What Does Blog Stand For and 5 Steps to Create Your Own WordPress Blogs

First of all, what does the word Blog stand for? The word Blog originates from the words ‘Web Log’. A blog is a website similar to a diary where a person can write posts for others to read. Visitors can also make comments about a blog post on a blog. Creating your own blog is relatively easy and affordable. It’s an excellent way to keep in contact with people interested in the same topic, customers and other internet users.

Once you are able to create one blog, its easy to repeat the process. Specific blogging software exists and is free to use. One of the most popular blog providers is WordPress. It is free to setup and you can use many different layouts (also known as themes). WordPress is search engine friendly and easy to use.

-First of all you need to decide on a name for your blog, preferably a name related to the topic of the blog.

-Once you have decided on a name, register the blogs domain name with a domain provider. These websites offer a search facility, so you can check to see if the domain name you want is available. If it’s not available, you will have to try alternative names.

-When you finally register a domain name, you need to host it somewhere. There are many hosting companies available, but it pays to do your homework and use a host with cPanel, and if possible Fantastico. If your domain and hosting companies are different, you will need to change the DNS settings for the domain name to your hosting account.

-The next step is to install WordPress software through the cPanel of your hosting company.

-When WordPress has been installed on the new domain, you are ready to create your blog. Free WordPress themes are available, so you can change the look and feel of your blog. I normally use a free WordPress themes provider called http://wpthemesfree.com It includes hundreds of themes for various topics, so you have plenty of choices. WordPress has additional functions called plugins so you can customize your blog whatever way you like. Finally, you can now start posting on your new blog.