Blogs are a good string to your bow as a journalist – not only can they it keep your creative mind ticking out of the newsroom, they are a great way to showcase your wider interests and other projects you are working on, and keep on top of your writing skills while you are at it.

With many blog platforms available, it is hard to know which to pick, but Wordpress is a popular choice for many.

Getting started can be tricky, but Jan Orsula from Weekhack has laid out a step-by-step guide on everything from domain names to design themes, which can help you get your site off the ground.

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