Have you every been interested in starting a Respiratory Therapy Blog of your own?
By working in the medical field as a respiratory therapist, I’m positive that you will have many interesting stories to share. This is one of the many reasons why you need a blog of your own, so that you will have a platform to share with the world.
Maybe you have thought about starting your own respiratory therapy blog before in the past but just didn’t know how to get started. If so, then this post is for you.
Why start a Respiratory Therapy Blog?
Honestly, there are many reasons why we all should have our own Respiratory Therapy blog, but I’m going to list a few here.
To tell stories
As mentioned already, I know you have hundreds of stories that you could share from your work experience. Most of us work in hospitals, so we see some pretty crazy stuff on a regular basis. And sometimes it’s things that maybe your spouse just wouldn’t understand. But with a respiratory therapy blog of your own, you could share your stories with other like-minded people who would be able to learn from what you have to say.
To communicate and connect
Blogging has quickly become one of the most efficient ways to spread ideas and communicate with people all across the world. The are millions of other blogs online, although unfortunately, there aren’t very many active respiratory therapy blogs at this time. This means that there is an opportunity for you to come in and truly stand out.
To become and better person and writer
I have definitely grown so much along the journey of starting a blog. And while I’m definitely not a professional writer (I’m just a respiratory therapist, after all), I can definitely tell my writing skills have improved drastically. I still have a long way to go but that is just part of the journey. When you start your own blog, you will grow too.
Start Your Own Respiratory Therapy Blog in Four Easy Steps:
1. Pick out a name
2. Find a host
3. Install WordPress
4. Select a blog design and layout
So let’s get started. Just follow these four easy steps and you will have your own respiratory therapy blog up and
Step 1 – Pick out a name for your blog
What do you want the name of your website to be? I went with Respiratory Therapy Zone because I wanted to build a community or zone where respiratory therapy students could come to find information that will help them with school. You can be as creative as you want, and can literally make your name whatever you as well. Just as long as the domain name is available.
A domain name is just simply the name of the website. For instance, mine is:
You can easily check to see if the domain name you want is available by going to Bluehost.com. Actually, as you will see in Step
Step 2 – Find a host
A host provides server space for your website. It’s essentially where all the content and information that’s on your blog is stored. This step is very important. You want to make sure you have a reliable host so that no problems will arise with your website.
Blue Host is the one I recommend. They are reliable and offer the best rates for new bloggers, so with them, you get the most bang for your buck.
Now you will need to select the hosting plan. Since you are just starting out, the Basic level should work just fine for you. Besides, you can always upgrade at any time in the future if it’s necessary.
After you select your hosting plan, now is where you pick your domain name (which you will get for FREE). Just enter the name you have in mind in the field that says ‘new domain’ to check to see if it’s available.
After you select your domain name, the hard part is over. You can now proceed to fill out your account information and proceed with the payment.
When you are checking out, I will add this:
If you can afford it, I highly recommend going ahead and purchasing the ‘Domain Privacy Protection’ for
Step 3 – Install WordPress
After you set up your domain and hosting, now you can install WordPress on your website.
WordPress is basically the software that runs your blog, otherwise known as a content management system. It’s very user-friendly and easy to use, which is why it’s the most popular blogging software to date.
So login to your Blue Host account and navigate to the
Then click ‘Install Now’. It may take up to a few minutes for WordPress to install, so be patient.
WordPress is now installed. Now you need to click, ‘View Credentials.’ You can change your user id and password later, but for now, you will just need it to
Now type your URL into your web browser and you should see this login screen:
Then you can enter the user id and password that was provided when you clicked, ‘View Credentials.’
Awesome! Now you have installed WordPress on your new website.
Step 4 – Select a blog design and layout
Congratulations, you are now the owner of a brand new respiratory therapy blog.
Now it’s time to work on the design of your blog to make it look good. The beautiful thing about WordPress is that you do not have to be a coder or programmer to build a nice looking website.
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But if you don’t have the extra cash, no worries, because you can possibly find a nice looking free theme as well.
So what are you waiting for? Now you know exactly how to start and build a Respiratory Therapy blog and you can set-up a run a website of your own. You can follow these easy steps and you’ll have your blog running in no time.
Once you’re up and running, let me know! I’d love to check out your progress and follow along with your journey in the world of Respiratory Therapy! Happy blogging!