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Getting Started

Getting started

Once you have your WordPress account, have selected a theme and have added whatever plug-ins and widgets you would like, it’s time to start creating content for your blog. If you have been thinking about creating your blog for a while, you probably have lots of ideas.

It’s a good idea to create a “tickle file” that you can use to record blog ideas as they come to you. This can be a Word file on your laptop, a notepad on your smartphone, or even a paper notebook that you can carry around with you in your pocket. As an idea comes to you, wherever you are, jot it down. This will serve as a great resource tool later when you are looking for new blog topics.

Before you start publishing your blog posts, you probably want to have a few timeless “canned” posts that you can keep on hand for when you are too busy to write or are struggling to come up with new ideas. These can help bridge any content gap that you have.