By Mansi Jain, Jul 20, 2021 15:30
Starting a blog is not only a productive and engaging hobby to have, but it can also be beneficial for students in more ways than one. It can help them create a portfolio of their creative works and pieces while providing them an insight to their own abilities in regard to their desired career path. A blog can help kids build an online community of people who share similar interests. It can even be monetized. For getting your kids started, guide them to follow these steps:
Step 1: Choose the topic
Choosing a topic for the blog can be easy when your child keeps the following criteria in mind:
Step 2: Select a name for the blog
Naming your blog can be a bit of a challenge. While brainstorming names, keep in mind that a blog name should be relevant to your topic, catchy and short enough that it is easy to remember. Make sure that your blog is unique.
Step 3: Choose a domain name and hosting
The domain name or the website link that will redirect people to your blog should have the name of your blog in it. If the name is too generic, there might be websites that already claim your domain of choice. After settling on the domain name comes the decision of picking a web hosting service. Blogs can be made using content management systems (CMS) or website builders.
Do your research well about the paid and free plans and interface that you are comfortable using when picking your web hosting service.
Step 4: Customize the blog
All web hosting service provides a plethora of free as well as paid themes and templates which allow you to be in control of the look and feel of your blog. Using attractive colour themes and typography, customize your blog design so that it attracts readers from the get go. A website that isn’t pleasing to the eyes doesn’t succeed because there are so many alternatives available just a click away.
Step 5: Plan effective methods of promotion
Gaining readers can be difficult. Your blog won’t show up on the first page of results on Google from the get go. This is why, to make sure you get traffic on your blog, you can make use of promotional strategies through social media, search engine optimization features, creating an email subscribers list, etc.