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Welcome to Futureforth

We teach companies how to reach their people.

We are a social media strategy, digital marketing consultancy, and communications company based in Nashville. Our goal is to teach you inbound marketing, social media best practices, and everything you need to succeed with content marketing including your blog, email newsletter, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other favorite social networking platforms.

Don't have the time to produce content? We can help with that too.

The Futureforth Blog

Helpful tips and articles about social media strategy, content marketing, and business networking. 

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How to Set Up a WordPress Blog

Dave Delaney

WordPress 4.0 "Benny" was released yesterday. It's jam-packed with lots of new goodies for fellow bloggers. It still surprises me when my friends and clients are using older blogging platforms. I often get asked how to set up a self-hosted WordPress blog, so I created a free step-by-step guide for you. I recommend always going with a self-hosted WordPress blog ( over a blog hosted by WordPress ( The main reason is the amount of customization you can make to your self-hosted blog. This includes installing cool templates and plug-ins that improve how your blog functions. Here's a great infographic from to help you understand all of the differences.

Give the infographic a read and decide for yourself. My step-by-step guide includes a video to help you. I'll show you how to go from buying your domain name to publishing your first blog post. The best part is it should only take you ten minutes to get your blog up. Are you ready?


Self-hosted or hosted WordPress

Get started now. Follow my directions on how to set up a blog. Leave a comment if you're having trouble too.

Start a Blog to Know Before You Go

Dave Delaney

New Media Nashville Before I moved to Nashville, I created a blog called New Media Nashville. The purpose of blogging for me was to learn about the Nashville technology marketing landscape. We moved to Nashville in March, 2007, but I started the blog in January.

What better way to introduce yourself to a topic than to start a blog about it? From writing the blog, I quickly learned who I wanted to meet in Nashville.

How to Start a Blog

Starting a blog is easy today. I recommend using a free service like Wordpress or Blogger, or if you are sharing design-rich content try Tumblr. If you want to get serious about blogging, I highly recommend switching to a self-hosted Wordpress blog.

Bonus tip. You don't have to make your blog public if you are not ready to. Consider keeping it private first until you are comfortable with it.

Ready to start? Follow Darren Rowse's ProBlogger for great tips on blogging.

Share a link to your blog in the comments.