I read an article about Social Media tips and the author mentioned they were tired of seeing articles on Social Media.  I had to chuckle because I was going to do a blog on Social Media.  Ok it got me thinking and I decided to change my blog to be on WordPress.  Now what to say about WordPress?  Since this is my first blog website and still figuring out WordPress what a great topic about how I got started. I hope those of you that aren't using WordPress or considering it find this blog useful.

Prior to starting your blog there are two things you need to decide on.  What do you want to do with your blog and who is your target audience.  Once you have this figured out you are a go, but here are a few more tips.

Design:  Locate a pre-designed theme or hire someone to create one for you that fits with your blog.  There are free design themes or you can pay for one. Check out these few websites for free wordpress themes:  http://wordpressthemesbase.com/, http://www.freewordpressthemes.com/, and http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/.  Or visit these paid WordPress theme sites http://www.elegantthemes.com/ and http://themeforest.net/.

Make your Blog Social by adding plugins for Facebook, Twitter, Bookmarks and more.  For most of my social plugins I used the WordPress website  http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/, but there are many that are that you can grab from other sources.

Use images and infographics. I love adding graphics to my blog posts.  Brings them out and ads a bit of flavor to the topic instead of just plain text blog.

Hope these few tips here are helpful for your blog.

What did you do on your first WordPress blog? Any other things for people to consider when starting their WordPress?