Blogging is a collection of skills that one needs to run, control, supervise and manage a blog.
These skills include,
- sharing content easier on the internet.
A blog is a collection of information designed to frequently updated for the personal commentary or business contents. It is a part of a larger website.
A website is a page or collection of page’s links for providing a certain information.
A blogger is someone who writes publications frequently for an online users. He/she runs and controls a blog.
Devices Needed for Blogging
Often time, many people think that without laptops, you cannot start a blog. A lot of people have been struggling to start blogging with this kind of mindset. When forex trading becoming popular in Nigeria, there are much difficulties to start trading but now, trading has move pass the using of laptops. With your android or iPhone, you are good to start.
In my top blog and other blogs, 100% of setup and contents are done with android phone (mobile phones and tablets). Here are the collection of mobile phones and tablets that have been used – Tecno Driodpad 7D, Tecno Droipad 10D, Chuwi Hi10 Pro and Nokia T20.
The advantage of using mobile phones over the use of laptops is that you can blog from anywhere because it is mobile and without being notice unlike when you open your laptop especially in the public places.
Structure of a Blog
1. Header with the menu or navigation bar.
2. Main content area with highlighted or latest blog posts.
3. Sidebar with social profiles, favorite content, or call-to-action.
The Most Basic Blog Post Structure
Every blog post has four key elements:
1. The title
2. The introduction
3. The main body
3. The conclusion
Types of Blog
1. Personal Blog
2. Business Blog
3. Affiliate Blog
4. Niche Blog
5. News Blog
The personal blog is an ongoing online diary or commentary written by an individual, rather than a corporation or organization.
Here are some of the reasons for personal blog,
1. To share information and knowledge.
2. To improve their writing skills.
3. To document their life.
4. To build a community of like-minded people.
5. To have a creative outlet.
6. To build their own brand online and become an influencer.
8. To make money.
Read more at: https://thrivemyway.com/personal-blogs/
Business blog is a blog that is published and used by an organization, corporation, etc. to reach its organizational goals and,
1. To reach out to their customers.
2. To build trust with the audience.
3. To grow email list.
4. To expand, improve and promote the organizational brand.
5. To Educate and engage the users/readers.
6. To minimize the cost of advertisement.
Affiliate blog is a blog that promotes another blogs, products or services on their blogs for the purposes of driving sales for them and earning money or commission from their sales.
Niche blogging is a blog that promote to a particular niche or specialized topic such as food, entertainment, education, firm, law, relationship, lifestyle, religion real estate, gaming, pets, etc. Niche blogs is also commonly referred to as niche websites.
A blog niche focus on specialized topic when writing content.
News blog is a blog that record current events or recent happenings. Mass media websites are good examples of news blogs.
How to Start a Blog
1. Get a domain name and web hosting
2. Install and set up WordPress
3. Choose and install a WordPress blog theme
4. Choose and install a WordPress plugins
How to Create a Free Blog
1. Sign in to Blogger
2. On the left, click the Down arrow Down arrow
3. Click New blog
4. Enter a name for your blog
5. Click Next
6. Choose a blog address or URL
7. Click Save
Essential WordPress Plugin for a Beginner
1. Jetpack by WordPress Plugin
2. Yoast SEO/Google XML Sitemaps
3. Akismet Anti-Spam
4. Cloudflare APO
5. Classic Editor
6. Classic Widget
7. GAinWP Google Analytics Integration for WordPress
8. LuckyWP Table of Contents, if necessary
9. WP 2FA – Two-factor authentication for WordPress
11. WPS Hide Login
12. Google Sit Kit for Monetization
13. Ad Inserter for Placing Adsense or Ezoic Ads
14. Ads.txt Manager for Placing Adsense or Ezoic Ads
15. Ezoic WordPress Plugin for Monetization
JETPACK BY WORDPRESS PLUGIN
The most popular WordPress plugin for just about everything. WordPress security, performance, marketing, and design tools — Jetpack is made by WordPress experts to make WP sites safer and faster, and help you grow your traffic.
YOAST SEO WORDPRESS PLUGIN
Yoast SEO is the most-used WordPress SEO plugin, and has helped millions of people like you to get ahead, and to stay ahead.
A KISMET ANTI-SPAM
Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.
