How to Set Up a WordPress Blog

Article contributed by Deana

So, you want to start a blog? There are several reasons for starting a WordPress blog, including promoting a product, promoting a service, providing information on a topic, creating awareness on a social issue or just having a passion for writing. But…how do you set up a blog? Setting up a blog is easy and takes less than 30 minutes of your time.

Here is how to set up your blog

Choose a Web Hosting Service

When you are starting your blog, the first thing you need to do is choose a web hosting service. This service is responsible for making sure your blog can be seen by everyone. When it comes to web hosting, you have two choices- free or self-hosted. It is not recommended that you choose a free service because you can’t have your own domain name, you have numerous limits and you don’t really own your blog. So, with that said, for a self-hosted service, I recommend Bluehost. So, why Bluehost? It is easy to get your blog set up, they are recommended by WordPress, they offer affordable hosting plans and you’ll get a free domain name.
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