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Blogging Basics: What You Need to Know

If you are frustrated over the confusing world of WordPress, blogs and website platforms, you are not alone! In this lesson, Erin Lynum will boil down the key components of WordPress you need to know as a writer. You’ll learn things like the differences between a free WordPress website and a self-hosted site, how to set them up, choosing a domain name, key plug-ins, doing your first blog post, and more! Whether you are just starting out, or you already have a website and blog, this webinar will help you develop your next steps for building a professional online experience.


Lesson Application

Just start writing. Start with an inexpensive or free blog and just write for 6 months.

How do you find your niche?

  • Trust that the Lord can bring about your blog’s focus.
  • Remember it takes time.

Be consistent on your posts. Figure out a schedule or pattern that works for you. SHOW UP.

Getting an email list is KEY. Use a lead magnet to create interest in connecting with you.


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  1. Thank you Eryn! I already have a site, but you helped me do a little tweaking and learn things I have wondered about.

  2. Anita Kharbanda: September 17, 2018 at 4:43 pm | Edit

    This was helpful, thanks so much!! I am getting lots of spam emails and phone calls though. Any suggestions on how to stop those?

  3. Charla Matthews: October 3, 2018 at 7:13 pm | Edit

    Even though I am further along in my website build, the information shared here was comforting and thoroughly helpful. I gleaned many things that will help me tie up the loose ends of building so I can confidently publish! Excellent teaching!

  4. I am walking in faith and will soon create a blog that I believe God has been calling me to start. I am nervous and can get caught up in “perfectionism.” I think everything has to be perfect, but I have to realize that blogging has a learning curve. I am ready to start this blog! I take comfort in knowing that God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the call! I know the Lord will be with me in this journey as I glorify His name through this blog!

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