In today’s world, to search for anything, we can easily use Google. The results will show lakhs of articles from different websites, but writing good and unique content is way too tough. We call these written content like blogs. It is written by bloggers who write it with a personal perspective which establishes a direct connection with its readers. While some write on their own, some companies hire people to write blogs, and those people are usually freelancers.
It was released on the 27th of May, 2003 by the founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. Clearly, these days the most popular content management system is WordPress which is based on PHP and MySQL.
Basically, WordPress is a factory to create web pages. It stores the content, enables a user to create and publish web pages. It mainly posts blogs and content writing, but it also supports other content like media galleries and online stores.
WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world. According to April 2019 survey, it is used by more than 60 million websites, where the 10 million top most websites use 33.6% of WordPress. It is also very beginner-friendly.
How does it function?
Firstly, it needs to be installed on a webserver to serve as a network host on its own. Secondly, local computers can also be used for gaining knowledge and for single-user testing.
Now we will see how to start writing a blog on WordPress:
1) Know the topic
Before you start writing anything, be sure about the topic you are working on. Firstly it is essential to choose a topic. A topic about which you are very interested in and want to research more about it. It may be related to your hobbies or life experience. Once you have your topic, it’s time to choose your blog name. For freelancers, a topic is provided by the organization, and the rest have to be completed by them.
2) Research Well
Now, when you are given a particular topic, you might not know much about it. In such scenarios do thorough research before writing anything. Whenever you are trying to show your perspective, always try to be original. Everyone can copy from another, but originality and individuality are essential whenever you are writing on a topic.
2) Create a theme
If you are an employee or freelancer, then you might not need to plan the theme yourself. However, you have to keep in mind the theme suggested by your client. If it is your personal blog, then you must explore many options and apply a beautiful and relevant theme to your blog.
Often use surveys and data related to the topic you are writing on. It shows that you have proper knowledge about what you are writing, and the content becomes more real than just virtual imaginations. You can add this information to the blog for the benefit of others.
4) Show the world what you’ve got
After posting, make sure your blog is becoming popular. Now, how can you do this? You can always go for social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Always remember to mention what will they explore in the blog.
These were ways you could write your blog once your website is setup. Now to set up your own blog, you need to follow these few steps:
1) Find a platform
The most popular blogging site is WordPress, so start by choosing this apt platform. Install WordPress right away!
Choosing your domain is very important. As a freelancer, you might be hired by an ongoing website where you don’t get to choose your own domain name as they already have it.
Choose a theme for your website. It should be appealing enough to attract users. Also, relevant to the theme of your articles.
Upload your first blog and post it. Hype up your content by advertising it everywhere.
Lastly, whenever you are done setting up your site in WordPress and done writing your blog post, be sure to stay active on your site and help your audience with useful content every now and then.