Automatic Platform Optimization (APO) speed up your WordPress site by up to 300% with Cloudflare’s Automatic Platform Optimization (APO) plugin. APO allows Cloudflare to serve your entire WordPress site from our edge network of over 250+ data centers worldwide ensuring fast & reliable performance for your visitors no matter where they are.
Classic Editor is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen. It makes it possible to use plugins that extend that screen, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.
Classic Widgets is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress widgets settings screens. It will be supported and maintained to 2024, or as long as is necessary.
Once activated and when using a classic (non-block) theme, this plugin restores the previous widgets settings screens and disables the block editor from managing widgets. There is no other configuration, the classic widgets settings screens are enabled or disabled by either enabling or disabling this plugin.
GAINWP GOOGLE Analytics6 INTEGRATION FOR WORDPRESS
The GAinWP Google Analytics Integration for WordPress plugin easily integrates Google Analytics tracking and dashboard reporting into your website in just minutes.
It was created from the excellent Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress (GADWP) plugin to maintain a simple, direct Google Analytics integration for those concerned about data privacy. In addition to a set of general Google Analytics stats, in-depth page reports and in-depth post reports allow further segmentation of your analytics data, providing performance details for each post or page from your website.
The Google Analytics tracking code is fully customizable through options and hooks, allowing advanced data collection like custom dimensions and events.
LUCKYWP TABLE OF CONTENTS, IF NECESSARY
LuckyWp Table of Contents creates SEO-friendly table of contents for your posts, pages or custom post types. Great customizable appearance.
WP 2FA – TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION FOR WORDPRESS
Add an extra layer of security to your WordPress website login page and its users. Enable two-factor authentication (2FA), the best protection against users using weak passwords, and automated password guessing and brute force attacks.
Use the WP 2FA plugin to enable two-factor authentication for your WordPress administrator user, and to enforce your website users, or some of them to use 2FA. This plugin is very easy to use. It has wizards with clear instructions, so even non technical users can setup 2FA without requiring technical assistance.
A simple way to protect the content on your website. For most browsers: disables text copy, image copy and will keep your site out of an iframe.
This plugin is clean and easy.
WPS HIDE LOGIN
WPS Hide Login is a very light plugin that lets you easily and safely change the url of the login form page to anything you want. It doesn’t literally rename or change files in core, nor does it add rewrite rules. It simply intercepts page requests and works on any WordPress website.
The wp-admin directory and wp-login.php page become inaccessible, so you should bookmark or remember the url. Deactivating this plugin brings your site back exactly to the state it was before.
GOOGLE SIT KIT FOR MONETIZATION
Site Kit is the official WordPress plugin from Google for insights about how people find and use your site. Site Kit is the one-stop solution to deploy, manage, and get insights from critical Google tools to make the site successful on the web. It provides authoritative, up-to-date insights from multiple Google products directly on the WordPress dashboard for easy access, all for free.
ADS.TXT MANAGER FOR PLACING ADSENSE OR EZOIC ADS
Ads.Txt Manager is a free tool designed to help sites easily manage their ads.txt files by providing step-by-step ads.txt setup, management, and validation (and it will always be free).
Easily authorize sellers, update files, and validate your ads.txt before publishing. Save time and ensure that Ads.txt implementation isn’t causing you to leave money on the table.
AD INSERTER FOR PLACING ADSENSE OR EZOIC ADS
EZOIC WORDPRESS PLUGIN FOR MONETIZATION
Ezoic is a technology platform designed to help publishers improve every visitor session by using artificial intelligence to streamline ad revenue growth, testing, website performance SEO, and content. Ezoic is used by everyone from independent website owners to major media brands.
Welcome to STARTBLOGS.NG
STARTBLOGS.NG is designed for anyone with basic abilities to read and write, make a simple research, proofreading, have the ability to spend and make sacrifice and finally, with the ability to operate basic technological devices such as mobile phones.
Blogging is for anyone who has the above skills. I’m here to teach you how to start a blog, earn, increase or improve your earnings. When I say anyone, who are the people I’m referring to? The students, the teachers/lecturers, the student – teachers, the businessmen/women, the missionaries, bankers, economics, etc.
The secret of blogging is to LEARN FIRST and EARN LATER. The question is how. You can now tell me, the category you fall to and I will guide you accordingly with or without charges.
Once again, welcome to startblogs.ng. I will be glad to attend to any of your questions though the comment sessions.