The Core

The Core

On this page, you’ll find our best laser-focused guides to getting your site up and running the right way.

Dig into our winning formula with the links below and you’ll be a superhero ninja in no time. Hatori Hanzo sword not included.

Creating WordPress Categories: Building Some Scaffolding

I’ve spent the last few days putting together a road map of content I want to write.  I have a good idea where to start with the actual pieces...

Writing Great Content

We need to talk about content.  How to create blog content and how to write blog content. Those may sound like they're the same thing, but they're not.

Figuring Out What to Write About

Having an Idea vs Having a Voice When it comes to content creation - not content writing, which is different - I’m a little lucky.

User Engagement: The Importance of Telling Great Stories

Running a blog is kind of a ballet. It integrates a lot of different tasks into the creation of one final product. There's some technical knowledge to get the...

How to Start a Blog: Step 1 – Choose A Great Topic

If you're starting a blog, your first job is to choose a great topic. Maybe you've already picked a topic. Cool. In that case, maybe you're ready to move...

How to Start a Blog: Step 2 – Budgeting. How Much Does it Cost...

In Step 1 of "How to Start a Blog", we learned that it's in our best interest to approach starting a blog like we're starting a business. Like...

How to Start A Blog: Step 3 – Writing Your First Blog Posts

Ladies and gentlemen, pull out your laptops, pencils, fountain pens, or quills and let's get our write on. (if you actually pulled out a quill, send me a picture and I'll post...

How to Start a Blog: Step 4 – Setting up Your Blog’s Back End

Now that we've come up with our topic, figured out how much everything is going to cost, and actually rolled up our sleeves to prep some great content, it's time to set...