Get the free step-by-step beginner’s guide on how to start a blog:

My blogging tutorial is designed just for beginners and it shows you exactly how to create a blog and easily customize it. Starting a blog doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t require any technical knowledge. Just follow the steps in the free blog tutorial to learn how to build a blog that fits your needs.

There are 3 basic steps to starting your blog:

1. Pick a name for your blog
This is a big decision, as this is the first thing every new visitor to your blog will see.
You may have heard various suggestions on how to choose a domain name, but there is really just one rule you need to follow: Be Descriptive!
More info on choosing a good blog name in Step #1 at

2. Install your blog software
Once you’ve picked out a name you will need to register it and get web hosting, which I show you how to do in the video (at about 6:32), or in Step #2 at
Once that’s done, it’s time to install your blog software. I highly recommend you use a free blogging software called WordPress. It’s what I show you how to use in the WordPress tutorial for beginners in the video above.

3. Write a post
With your WordPress blog installed you are ready to start writing blog posts! This is very easy to do, and I show you how to do things like add images and categorize your posts in the video tutorial (starting at 24:30).

Once you complete those three steps your blog will be fully functional. Of course, there is a ton of other stuff you can do with your blog. One of the coolest things you can do is customize the entire design. This is very easy to do, and I walk you through the process starting at about 32:30 of the video. I give you more tips on how to do this in Step #4 at

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14 Responses to How to Start a Blog – Easy Beginner’s Blogging Tutorial

  • Peter Heyer Cleave says:

    Hi Scott. Thank you for a fantastic tutorial. This has helped me tremendously.
    I have a question please – when I insert a picture into a post the image can be seen but when I add a featured image only the name of the image appears. When I save the changes made and look at the preview of the post there are no images and both the post image and the feature image show up as the image name only.
    What am I doing wrong or why is this happening?
    Thanks for your help

  • Leigh Wood says:

    Hi Scott, Like the video, easy to understand and great info. I use a Mac does wordpress and bluehost work on a Mac. Thanks

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  • Desiree Anderson says:

    Thank you! Great tutorial

  • Karen Sparkles says:

    Thank you for showing a Blog Beginner.

  • Vanessa Farias says:

    Major help! Thank you, Scott. I also appreciate you so much for responding to my many many emails.

  • June Shuffler says:

    Thank you Scott for a wonderful, easy to follow tutorial. It has dissipated my fears on getting started. .

  • tony gurdon says:

    Thanks so much I have been struggling as a novice, and have looked at many u tube sites. Your the best in explaining everything with extra tips, once again many thanks.

  • Hire PHP Developers says:

    Informative and helpful thanks for the sharing.

  • Sjh D says:

    Thanks so much. You make it so understandable. I think I can actually start it.

  • lilian odhiambo says:

    Very informative…

  • I Want Gold says:

    i want to ask a question . how you put box in your blogger to check domin availability please answer me ASAP

  • Dolly kr says:

    This is what I was looking for. Thanks a lot.

  • Victoria Marsh says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! This was a life saver and has really made me feel more confident, I've been stressing all weekend after starting my blog and just getting overwhelmed by everything haha, and this has simplified it really well, can't wait to get back to it 🙂 Thanks! Subscribed

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