A novice starts a blog

by Ron Haynes

I am a novice, trust me, but if I can do it, you can do it.

  1. The first step is to decide your theme. Do you love NASCAR? Do you enjoy using your slow cooker? Do you have a passion for The University of Alabama’s football team? Your theme should be something that you are continually interested in, not just another passing fad. Shrimp has a shelf life, your blog should not, unless it is tied to something like the Winter Olympics or the United States Football League.
  2. The next step is to decide if you will use a hosted service such as Blogger.com or WordPress.com, or if you will set up your own website. I chose to set up my own site because of the control it offered me, but your decision should be based on what best fits you and your technical know-how.
  3. The third step, should you decide to set up a website, is to download the proper software to your computer and then up load it to your hosting provider’s server. This is where things get technical, but if you take it step by step, you’ll arrive! It took me about a week to understand how things worked and what I needed to do. I truly wanted to understand it all and didn’t ask any questions. Looking back, I wish I had asked for help, but hind-site is always 20/20. Wisdom nugget: ask for help sooner than later.
  4. The fourth step is to begin writing content. That is where I am right now!

If you have any questions, post them here and I will answer them as soon as possible.

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 1000 articles on The Wisdom Journal.


The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.

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