Starting a blog doesn’t have to be super complicated and you don’t need to hire someone to do it for you. I created this easy-to-follow blog set-up checklist to help you get your blog up and running quickly.
Each step links to a tutorial and more info on what to do for each section.
This checklist includes everything you need to do while setting up a blog. It begins with choosing your blogging platform and ends with publishing blog posts and setting up menus.
Blog Set-Up Checklist
☐ Choose the best blogging platform for your blog. There are both free and affordable options available.
☐ Set-Up Domain & Hosting if you chose to use self-hosted WordPress for blogging
☐ Configure Your WordPress Settings. I outlined 4 settings you should change before doing anything else!
☐ Choose Your Theme. WordPress has free themes available or you can upload a theme that you purchase.
☐ Add Plugins For Extra Features and Functionality.
☐ Set-Up the Widget Areas.
PS – I have a Pinterest board full of Blog Post Ideas to help you get started.
☐ Add Menus to Help Your Readers Find Your Categories and Pages.
I hope this checklist was helpful to you while setting up your blog.