As I have said in my previous post, I dedicate this page to us: bloggers who are struggling and can sometimes be lost. In every en devour, there should be a start.

Where do I start?

Let’s start with the name for your blog. I started my blog so I can have an avenue to share random thoughts; share favorite quotes, poems and books that I have read. A site where I can experiment and discover my inner artistic self. That is the story behind the name of my blog.

Next, where to write and publish your content?

WordPress

WordPress provides free accounts and if you have enough funds to upgrade to a premium account, especially if you have different types of content to share. Then the premiun account will work for you.  Wordpress offers free templates which you can customize. It is quite easy and  would just require a few tinkering. It also offers a mobile app so you can post or draft even if you are on the go. 

Tumblr

If you prefer a simple and straight forward site, Tumblr is the one for you. It is a micro blogging site. I do have a Tumblr account and what I like about it (aside from it being free) is that you can post several types of content. Since I do not have a premium WP account, I maintain my Tumblr account so I can post videos and audio content.  

Blogger.com

Blogger is a blogpublishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. [wikipedia] If you have a Google account, you automatically have a blogger.com account. 

I really have not explored this service though I have tried using it and posted one entry. However, I have decided to just stick with WP and Tumbr.  If you have tried this, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments box below.


After you have decided on which site to use, now you can post your first entry. 

But before that, a few words…

Blogging may give you a sense of freedom in sharing your life and personal thoughts, but you are also responsible for what you post and share. Think before you write and click. Leave something for yourself and share only what you are willing to share. 

 

-Lala B.