For quite some time, people who write on a particular niche have been widely recognized as experts on their particular topic. These experts, known as bloggers, take time to write out their views on topics and share them over the internet in the form of their own website, or blog.
Recently there have been many people that are craving some of the blogging action. But where do you start? There are several options out there that can easily allow anyone to create their very own blog. Perhaps though, none of these options are quite as enticing as WordPress.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS for short) that is currently the undisputed most popular of CMS’s available. Not only is it widely used by businesses big and small, it is loved by so many because of its simplicity and its cost effectiveness.
Starting a blog using WordPress is free of charge. When you decide on a domain, or a name you want people to use in order to land on your blog, you can easily make that purchase. Most people head over to godaddy.com or hover.com in order to purchase their domains, and typically spend $20 or less on their domain name.
You may also want to look into hosting from either of these sites, or head to hostgator.com, which is another favored website that provides hosting. Hosting is basically what keeps your blog up and running and available for the world.
Designing your blog is made easy through WordPress and even if you are not a web designer, you can customize your blog to give it the look that represents who you are, plus make it stand out from the other blogs out there. Templates are plentiful and you can easily change colors and fonts to truly match the look you are going for. Functionality is also something that you may worry about.
There is no need to worry because you can find a wide variety of plugins that can make your blog or website easy to use for your readers, or online shoppers. Plugins can add share buttons so readers that enjoy your articles or blog posts can share your content with the click of a button. Plugins can also add security to your blog and even sign up forms. The possibilities are endless!
It’s no wonder that there are over 70 million WordPress sites across the globe. So if you are ready to share your facts, your opinions, your talent, your blog, then you may feel comfortable using WordPress to get started. Even if you are not an expert on your niche, as long as you are truly interested in the topic and you have an opinion that you don’t mind sharing with the public, a blog could be right up your alley.