Monday, 16 March 2015

ESTHER: SO YOU WANT TO MAKE A BLOG?

Reader Esther runs the cute Watermelon Gossip blog on Wordpress… here she offers her best tips for beginners on how to create a blog of your own!


Esther says:
I love blogging and my dream is to be a magazine editor when I am older. Have YOU ever wondered what it would be like to make your own website/ blog where you can write about whatever you like? Well, look no further… follow these simple steps and make your dream a reality!

1. Search on Google 'make a Wordpress blog.' There are other sites you could use other than Wordpress, but it's my personal favourite and I recommend it for a first go.

2. Follow on to Wordpress.com and select 'make a blog/website'. Then choose a site address!

3. Fill in your email, username and password, press 'continue' and select the 'free' option.

4. You have now set up a blog! You now have to choose a theme - the format your content is displayed. I'd recommend, to start off with, either 2010 or 2011 theme… however, it does depend on the topic of your blog.

5. Basically, now the sky is the limit! You can do whatever you want on your very own website - you can write posts, pages and more! You can customise the header and colours of your blog too… just experiment and after a while, it will look really cool!

If you enjoy blogging and want to take it all a step further, you could buy a book about Wordpress to help you get better at blogging. There is a good blog called Wonder Forest that helps you make your own blog look beautiful… it has even helped Zoella to make her blog look so fabulous! If you want inspiration, you can take a look at my blog, watermelonclub.wordpress.com

Happy Blogging!

Cathy says:
Ooh, exciting! I use 'Blogger' as the base for my DREAMCATCHER blog, and that's very easy to use too. Will YOU have a go at making a blog? Or do you blog already? COMMENT BELOW to tell us more!

8 comments:

  1. Sorry to mention this, but there's a little mistake in the post - it said make a bog instead of make a blog! Commenting on the post (that's my number one starter), I think that I'm going to have a go making a blog myself! A very interesting post, Esther! By the way, the blog looks brilliant - Dreamcatcher and Watermelon Club!

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    1. Thanks Zarin - my mistake, not Esther's, and I have corrected it. Appreciate your eagle eyes! xxx

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    2. Honestly Zarin, you'll put me out of business! I'm going to have to make checking Dreamcatcher my number one priority to beat you in spotting spelling errors! Well done though.
      Blue. :-)

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    3. Hee hee… my trusty editing team! You are both fab. xxx

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  2. I already have a blog and I really enjoy uploading on it:)

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  3. I'm torn on creating a blog. On one hand, I do like writing and online interaction, I have lots of opinions and random knowledge and it would be a nice extra on my CV BUT on the other hand I don't have the devotion or time to invest in a blog, my Facebook page has been a dramatic fail and I simply wouldn't know where to start. Esther's blog has a clear audience. What would I write about? What are people interested in? I'm just not savvy enough to work it all out.
    Blue. :-)

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    1. I think FB is a quieter forum than it was a couple of years ago, for all of us. FB mess too much which what it shows in newsfeeds and wants us to pay for posts, which means it's no longer a fair or level playing field. Sad. A blog need not be Zoella-scale popular to be a success… and if you write about what matters to you then it need never be a chore? Always good for your CV too… xxx

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  4. I love blogging! I try to post on the blog as much as I can and love it. It's amazing to learn where your readers are from (I got one from Morocco!)
    miriamisreading.wordpress.com <<<<<

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