How to Start Your Blog on WordPress With Bluehost in 3 Steps


Everyone should blog, whether you're a business, influencer, hobbyist, or creative. There's no reason not to, even if no one reads it. Blogs are tools for thinking and making stuff. They are also easy to set up.

I strongly recommend using WordPress over Tumblr, Weebly, Squarespace, or any of the other website builders.

Why WordPress?

WordPress powers 31% of the internet while also giving you the tools to promote your work and stand out from the crowd.

If you're looking to launch a blog with WordPress, I've outlined the three steps for you below! Keep in mind that you also get 51% off hosting ($7.99 $3.95/month) plus a  FREE domain name if you launch with Bluehost.

Getting Started With a WordPress Blog

1 – You'll need to pick a domain nameThis is the fun part. Select a domain that represents your or your own unique brand identity. You can even get a .blog domain name like me. For your convenience, you can start your search by using the widget below.

2 – Select a dependable hosting provider. Your hosting provider is the backbone of your site. Fortunately, Bluehost offers a quick and easy one-click activation of WordPress so you can pick a theme and start blogging right away.

3 – Customize your blog's content and appearance. The design is everything! After installing WordPress, you'll want to customize the design of your site so it's easy on the eyes. First and foremost, you'll want the content in your posts to stand out. But you'll also want to encourage your visitors to sign up to email lists, shop your products, or direct them to any other call to actions (affiliates, ads, best posts, etc.) in the sidebar widget area. There are a ton of awesome plugins you'll want to explore, some of which are listed in the bottom of this blog post.

Next steps

If you sign up now, you’ll receive a special offer of shared hosting at $3.95/month for 36 months (that's 51% off) plus a free domain name for a year! However, there are Plus and Prime plans as well should you want increased speeds and bandwidth.

Bluehost has everything you need to make a WordPress site that works for you. Have fun and get blogging!

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Published by Wells Baum

A daily blogger who connects the dots between arts and life.

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  1. When I started picking out my domain name it was a little sad. Apparently there is a successful photographer in Arizona with the same name as me, and there’s also a notable storm chaser…I had to get creative.

    1. Constriction forces creativity, as they say. I dig your blog name. I may bring back my URL at some point as well — right now it just redirects here….

      1. Mine is in my name as well. “Bombtune” is a take on my last name plus the obsession with tunes!

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