For all sports enthusiasts, writing a sports blog could be heaven. It can be for fun or profit but to be successful you should know everything there is known to have a live blog-feed. This five-step process will have you online quickly; you will be surprised.
Step 1: Choose a Reliable Blogging Platform
WordPress is free software used by many bloggers on the Internet today and is simple to use, and most web hosting services offer a one-click installation. You have two ways to set up the new sports blog. WordPress.org is free software whereas you have total ownership of the content. WordPress.com is a free platform with limitations; one of which is owning your site content.
It is recommended to have a domain and premium web hosting. You are not limited by the blog’s content and do not have any limitations by another service for your blog.
If you choose WordPress as your platform, you can use our tutorials to help you learn how it works. Start with our Getting to Know the WordPress Dashboard tutorial here.
Step 2: Pick a Sport, Team, or Player
The easier choice is to choose a team because the content will be easier to research and follow. Choosing one sport can contain too much content and the project will lose focus and group interest.
Choose a specific top to always create content and blog post that will appeal to the intended audience. For example start with Sports>Football>Washington Redskins>Robert Griffin III. You could use scores, game summaries, highlights, and many other topics. Research is the main focus, and is a simple process with the speed of the Internet.
The domain name could also be the topic of the blog, such as RG3Blog.com. If possible, try to use .net, .org, or .com for the domain name as these are the most trusted. Do not give up keep searching if your first choice is taken.
Step 3: Create and Customize the Sports Blog
You have a suitable topic for the blog and have set up the domain and hosting. This phase involves installation of WordPress as the server; a very simple process will take just a few minutes. You begin the customizing process as soon as the blog is live. It is simple to add various pages, galleries, and much more to the site.
Up-to-date information can be added to the blog from official player sites with visual examples of the information in the blog. There is no need for a designer when you have so many choices with WordPress and the many premium designs available to you as the blogger. You can create an unusual logo with a WordPress theme, and so many other options ready to use.
Step 4: Create the Sports Blog Content
All you need to do is login to the WordPress Dashboard; you can click/hover over the POSTS tabs on the left-self-explanatory and very similar to Microsoft Word or any other text editor.
In the side menu, the ADD NEW option will be presented (click on it); to a form page that will explain the process. It is enter the TITLE of the post in the top area and begin writing in the area below it. When the article is complete; click the PUBLISH button. Tutorials are available through WordPress on how to add content to the site.
Step 5: Promote the Blog
Use your social media sites to promote the new sports blog. As with any other project, word-of-mouth is the best sponsor. You have plenty of content on Facebook, and you can also use Twitter for promotion.
Now you have a quick and easy plan to follow if you want to start your own sports blog. It doesn’t matter which sport or team you choose, you can get started fast with FatCow Blog Hosting. Just sign up and follow this quick step-by-step plan.