Today is my second post, the first one you can read here “Why I started Bloggers Friend” which is basically a introductory post on why I started Bloggers Friend i.e BF.
In this post I am going to discuss about how you can start your blogging without spending a single penny?
Yes you heard me right 🙂
Okay first let me ask you a question, are you really serious about blogging or you just want to test yourself and want to see that it is possible for you or not?
If you are damn serious to start your blogging then this article is not for you, yes I am serious. This article is only for those who want to test their self with blogging and for those people who are still confuse and don’t want to invest anything but still want to do.
For starting your own blog, you need few things like:
- Domain Name
- Designs(theme) etc
We both know for these we need to spend the money, but for testing we don’t need all these. We only need idea for the blog and skills to express our self through writing.
So are you Ready to start your own blog without spending a single penny?
Today in the era of blogging, there are many options through which you can create a sub domain and can convert that sub domain to your blog.
If you are a newbie in the blogging, then you will defiantly ask what sub domain is?
Might be possible that you will start searching on Google about sub domain, there are many articles on this topic and most of them really give you a fair idea on sub domain. But I also want to give you a brief idea about sub domain, which you can find below. 🙂
Subdomain:” A subdomain is a domain that is part of a larger domain; the only domain that is not also a subdomain is the root domain. For example, west.example.com and east.example.com are subdomains of the example.com domain, which in turn is a subdomain of the com top-level domain (TLD).”
I quoted this information from Wikipedia, as you will get the same thing when you search on Google but this will save your time definitely.
Still if you have any questions or confusion, you can ask me through commenting as it will only take one minute and I will save your lots of searching time.
So let’s get back to the topic, as i was saying that in this blogging era there are lots of options through which you can create sub domain and make your blog without spending a single penny.
Let’s discuss few of the well known options through which you can create your blog, all of them are easy and it doesn’t matter if you are not technical enough.
The Most popular online blogging Software’s:
I know there are few more options available through which you can start your blogging, but as I told you that this article is about how you can create a blog without spending a single penny so I choose the best free options for you.
Which one is your favourite and why? Let me know by commenting, might be possible that I will quote your comment in my next post related to that software.
My Tip: I love wordpress for self hosting blog but if I don’t want to invest anything then my first choice is Blogger.com, you know why? Have patience and keep reading 🙂
Now as we have discovered the few of the best online blogging software’s, let’s discuss few lines about them.
Note: In this post I only discuss few of the pros and cons about these software’s, but it’s my promise that in my next articles I will cover all of them one by one and give you complete information from the scratch.
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Let’s start the brief introduction 🙂
one of the well know blogging platform, popular for its customization and easy to understand options.
, they will provide you free options to create your sub domain blog.
Just go to their website and fill the small form and choose your sub domain name, here you go…You have your own blog which is hosted by wordpress.com.
You can choose the most appropriate theme as per your imagination and start your blogging, you might need to do a little work on theme customization but as i told you the options in wordpress admin are simple and easy to understand.
Let me know if you are facing any problem while doing blogging through wordpress.com, just hit the comment section and i will reply in few hours. J
This one is Google’s own product, and most of the bloggers start their journey with Blogger.com.
You know why blogger.com is my favourite? Because through it i can make money!
Yes you heard me right; I can make money without spending a single penny…
Blogger.com gives you an option to apply for the Ad sense, you can find this option in the left sidebar under earning section.
But be careful, before you applying for Ad sense you need to make sure that your blog follow Google Ad sense policy.
You can also edit the code part of the blogger.com so that you can design it as per your need, also there are some templates which you can choose to make your website beautiful.
one of the popular blogging platforms for rich media kind of content, when you are on tumblr you will see lots of images; videos are sharing from different-different blogs.
You just need to register yourself and can make your sub domain blog within a minute. Just like wordpress and blogger, you have themes for your tumblr blog.
Design your tumblr blog and start your blogging, at tumblr you have multiple options for sharing like you can either share videos or images or even you can share simple text.
You can also share some other website links as well on your blog, just like social media you can share others posts on your tumblr blog just hit the re-blog option and it will show on your blog.
Re- Blog option will help you when you have nothing to share on your blog and you still want to share something just to maintain your blog, this way you can keep your followers active.
it is well known for its community, but people also use it for blogging. At Quora you can do community talk as well as you can maintain your own blog, you can find people to follow and engage with other by sharing your knowledge.
The steps are quite simple, you need to register yourself first and then you will find the option to create a sub domain blog.
You can also use Quora for content ideas, for examples you can check your relevant community and see what type of information’s people are looking for then you can create your next blog post on that particular topic.
One more advantage with Quora is that it will help you in personal branding as well; many of the experts are on quora and sharing their knowledge by giving the advice and answers of others.
I am also on Quora and use it for ideas; if you want then you can follow me. Here is my Quora url, just hit the follow button my profile. 🙂
This one is also popular blogging plat form; here you can easily create your account and start posting your ideas as blog post.
Medium is one of the fastest growing blogging plat form, you can find many industry influencers on medium.
You cannot count it as a blog software just like blogger, wordpress; medium is different than others and it has its own place.
Medium can be a great place to build strong community around you, as I have seen that many industry influencers pick their social media posts from it so if you can try your luck as well by writing some good content on medium and you never know that who pick you content for their social media sharing.
Writing content on medium will help you in your personal branding and will also help you in creating your writing portfolio.
You can also use this plat form for content republishing, if you don’t know about content re publishing then hit me in comment section and I will give you more information on it.
These are my 5 best blogging plat forms through which you can start your blogging journey, one thing to remember that your content needs to be informative and helpful.
The more problem solving content your write, the more engagement and community members you will grow.
My vote will be with Blogger.com, as later on you can make it as money making blog.
Which one is your favourite blogging platform and why? Let me know in comment section. You can also get in touch with me on all social media.
Do you have any content idea for BF? Or want to contribute something? Let’s get in touch through email, hit me on contact us page and i will discuss with you more on your ideas.
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