That was the question a friend asked me via a social network some few days back, although am supposed to personally answer him on that but because of the fact that I do not want to keep repeating same thing over and over again every time someone asks me such questions, I decided to explain that exclusively here for everyone to read and learn from.
Basically based on the above topic, I already have some vital articles on this same blog that explains them although not all but I already have a post here which explains how to create a blog but to save you some time, I will just give a brief head start here on this post.
Now, looking at the question above, I am been asked two questions which are, 1. How do I create a blog, and 2. How do I drive traffic to my blog.
Yes, these are two different topics but are inter-related, its obviously one thing to start a blog of your own and its another thing to see your blog improve in terms of traffic infact driving traffic to your blog is the most difficult aspect.
1. Creating A Blog Of Your Own
Creating A Blog Using Blogger
Blogger blogs are hosted by Google and does not require you paying any amount to start up, more so you get a free domain name which will look like myblog.blogspot.com or myblogdomain.blogspot.com I.e when signing up your blog, the domain name or address you choose will always end up with .blogspot.com instead of .com.
Creating A Blog Using WordPress
WordPress.com is free to create and you also get a free domain name that ends with .wordpress.com but these has got lots of limitations especially the inability of monetizing the blog and that’s more reason you shouldn’t start with that.
WordPress.org software is free but in this case, you need a web-hosting account of your own where you can install WordPress.
WordPress.org is the advanced blogging platform related to the latter(wordpress.com), it has got more features than the latter and even more than blogger and of course you can monetize and make money from your blog.
2. How To Drive Traffic To Your Blog
The free traffic method involves a lots of hard work ranging from marketing, use of social networks like Facebook, twitter, stumbleupon, digg etc, blog directories, SEO, free traffic from search engines like google, bing, ask etc.
This method doesn’t require much hard work as you need do is spend the money in terms of advertising. There are loads of advertising agents or companies on the internet, Facebook advertising and Google via the use of google adwords happen to be part and some of the popular ones.
More Info, Read: How To Build Traffic Or Visitors To Your Blog(Paid Or Free Traffic)
So that’s it.
Hope this article here clearly answers your questions related to creating your own blog and driving traffic to it? Please if you do like to ask more questions related to this, please use the comment form below and I will definitely give you an answer the best way I can.