Although blogging has been around for quite some time many internet users are still unfamiliar or do not fully understand what a blog is. Blogging has become very popular and user-friendly over the years. What was once considered difficult is now easier than ever. And the even better part, it’s free!

I know some out there are still not convinced. To show you how easy it is to create a stellar blog site I put together a short video explaining how to get a blog site off the ground in just a few simple steps. Trust me, it’s easier than you think, you might actually be surprised! I also included some do’s and don’t’s when creating your site, but I recommend you check this out as well.

I am a firm believer of hands-on experience. You can’t fully understand something unless you picked and poked at every aspect of it. My video only covers a few of the many things WordPress can do. Take some time and check out the different widgets. Visit different blog sites and see what others are doing and see if you can put your own spin on it. Do not, I repeat, do not copy someone else’s blog. The point of a blog is to create a personal space that reflects who you are as a person.

Also, focus on quality over quantity. Anyone can bang out 3-4 posts a day, it’s those who write quality posts that really catch the attention of the blogging community. If that means you only write a blog a week, so be it! You won’t win any awards for the amount of posts, but you many for the quality. Lastly, engage in the community. Blogging isn’t a one-way street. Go comment on someone else’s blog. Let them know how you feel about their writing. Blogging is all about discussions and the exchange of ideas.

Go out there and have fun with it!