April 22, 2016
Start date of https://www.startblogwriting.com
Lots of questions in the mind of newbie bloggers. Journey to infinity is the one stop solution for blogging resources and references.
Here are short guides to understand concepts
- What is a blog – Understand the concept of a blog Click here
- What is a website – Get the basics of websites Click here
- What is a single page website – Single page websites are fun and interesting Click here
A blog is a list of articles in reverse chronological order. WordPress and Blogger by Google (formerly known as BlogSpot) are the top blogging platforms. Blogger is a basic bare-bones while WordPress is rich in design and functionality. A self hosted WordPress website is the ultimate setup for a blogger. Single page website is just an ordinary website, but without the multiple pages that are there in a normal website. Single page is easy to scroll on a smartphone. Content can be placed in blocks in a logical flow to captivate the visitor.
How to setup a blog – options & types
To setup a blog, there are paid and free options. The most debatable topic in the blogging world is which is the better option between WordPress.com and Blogger by Google.
Take a long and hard decision on your blogging goals. You can switch platforms at the later stage, but migration is a pain and ridden with bugs. Have a look at the detailed article below.
Every person has a unique writing style. Basic tips for writing, read below. But understand as a blogger, you need to have little more skills than just a writer.
A self hosted WordPress blog – the ultimate in blogging setup
Self hosting a WordPress blog needs a bit of technical acumen and has a steep learning curve. But it is fun all the way.
Your blog is ready, what to do next
The first thought that comes to mind. How to get more traffic? Here is the simplest and straight forward guide you will ever find.
Advanced tools and the dis-connect series
Just like spiritual people feel blessed by the universe, bloggers are blessed with some powerful tools like Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. Below are some guides which will give some ideas.
- Bloggers and Pinterest
- Bloggers and Facebook
- Bloggers and Instagram… coming soon
- Bloggers and Twitter… coming soon
- Bloggers and YouTube… coming soon
- Bloggers and Tumblr… coming soon
Bloggers and Webmasters should know how to configure social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram. You should also know where links are permitted or where links help reach you website article. For more detailed analysis check out articles below.
- How bloggers use Instagram – Click here
- How bloggers use Facebook – Coming soon
- How bloggers use Twitter – Coming soon
- How bloggers use Tumblr – Coming soon
Advanced tutorials and guides
This section has a collection of basic and advanced guides and tutorials. Using these tutorials you can setup your blog for a nice social media presence and steady flow of visitors.
Let us begin with the basic guide for bloggers. Anyone who wants to start blogging and don’t know where and how to start can begin with these two basic power houses. While Blogger by Google is very very basic, it has the advantage of Adsense. Feature-wise WordPress.com is much more powerful and versatile.
For someone who needs a variation, go for these two options, but beware, they have their quirkyness.
- How to use Weebly – Click here
- How to use Wix – Coming soon
Social media guides
First step should be establishing presence on the two powerful platforms on social media scene, Facebook Business Page and Instagram Business Account.
Basic & Essential pages on a Website
This page will be updated regularly