“Read, read, read,” says the narrator. Read anything you can get your hands on – trash, classics, good and horrible — to learn how they do it. Like a carpenter who is an apprentice and learns from the master. Read! It will be absorbed by you. Then start writing. You’ll know if it’s good if it’s good. Throw it out the window if it isn’t.” – William Faulkner, “William Faulkner,” “William
This one is for you if you’re a bookworm, a literature fan, a literature student or graduate, or simply someone who enjoys reading and writing. I won’t try to persuade you; instead, let the following words speak for themselves.
Reading and writing are two things that I can’t get enough of. I finish one book after another, and I’d go insane if I kept everything I read for myself. At first, I used websites and applications like Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others to publish my opinions and comments. This, however, was not enough for me; I needed to create longer pieces, interact with others who had read the books I had read, speak with individuals who shared my interests, and receive constructive critique on my writing.
This is when it dawned on me that I needed and desired my own platform. I knew I needed a website, but I had no idea how to start a blog. So, of course, I did my homework and made sure to write down all I learned so that I could share it with others and make it easy for them to start their own blog.
How to Start a Blog
Let’s get started on the procedures to launching your own –literature- blog without further ado.
Pick a Name for your Blog
First and first, you must choose an appropriate name for your blog; in this instance, you will have a plethora of alternatives, as –speaking from personal experience– literature scholars and fans enjoy displaying their literary jargon. So, come up with a nice name that you like and continue on to the following phase.
Find a good Hosting Service
On the internet, there are innumerable hosting providers, each claiming to be the finest and providing the best services. This makes choosing one extremely difficult, as each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. So, to make things easier for you, I went through a lot of them to see which one provides the greatest services in terms of convenience and simplicity, costs, aesthetics, and everything else you might need in a website hosting provider. In terms of everything, I believe DreamHost is the best option.
Start building your website
Don’t worry if you don’t know where to begin; you don’t need to be tech-savvy or a designer to create a website. WordPress (a service included with any DreamHost subscription) will take care of the rest; all you have to do is choose a ready-made theme from the available templates. On WordPress, there are over two hundred themes in every category imaginable.
All of these themes and templates, of course, are fully customisable. You can change any template and blog feed format to your satisfaction if you have a specific style in mind, such as a Victorian-style blog to fit the mood. Of course, you are the king or queen of your own website, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different aesthetics.
You’re ready to go on to the next step if you’ve come up with a catchy name and a nice layout.
Go Online and Start Blogging
You’re ready to launch and go live with your website now that you’ve finished preparing it. Now comes the exciting part: start writing your first blog and publish it for all to see.
This section is where you may display your talent to the world and share your opinions and beliefs with those who share your interests. As a result, make the most of the situation.
Start Promoting Your Blog
This is the final section. Your blog is now live and visible to the public. You should start promoting your blog on social media and to people you meet in person.
That is all there is to it.You now have your own blog, and all you have to do now is enjoy it.
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