With all of the technology available today, you’d think starting a blog would be a simple decision. Yet, the variety of choices makes the process more like a maze than an adventure.
A general assumption about why you’re here: You want to start a food blog. You want images to load quickly, users that can comment without getting errors, and the ability to make your site personalized.
On these resource pages, I share what I believe to be the fastest, easiest and most professional way to set up a website. I’m making the assumption you want the same thing, hence the reason I’ve suggested only a few key services and not wasted your time with the rest.
A good starting place is your domain. Since you want your food blog to be professional, consider buying a domain name and hosting the site yourself. This costs less than $9 a month.
Even if this is just a hobby that’s a fair price that guarantees:
a) you’ll be in complete control of your content, including placement of advertisements; and
b) you won’t have to deal with transferring your content over to a personal host later on, which can be quite a headache.
I also assume you want to start a food blog and grow it! If growth occurs, you’ll eventually need a stronger hosting option for increased reliability. If you do it right in the beginning, you’ll forgo wasting 3 weeks of your time later on moving servers, updating databases, and facing all kinds of other issues that will inevitably distract your focus from blogging.
What you should be focusing on instead is creating content to keep your site growing! In short, start right from the beginning and save a ton of hassle in the long run.
My brief explanation of a website: A website is content (words, images, etc.) hosted on a computer. That information has to be stored somewhere (other than your computer). So, you put your content on a server, which assigns a series of numbers so that it can be accessed from an internet browser. When you own a domain name, you’re essentially telling the world that when they go to that domain (like minimalistbaker.com), their browser should pull-up information located at that series of numbers (your content).
There are great services that remove all of the hassle making sure these details are setup correctly.
So, let’s get started. How to start a food blog.