If you’ve been following this blog lately, you know that Fridays are dedicated to my writing on Social Media. I believe that leaders need to blog. It helps clarifies their thoughts, help them process their experiences, and inspire their followers!
Still, if you’re not convinced you need to blog, please read Build a Blog.
I would also request you to read the following articles as preliminary information you need.
For many would-be bloggers, two things that deter them are time and cost. They feel that blogging is time-consuming and that they could not make any more room in their busy schedules. They also believe that they need to spend a fortune just to get started with blogging. I might not be able to help you in carving more time in your already-busy schedule, but I can definitely help you to build a blog without spending a cent!
Just a caveat: If you want to pursue blogging in the long term, I strongly recommend getting your own domain name (like www.yourname.com or like mine: http://transformationalleadership.ph) and your own web hosting account. How much would it cost? About $80 (PhP 3,500.00). Sure it’s more challenging. You’ll need to Google a lot of information to keep it going and troubleshoot it. But the learning and the experience is totally worth it! Don’t worry, that’s what I’ll cover next week!
STEP 1: Make sure you have these:
Although you won’t need to spend a dime, you still need several things before you can actually build your blog. So, before sitting down in front of your computer to build your blog. You will need: