As a tech blogger, I am often asked about starting a blog. How do you start a blog? What do YOU use? But I am not a writer, can I still be a blogger? Yes, yes, yes, and let me show you how to blog. Teaching others how to blog has become a passion of mine. Here is a small list of the blogs I’ve helped get started.
Enough about that, you just want to know how to blog – or the blog resources that I use to blog. Here you go.
Web Hosting Recommendation
I recommend anyone just getting started to use Dreamhost. I host over numerous domains on Dreamhost for around $120 a year. Their interface is super easy to understand. Anyone just getting started in the WordPress game, I send there. If you are looking for web hosting for a migration from blogspot, Dreamhost is a great option. I have been a loyal customer for the last 5+ years.
Digital Mom Blog receives a good deal of traffic needing a dedicated server. For Digital Mom Blog, I use WebSynthesis. It’s significantly more, but with the site traffic – I needed the power.
You can read my write up on How to Choose a Blogging Platform – but long story short, stick with WordPress self-hosted! It will offer you the most flexibility and support.
WordPress Theme Recommendations
I change themes like I do my hairstyle. Every once in a while I will find one I like, and it sticks. My current theme is through ThemeForest. I was looking for a WordPress Magazine theme and couldn’t achieve what I wanted without a ton of custom code, which to be honest I wasn’t up for doing.
An ongoing side project of mine is How to Blog Camp. As we aim to grow the content – we want to hear from you what you want to know about blogging.