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August 8, 2017

How to Start a Blog: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide

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Starting a blog has never been easier or more accessible than it is today. Not that long ago, the skills required to start a blog included a good working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and PHP at the very least, as well as understanding how to set up and maintain servers.

But not anymore.

In fact it’s so easy to start a blog today that if you’ve found your way to this page, there’s really no excuse not just go for it. I’m going to lay out all the necessary parts that go into setting up a blog so you can get started right away.

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If you’re planning to create an e-mail list, I’d recommend Mailchimp if you want it to be easy, or if you need extra tracking options and have a bit more technical knowledge.

Before you start your blog

Before you start setting up your blog, ask yourself if you’re really into doing this. It may sound dumb, but while starting a blog is a wondrous and liberating thing, it does take time to nurture it into what you might have in mind right now.

There are several things you should take into account when deciding whether to start a blog.

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