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First Steps To Take When Starting Your WordPress Blog (Part 2)

First steps to take after starting your blogToday I’m continuing where I left off in my last post with more steps to take when you are starting your blog.  (You can read that post here.)

12. Set Up Google Search Analytics

Google Analytics is a free site where you can get stats about your blog or website to help you judge the performance of your content.  Using Google Analytics you can see your site’s number of users, page views, and average session duration.  Also, you can see where readers are visiting from, how long they are staying, and many other stats.

This is a great article written by Kristi Hines on Moz.com that lists everything you need to know about setting up Google Analytics and the types of reports you can run. Read more

How to Choose a Web Host for Your Blog

How to Choose a Web Host for Your Blog

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I may receive a small compensation from the vendor.

Once you have decided on a niche and name for your blog or website, you will need to choose a web host.   When I first looked for a web host, I knew absolutely nothing about where to begin.

After blogging for awhile, here are the things I believe to be the most important to consider when choosing a web host.

  1. Affordability
  2. Tech Support
  3. Automatic Backups
  4. Multiple add-on domains
  5. Money-back guarantee

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Finding the Right Niche For Your Blog

Finding Your Blog Niche


Have you been wanting to start a blog but haven’t been able to pick a niche?   After being laid off from my long-time job, I decided to retrain in a different field.  I started taking classes in web design, and that gave me the motivation to start my blog.  The problem was, I couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted to blog about.

Do you have that problem too?   Here are four things to consider if you are having trouble finding your niche for your blog: Read more

How to Choose Your Blog Name

How to Choose Your Blog Name


Does choosing your blog name seem like an impossible task?  Sometimes one of the hardest things to do is to come up with a blog name that you love.  Here are 4 tips to help you come up with a great name.

Make A List of Words Associated With Your Blog

One of the best ways to help you decide on a blog name is to make a list of things your blog is about and what your objective is.  Read more