How I started my food blog is no-brainer. It just happened that one fine day I came across the word “blogging” and I had to try it. I surfed a bit on google and opened a free account with www.wordpress.com. I started out with travel, food, parenting among many other things in my blog. But soon realised that food is my forte and hung onto to it. When I started I had no clue what is the difference between page and post, let alone knowing what is the full form of “html”. So it was lot of trial and error with my first blog. When I got the hang of it, I opened another free wordpress site until I was confident enought that I can now take this blogging further by purchasing my own domain.
Opening a blog cannot get any easier than this. All you need to do is follow these three steps below
1.CHOOSE YOUR DOMAIN NAME
2.HOST YOUR DOMAIN
Yes, it’s as easy as that. That’s all I have done.
Choose your domain name
Choose a name for your blog. Something you can relate to. When you have decided about the name of your blog, you can go to the hosting part straight away.
Hosting your domain
Now there are plenty of options available in the market for hosting your blog. After surfing back and forth with the self-hosting options, I found out that the bluehost is the best option as a beginner. There were plenty of good reviews about bluehost all over the internet that I chose it without much delay. And true to all the reviews I was very much glad that I chose Bluehost as it never gave me any problems. In addition to all the reviews,, WordPress and BlueHost are closely connected as they were the first hosts to be recommended by the WordPress and installing the WordPress is just a click away when you choose Bluehost. Choose the plan that suits you from tollowing link at Bluehost.
Once you go through the options, you will be directed to choosing your domain name. Now there is a discount going on at BlueHost for a limited time offer. Instead of $5.99 you pay just $3.95 pm when you purchase through the following link.
Once you choose your option you will be directed to select your domain name which you have already decided. You can now register it by using the new domain tab.next you will be taken to the billing information and after completing it, you are on your way to starting your blog. It’s as easy as that. There are more options available for additional price, but I didn’t think it necessary to purchase those and pretty much stuck to the basic plan.After completing the billing, you officially have a bluehost account. Congratulations are in order now.Create your password now and remember to save it somewhere. You can now login to the bluehost account by using your domain name and password by using the “hosting” tab.Installing WordPress
After logging into your BlueHost account, go to the cpanel and find the Website Builders section. Click on the Install WordPress icon.
You will taken to the install wordpress page, click on Install to start your download
From here you will be taken to the next page where you will be required to type in your domain name. Press the “Check Domain” and on the next page you will have the option to “show advanced options” clicking on it will show you. Remember to note down your username and password, you can always change it later.
“I have read the terms and conditions” and then click “Install Now”. Your wordpress installation is complete.
Check your email for Mojo Marketplace. This email is important, so remember to save it. It includes your website URL, your WordPress admin login URL, and your WordPress login username. From the email above click the Admin URL. It will take you to your wordpress login. Enter your username and password and welcome to the world of blogging from there.Now all you need to do is put down your thoughts, your recipes and whatever you want to say to the world in your blog.
For theme, after using lots of free theme, I have finally settled down on the Foodie Pro theme on Genesis Framework.
So there you go, the whole world is waiting to listen to you.
Disclaimer-The above contains affliate links. All the links are the ones that I have been using it myself. I wouldn’t suggest anything that I am not certain of.