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How much and easy to have your own blog website?

Internet is so popular that we need it everyday just like we need air every minute. But many average people who use internet think building a website is very costly and technology intensive. The reality is of course not the case.

Take my blog as an example.

Cost

The domain was registered at Godaddy.com with 1.99 USD, and later renew it every year at about 8.99 USD. The web hosting space, which I have been using for my other website, is only 12 USD per year. The software installed for the blog is the famous open source WordPress. It is also free to use.

To improve the loading speed of the cheap web hosting server, I distribute the blog to Google PageSpeed Service that is the Google version CDN. No matter where the web page request come from, Google servers optimize the best location to distribute the content of the website. This makes the speed of visiting the blog like a website of Google, it is free without any limitation of bandwidth and network traffic.

Skills

First of all, I am not a programmer, nor even studied any courses on internet or building website. How do I install my website? I find help from Google. Just Googling “install wordpress blog”, you will find thousands of tutorials guiding you step by step. Actually, WordPress team has a “Famous 5-Minute Install” which is enough to install the blog.

Since there are so many people using WordPress, never worry problems you meet about WordPress, you can find the right solution by Googling. When you know more and more about WordPress and your website, you may find you are already an expert of building and maintaining a website, or at least a blog. But the methodology is the same website such as BBS, CMS.

In conclusion, it is pretty cheap and easy to build your own website, if you like to do.

A little words behind “Hello world!”

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Every time, when I see the above words, I know this is a start of a new blog. I am not a new blogger, since I have been writing blog for more than 7 years! But why this is the first post of this blog? The blog I started several years ago is mainly in Chinese rather than English.

Why do I create a new blog in English? I think I need to explain it a bit in the first post of the new blog.

I have a domain that is short as you see www.inksay.com. For many years, the short domain worked just as a second domain of my Chinese blog, I do not think it is necessary.  Actually, maybe I was the only guy who use this domain in the past years. Finally I want to make the most of the domain by building another website.

However, I already have a blog in Chinese, which stops me to create another blog in the same language. Suddenly, I got an idea why not start blogging in English? I take it. Although the population of Chinese speakers is the largest in the world, English is the most widely used language in the international community and especially on the internet. Since English is not my mother tongue, blogging in English is also a challenge for me, which will definitely improve my English writing skills. To learn something by doing it probably is the best method.

As for the content of this blog, I have not got a concrete idea what I will write. But I think as a Chinese guy living in Europe I have a lot topics to write for both Western and Eastern readers. I think the best way is writhing first and then find those topics what I am good at and readers like most.

This is the little words for the first post of this blog. I give the name of the blog initially as “Nothing but writing” which is of course subject to change in the future.

You are welcome to leave your comment to let me know what you idea is about my blog.