Next you need to choose a niche you want your blog to be about. In a nutshell, your niche should be something you are interested in and/or know information about that you can use in your posts. Also make sure you know recource your audience and that your niche is not too specific or not too general. The amount of revenue in your niche should really play no part in your decision, however, if you choose a niche that has no potential for making money, you guessed it, you'll make no money.
Secondly, you need to choose a domain name. It's best to buy a domain that ends with .com because .com domains are most commonly used and will be easier to remember. Do not make your domain name too complicated, try to make it as short as possible and avoid using hyphens because they tend to confuse people. Be as creative as possible, you need a catchy easy to remember domain name that reflects the niche of your blog.
After you have set up your web hosting and domain name you need to decide which software to use on your blog. There are many free and paid blogging services and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. Your best option is to use WordPress, not only is it the most popular and most commonly used software but it is very easy to use and there are plenty of themes and plug-ins to enhance the look and functionality of your blog. To download WordPress for free, visit wordpress.org.
Installing WordPress may take some time if it is your first attempt at installation, so plan accordingly. The next step is the best - choosing the design you will use. It is strongly recommended that you do not use the default theme because it is very common and your readers will recognize it from other blogs and know you didn't take the time or expense to upgrade the look of your blog. There are many free themes available, simply search "WordPress themes" in Google. If you want to improve the originality of your blog then you might want to pay a professional designer to make a custom blog for your site, this will go a long way in showing you are a professional.
At this stage, you might presume that most of the hard work has been done when in fact the hard work has only just begun. You now need to make high quality posts on a regular basis. You should make daily posts to begin with to build up the amount of content on your site. You also need to start promoting your blog and gaining more traffic. There are many ways to do this but if your blog is filled with high quality content, the word will get out, the search engines will find it, and your blog will automatically build traffic and subscribers. At this point you can start thinking about revenue.
Blogs are now an integral part of the Internet world. Whenever we hear the word blog we know that it is something related to new technology, but the question arises, what is a blog?
Blog are online journals. They are used as short form of web logs which means a list of writings on the Internet. When all the writing is combined together to give it a look like a small website it is called a blog. A blog can be comprised of news, articles, personal diary pages, pictures, audios, video, company information, product to be sold, their advertisement and the list is endless.
There is one thing that you will see commonly in every blog and that is a chronological orders where the newer post (the content written in blog) appears in the front pages. Basically the fresh post will be above the last post that you have written. The basic purpose of doing so is to make readers acquainted with the updated content. Then, there is the archive list from where reader can go to the desired post as well.
How does a blog work?
The basic working of a blog starts from the content management system used to create that particular blog. This is where a blogger creates, designs, manages posts, manages comment and experiments with the blog. Basically this is the place where blog gets it's look. There are also other popular online interfaces like Wordpress, Blogger, etc. which give menu driven options to the user, but the basic functioning, is the same. That is to help bloggers to mange blogs.
A blog gets its look through coding languages like HTML, PHP and CSS, but generally bloggers don't have to go into these details as the content management system or the online interface give bloggers preset themes that are menu driven and can be designed as well edited easily.
These online interfaces give blogs their original themes, but these can be changed through other theme codes that are freely available on the Internet. These websites or other blogs provide theme templates and show you the demo version so it's easier for you to choose and decide the type of look one wants for the blog. These themes are divided into various columns to make the appearance good and easy to surf. There are also some major inbuilt functions like an archive list, place to show author's profile, option of receiving comments, labels for the post and options to show a popular or recent posts.
For blogs to work, the writer has to choose a proper subject and then write blog posts accordingly.