Now that you’ve decided to start a blog, you need to set it up and add your personal design touches. This may vary depending on which blog platform you use. But, even before you decide on that, here are some things to know before you start:



- Decide on a URL: your own domain name, or a subdomain on a pre-existing site, or a folder under a popular blog service.

- Define your goals and keywords for your blog.

- Using the keywords, come up with the title and phrases ready to use in blog templates.



After you have your initial content, you are ready to get started! If you want to use a blog service, here are some popular platforms to choose from:



WordPress.com



With WordPress, you can either use their default design templates, or you can download some templates (some free and some for fees) using plugins. Whatever design template you choose, be sure to select one that is “mobile friendly” and “responsive” so your content will be easy to read on mobile devices.



If you choose to upload your own images, make sure they are a quality resolution so they don’t look pixelated. If needed, you can contact a professional developer to work with you like us, PSPinc!



Once you have the right look for your site, you can set up basic elements such as your blog title, and a description explaining what it’s about and who you are as the author.



Blogger.com



Blogger is a well-established blog service by Google, and it will let you create your blog under its domain blogger.com. You can choose from several templates, and if you are savvy, you can customize the template with HTML codes or CSS Stylesheet. After your look is complete, you’ll set up your content, much like WordPress.



Bloguru.com -- Our Free Service!



Just like Blogger, our service, Bloguru, provides plenty of themes for you to choose from. The look of your site should be consistent, or in line with your brand message, so choose wisely. Let us know if we can help you get set up, contact us today!