Got the itch to get online? Creating your own blog isn’t as hard as it sounds! There’s a great community of Fifty Shades of Grey blogs out there and it might be time for you to join.
Before you jump head first into creating your own Shades of Grey blog, you should plan out the basics before you put your fingers on the keyboard.
Picking Out A Host – One of the very first things you’ll need to do to set up your 50 Shades of Grey blogspot is to find a host. This is a company that will use their computers to ‘hold’ your site for you. There are free ones out there, low cost ones, as well as those that will require a monthly fee. Typically, the free hosts are great for sites with not a lot of traffic (visitors) and that aren’t running ads. Low cost hosts are good for mid-level traffic and those who wish to have ads. They’re also better for those who’d like to have ‘adult’ material on their blogs. When you start getting millions of visitors, want to have a lot of videos on your site, or need someone to help you run the site day to day – that’s where the higher cost host kick in.
Domain name – That .com or .net (or any number of a schlew of extensions out there) is how your site will be known. Come up with something creative that will set you apart from other Fifty Shades of Grey fan site collections out there. Don’t pay more than $8 or so for a domain name – anymore and you’re getting ripped off!
Theme – Now that most of the technical end of the 50 Shades of Grey blog is sorted out, you’ll want to decide how you want to run your blog. Your first thought might be to create a ‘general’ blog, but if you really want to stand out from the crowd, pick a niche. Looking to create a local Fifty Shades of Grey fan club? Want a Shades of Grey blog that discusses Christian and Ana’s life after the books? Narrow it down to get more traffic.
Social Media – One of the easiest ways to promote your new Fifty Shades of Grey blog is to use social media. Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram are some of the most popular. You’ll have to find the right balance of promotion and spam. Drop some links to your blog to get some new readers, but don’t bombard them so much they tune you out.
There are other odds and ends you’ll want to research before you create your own 50 shades blog, but once you’ve got these basics down, you’re well on your way!
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