Running a blog

Registering a domain for your blog

Once you’ve picked a name for your blog, you need to register a domain name for it. A domain name is the thing that someone types in to find your blog on the web. “Google.com” or “Facebook.com” are famous examples of domain names, and you need your own. I’ve talked before about how important it […] Continue Reading

Writing a great blog post

Writing a great blog post is a skill for sure, but one that anyone can learn. Your ability to write beautiful prose doesn’t really matter, you just need to find the formula that works for your audience and then stick to it. There are a few things that you can pick up straight away: Write […] Continue Reading

Designing a great blog logo cheaply

Your logo matters. You’ll hear people banging on about “style over substance” or saying that it doesn’t matter what your blog looks like, as long as the content is good. Those people are idiots. Yes, you need good content. But if people aren’t reading it, who cares what you’re writing? Everyone has heard the saying […] Continue Reading

The best WordPress hosting for bloggers

UPDATE: I’VE PUBLISHED A NEW POST ON THE BEST WORDPRESS HOST, FEATURING SPEED TESTS AND DETAILED COMPARISONS. CHECK IT OUT. I’M LEAVING THIS ARTICLE HERE FOR REFERENCE BUT IT NO LONGER REFLECTS MY CURRENT VIEW There are thousands of web hosts out there, and most of them will let you use WordPress. That doesn’t mean that […] Continue Reading

Picking the perfect WordPress theme for new bloggers

Picking your WordPress theme (that’s the thing that dictates how your blog looks) is important, but hard. Why hard? Because there are many thousands of themes out there, and finding the one that works for you can be really hard. The main things to consider are: Do you want a premium or a free WordPress […] Continue Reading