This web site is currently designed using the Genesis Framework with the Genesis Sample Theme with a tiny bit of customization. Its clean and well organized without all the clutter. The beauty about using this is most of the work has been done for the individual or company wanting to jump in and get started.
A little tweak here and there, adding a handful of plugins that make things look and work better and we are off and running. But before we get to far ahead lets take a quick look at how to get started.
There are tons of web sites with valuable information about how to blog, how to make money blogging, how to setup a web site and everything under the sun. As you recall the intended purpose of this site is not to get caught up in that rat race of blogging but rather a simple, stressful and light way to use one of the finest products on the market and start a web site with as much ease as possible.
There are newcomers to the world of blogging every minute of the day. Some people just want a simple setup, effective and one that looks good without all the complications and financial strain. That is why this web site exist. If you don’t think a successful web site can’t be built with less clutter and stress. Then you might want to head over to a little web site called Zen Habits and learn. It is amazing what Leo has done with his site.
So what is the first step?
Buying a domain name. Without you will not have a web site unless you use a free web building platform and end up with a sub-domain. Although there are some services willing to include the domain name in which you pay a monthly fee. But what about using your own and having a bit more control? I like that idea much better.
I do not mention any products here on this site unless I have used or am using them. I stuck with one company for more than 12 years buying domain names and now I have used another service for the last three years without any problems. That being Hostgator. It is the company from where I currently purchase all my domain names. So if you know what you are comfortable with purchasing a name without further information I can recommend them.
For those wanting more information and not quite sure, the next article will tell you how to register a domain name.