So you’ve finally decided to start that blog you’ve been promising to do for what seems ages. But, where do you begin? If you’re like the average person, you probably know little or next to nothing about starting a blog.
This is the short quick version to get you started building a blog. Want a more spilled-out version? Check this thorough version. If you have no intention of spending any money initially, I recommend you start with a free WordPress.com blog.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a content management system (CMS). In less geeky terms, it is the engine that literally runs your blog so that you don’t have to learn how to write the code. WordPress is available free at WordPress.com or as a self-hosted blog. For a free blog on a WordPress.com sub-domain, the blog address is in the format yourblog.wordpress.com, for example, johnsmith.wordpress.com. The instructions that follow deal with setting up a free blog on WordPress.com.