Get Your Own Blog


You need 2 things for a good blog: a host and WordPress. WordPress is free. The host costs a few bucks per month (which you can easily recover with Adsense).

The Host

So, how do you do it? Where do you start? First, visit BlueHost.com and sign up for an account. If you click the link it will open a new page and get you started. Full disclosure: I’ll get paid a referral, but it won’t cost you any extra if you buy through this link and you won’t save money going direct to BlueHost.com. You can use GoDaddy, which will also pay me a referral, or anyone else you like, but I recommend BlueHost.com. That’s who I use most of the time, and they are the best choice in a lot of ways.

The Domain

You’ll need a domain name and a credit card. Remember, you’ll be able to add domains for $10 a piece, so to get started you may as well just pick www.yourrealname.com as the starting domain. Once you’ve purchased the domain and set up the BlueHost.com account you need to assign the domain. You do this in Bluehost’s Domain Manager.

The next step is to go back to Bluehost’s Control Panel and find SimpleScripts. In SimpleScripts go to WordPress and do the complete one button WordPress install. Install it right into your new domain (www.yourname.com). Make note of the password SimpleScripts gives you, and then go to www.yourname.com/wp-admin. Sign in with the username “Admin” and the password SimpleScripts gave you. You are now at the dashboard of your new blog. You’ve just created your webpage. Congratulations!

My name is Rob Chipman and I’m a realtor and pilot based in Vancouver, BC. I AM NOT A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AND I AM NOT OFFERING FLIGHT INSTRUCTION! I am sharing my study notes and other things I’ve learned while getting my education as a pilot. You’re welcome to make use of this information, but do not treat it as expert advice.

I really enjoy flying, real estate and the Chilcotin.  My company is Coronet Realty Ltd., located at 3582 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 2A7. I have a C-150L that I own with two other pilots, based out of Pitt Meadows. Do not hesitate to contact me by email if I can help you do anything, especially if its likely to be interesting or concerns selling remote property in British Columbia.