How to Start a Video Game Blog

Starting a video game website from scratch may seem like a daunting task, but when the steps are broken down, it’s not as tough as you think. Sure, you may not become the next GameSpot, IGN, Kotaku or 1UP overnight, but you can still provide the world with your insight on the latest in gaming. You’ll need to have some web hosting already lined up, as well as the desire to constantly update your readers with breaking news and game reviews.

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Step 1:
Choose your focus. You could concentrate your video game site on one system, on a type of system (consoles, portables) or on all platforms.

Step 2:
Pick out a name and register a domain name for your website. You can register a domain name on sites like GoDaddy and Network Solutions.

Step 3:
Decide if you’d like to develop a website or if you’d like to set up a content management system. If you don’t have experience in development or setting up web software, you can hire someone to do it for you using Elance, oDesk or Guru.

Step 4:
Update your website consistently with unique content. Search engines love websites that update regularly and, most importantly, so do readers.

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