since this is a popular platform with high customization and scalability making it an attractive option. Tumblr is oriented more for personal use and sharing media, equating to more for artists/musicians/hobbyists. I’ve seen Blogger being used in the past but it’s not as popular. As with free resources, there will be limited options like themes, plugins and options with wordpress but that should not affect you too much if you’re just starting out.

Or you can set up a paid one that hosts your wordpress blog with hosts like Bluehost or Hostgator. The difference is between free and paid is the domain name. So instead of www.thetraveltrigger.wordpress.com, you would be able to eliminate the wordpress affiliation if you pay. However, you can also do domain masking, which is what I have done with thetraveltrigger.com. More on this later. It also provides you with an option of getting a hosted email like tim@thetraveltrigger.com, which portrays professionalism.


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I also finished Bizz.co‘s first class, Build a Beautiful Website In Under 60 Minutes.

I felt more and more competent as I was learning about the ease about creating professional website in this modern period. Far removed from the html coding and adjusting that I had done about 6 years ago for my alma mater organization website. If you’re curious, it’s Virginia Commonwealth University and I was a part of the pre-pharmacy student organization. Be prepared to be dazzled or maybe not :). Visit here!

I’ve learned that website building is a combination of imagination, organization, and content. Blessed by the benevolence techies, all the technical stuff and kinks are worked out so you can focus on things that are more important.

Daiyaan goes on to recommend a paid wordpress theme, a free theme, free images and videos for your websites, and good websites related to the matter. I’m excited to work some more on websites wheter it’s building a one page site, multipage, or building a lesson page. I’ll update you some more as I go along.