How I Started My Blog and How You Can Start One Too.

*This post contains affiliate links. That means, if you click on the links and purchase something, I’ll get a percentage of the sale. No worries, it’s at no extra cost to you! Yes, this is one of those posts about starting a blog. And yes, I am going to write it anyway. But that is mostly because I have had a lot of messages in my inbox about how to, so I figured I could refer them to this from now on instead of a long drawn out message. Forgive me now? Cool. Let’s begin. First, you need to figure out how serious this blog will be. I don’t care what anyone says. Taking care of a self hosted blog is so time consuming. Yes, you get all the perks of completely personalizing your own site. And yeah, you get to fully own your own site. But in case no one told you; IT IS A LOT OF WORK. I have redone my site four or five times and have sunk a lot of money into this bad boy that I am not proud of. So if you aren’t prepared to fully take care of a self hosted website, WordPress.com (peep the bolded .com, not the .org site) Blogger, Tumblr etc. would be way more your speed. You can still have a little customization and make it your own. When I first started out, I had a wordpress.com blog that I loved dearly, but I needed to grow. So if you think you are going to be pretty serious about this, continue on reading! So you’ve decided that you want the thrill of owning a self hosted blog You are going to first need hosting and a domain name. Lucky for you, you can get them both at the same place. I use BlueHost for my website hosting and also purchased my domain name through them. They give really great deals for when you are first starting out which allowed me to start on this journey with very little starter costs. And right now they are apparently having a birthday sale, so you can get hosting for as little as $2.65 a month! (That’s through 7/18/2017, so hurry!) I have had only a few kinks with them, but 99% of the time, my site runs really smooth. And its super easy to set up! You just click on this link and follow through to…

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