An author would write bits and pieces of information about dogs and submit them to magazines hoping to get them published or he would try to put the info into a book which would probably sell only one copy! But then the magic happened, blogging was introduced. Well, it went through a lot more technical stuff than what I just explained. But we are not here for technicality.
We are here to create a great dog blog filled with fun and informative content about dogs and dog ownership. So let's get started with all what you need to create your first dog blog.
When you decide on setting up your dog blog, you MUST decide on what your main focus is on dog blogging. Are you blogging for love or profit? Well, both can go hand in hand, but blogging for profit requires a different approach to the kind of articles you publish on your blog. Lets look at a typical example.
Blogging For Profit Article Example.
Headline:How To Pick The Best Dog Bowls.
take a good look at this blog headline. With a post like this, you can be sure to attract visitors who are seeking to find a good dog bowl for their dogs. This kind of post with the right content will also attract good ads which clients will click on which intern makes you money.
Blogging For Love Article Example.
A Story about my dog that found a doll.
This blog title is somewhat a personal title and will not draw people with dogs looking for real dog solutions. An article like this is good when you blog probably has hundred and thousands of followers. But ads on this page will not see any great profits.
- Domain Name (Free or Paid)
- Domain Hosting (Free or paid)
Free Domain Name
With a free domain Name service, you have the option of creating a free blog hosted on a free domain platform. When you host on a free domain platform, you are limited to whatever comes with that free package. so let us say that you chose one of the best domain services to host your free blog. You logged into weebly and created a blog called, dogsincarebyme. You would have to be subdomain to weebly because you did not pay for your own domain name. Your new blog would be, dogsincarebyme.weebly.com Whilst if you had paid for a full and complete domain name you would probably have a website called www.dogsincarebyme.com. So what is the main difference between the two?
- You do not own your sub domain
- There are no clear policies in place as it relates to subdomains.
- You may get limited bandwidth.
- Content may be deleted by domain owner.
- Your subdomain is free at cost.
- You are the owner of your domain
- You are privileged to post whatever content you choose.
- Domain host have the responsibility of protecting your content on their servers.
- You have your own brand.
- Better Search Engine Ranking. (People find your website better)