It’s safe to say that there is a few fashion websites out there. But, have you ever noticed that most of them seem to cater for the industry, in general? Sure, you’ll learn about new trends and clothing lines from popular designers. The only trouble is; you don’t usually get a chance to find out the latest news on particular niches!
That is where the wonderful world of blogging comes in. Some folks have set up fashion blogs dedicated to particular niche areas of the fashion world. If you’re a fashionista, and you love to stay on trend, you might want to share your knowledge with the world too.
In today’s article, I will talk you through the process of setting up a fashion blog. Soon, you too will be a fashion blogging superstar! Here is what you need to know:
Think of a nameThe first thing to do, and perhaps the hardest aspect of setting up a fashion blog, is to think of a name! You might name the blog after yourself (i.e. Jane’s Fashion Blog). Or you might want to come up with a catchy name for it.
Some folks don’t give much thought to what they name their fashion blogs. But I’d like to share with you one piece of information that proves why it is important to think of a good name.When people want to learn of fashion info, they’ll type into Google something like “summer fashion trends.” If your niche blog is about summer fashion, you might wish to include those keywords within your blog name.
Buy a domain name
Once you’ve thought of a name, the next step is to buy a domain name. In a nutshell, this is what people type into their web browser when they want to access your blog.
Ideally, you should include your niche keywords in the domain name. Just don’t make it too long, like “janessummerfashiontrends.com”!
Get hostingTo start a fashion blog, you will also need to host it somewhere. In case you wondered, a “host” is the physical server where your blog will reside. There are thousands of web hosts available so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
I recommend choosing a host located in the same country as you or your target audience. So, if you want to run a UK-based fashion blog, choose a host in Britain.
Choose a blogging platformNext, you will need to consider what blog software you wish to use. WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform in the world. It is estimated that more than 73 million websites use the software.
Many hosts offer a free automated installation service for WordPress blogs. All you need to do is answer a few simple setup questions, and your host takes care of everything else!
Stylize your blogBefore you can start blogging, you need to choose a “theme” for it. Next, you must customize its layout. For example, uploading a logo and selecting a page structure you are happy with.
Once you’ve done all that, your fashion blog is ready to go live!
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