Africa’s Best Guide to Start a Blog in 2020 will guide you, step-by-step, to start a blog in under 30 minutes. Start Blogging | Africa recommends Bluehost as a blog hosting service provider for Kenya, Nigeria and the rest of Africa. If you’d like to follow a guide for DreamHost, have a look at Uniquely African “Know How” Guide to Start a Blog in 2019.
If you’re new to blogging and would like to start with understanding what a blog is and what blogging is about, Blogging for Beginners (2019) covers the A to Z of blogging.
Africa is unique. Unique is beautiful. Africa is beautiful. With a blog, and through blogging, you can be part of the pioneers who bring the world to Africa … and Africa to the world. To succeed, we need to develop a uniquely African blogging culture, ensure African ownership of blogs and contribute meaningfully (with an African perspective) to the global blogosphere. Success is a journey, and I’d like your journey to start with Africa’s Best Guide to Start a Blog in 2020. I’ll show you how to start a blog, a blog for Africa, in under 30 minutes. I’ll also show you how to start blogging and (if you want) I’ll show you how to make money blogging.
A blog, at its roots, is just a website. However, it’s the style and warmth of conversation that defines a blog. Blogging is about conversation. Your blog should share knowledge, ideas and information. Having grown up in Africa, I’m biased, but Africa (and Africans) have a special connection with conveying knowledge through stories. African tales have warmth. In many ways, it feels like blogging was meant for Africa.
6 steps will get your blog started. It’s easy.
- Plan Your Blog
- Set Up Your Blog (Bluehost and WordPress)
- Configure and Customise Your Blog
- Publish Your Blog Content
- Promote Your Blog
- Review Your Blog
Africa’s Best Guide to Start a Blog in 2020
This guide is written with Africa / African bloggers in mind.
Step 1: Plan Your Blog
Your blog can grow organically, but it still requires planning. Know what your blog seeks to achieve, and be true to that purposes. From my perspective, focus on the best of Africa. It’s your competitive advantage. In 2019, the world is blogging - Africa is only starting. A focus on Africa is still unique.
Step 2: Set Up Your Blog
I’m going to show you how to set up your blog. This is the “technical” section, but as a hint - follow the step-by-step guide - and it really won’t be technical at all. At the end of this step, you’ll actually have a blog!
Step 3: Configure Your Blog
This will take 10 minutes, but once you’re done - your blog will be functional and ready for you to personalise it.
Step 4: Customise Your Blog
Why? Because your blog needs to be both unique and reflect your personality. Embrace your diversity.
Step 5: Publish Your Blog Content
Content is what will set you apart. There is no shortcut for quality. However, if you have passion or tenacity (or, better still, both) - success is completely under your control. Own your future.
Step 6: Promote Your Blog
Promotion is a factor of knowledge and time. If you want a successful blog (and especially if you want to make money blogging), this is a fundamental “success factor”.
Step 7: Review Your Blog
Times change. Thoughts evolve. So should your blog.
Are you ready?
Focus on the best of Africa and make Africa your blogging competitive advantage.