I see this question all the time. It is not difficult to create your own blog. If you are just starting, just follow my steps below on how to create your own blog.
How To Create Your Own Blog – Steps
Step 1 Blog Topic
Determine what your blog is about. Do you want to blog about your hobby or work? It could be anything that you love to do and like to share. Blogging is about sharing what you love with your audience. If you are a food lover, you can set up a blog to share food recipes, restaurant reviews etc. If you simply adore your dog, you can create a blog and post photos and stories about your dog. You can also blog about your faith and how God has helped you in your daily life.
Step 2 Domain Name
Once you have determined your blog topic, you need to think of a domain name. It can be just ‘yourname.com’ to keep it simple. I prefer to use my name as my domain name as it is more personal. However you can name it anything you want. Just don’t over complicate it. Make sure the name is easy to spell and there is no hyphen.
Next, to find out if your domain name is available, head over to
I have used both providers before but I think NameCheap is slightly cheaper as the name suggests.
Step 3 Hosting
After purchasing your domain name, you will need to get hosting. I strongly recommend that you get self hosting for your domain. Relying on free hosting will not be a wise decision for long term. You will have no control since it is hosted on a free platform. The platform may shut down and you will lose your blog. Below are two paid hosting platforms that I recommend.
I personally like HostGator. I have been using them for a few years and I have not encountered any problems so far. I also use SiteGround as a backup. They are fine but I find their backend is slightly different from HostGator and a bit less user friendly. However they do have online chat for technical support if you are ever stuck with a problem.
Step 4 Blog Setup
Now that you have a domain name and hosting platform, it is time to set up your WordPress blog.
If you are using HostGator, they have a tool call Launch QuickInstall which you can use to install your WordPress with ease. Just follow the steps and click on Install WordPress For Free. They also have a service to install WordPress for you at $99.
Need help on how to create your own blog? I can help you set it up for free if you join me in Project Grace.
Project Grace has been in the back of my mind and heart for sometime. I put it off and then God reminded me about it. I decided I should start working on it. The thing with me is I am shortsighted, very in fact. I often can’t see the big picture and I can’t see far. But God can. One day, the Holy Spirit gave me this thought – June, the internet is huge. If you can start a blog and then encourage another believer to start a blog for Jesus, it will grow. You can share God’s love to others through your blog and so can other believers. If only one person would start a blog a day, there will be 365 blogs a year for Jesus! Wow! I encourage you to join me to blog for Jesus!
If you are
- A born again Christian
- Don’t have a blog
- Love Jesus
please optin here or contact me via the form below with the title “I want to join Project Grace & get my blog set up for free”.