Guide to Starting Your Own Mom Blog

Mommy Blogging is a very rewarding experience. This is one of the few in life that you really reap
what you sow. Write an excellent post, and readers will find it, utter the same old opinions as everyone else, and you will get lost in the crowd.

 

As a twin mom (or any mom for that matter), you may want to write “the twin mom’s survival guide” and offer it to other moms through your site. Perhaps you want to give advice to other parents about raising their children. Or you may want to post photos of your children so that grandma and grandpa will keep up with the family. Where do you go to start a Mommy blog?

There are several excellent platforms for a mommy blog: WordPress.com, Ghost.org, Medium.com. But if you are serious about Mommy blogs, in the end you will need to take control of your content.

Step 1. Choosing a Host

Starting your own website may seem like a big step, but in fact anyone can do it. Companies such as Hostgator have made this as easy as possible.

The first step is to choose a hosting package. Hosting is space on a web server. This is where you will store all your text, images and videos.

Hostgator has several shared hosting plans. Here is how to lower the cost of any of these plans. Use coupon code: SAVE60NOW to save 60% on your first term. Shared hosting means that your site will be on the same server as the sites of other people, instead of having the entire server for you—think about it as renting an apartment instead of renting the whole building. (Who knows, maybe one day you will need this whole building, but, starting, several rooms will do.)

Step 2: Register a Domain Name

A domain name is how people find you on the Internet. There are many good tips on the internet to choose the right domain. You need a good domain if you are going to stand out. You want this to be unforgettable, but, unfortunately, most short domains, such as “mykickassblog.com”, are already registered.

Think of some names that are rare, like JoansMommyCorner—names that are likely to be available.

It is quite normal to register a domain with one company and have your site hosted with another. But,if you do this, you will be responsible for such things as saving DNS records, and this adds some complexity to the server-administrator level. By registering your domain in the same place as your hosting, Hostgator takes care of everything for you.

Once you have chosen your domain, you will probably want to check out the privacy protection of your domain. Usually, when you register a domain, you must tell ICANN who you are, and everyone can find who owns the domain, including your address. If you use the privacy protection of the domain, your information is replaced by Hostgator’s. This is still your domain, but no one can find your personal information.

Register the domain for as long as you want (hosting is always annual), following the instructions on the screen. Before continuing, you will need to renew access to the domain.

Step 3: Install WordPress

Surprisingly, you have your own website! How cool that is! Now it’s time to launch your blog. There are many options for blogging Mommy, but the one that is chosen by most people is WordPress. In
fact, WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. Best of all, WordPress is free!

Open your email and find the welcome letter that Hostgator sent you. You will see that there is a link to your cPanel (which is simply shortened for “Control Panel”). Use your username and password and log in to your cPanel. Start blogging!

 

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