You could start your blog in an instant with a domain name and host your blog using WordPress or Ghost on any Hosting Platform like Digitalocean.
When I think about it. I found the importance of building a community around you. According to your niche, you should consider build trust in the community and share things that matter to them.
In this way, you’ll surely get initial traffic to your blog.
Without readers, most bloggers who start will surely leave this carrier. So you need to build a community for getting some traffic to your blog.
You could find that I make use of Quora for building an SEO community around me. For that, I share lots of my stuff on this community. Some may find it helpful.
What I get back?
Well, If the community around me is big, I could have more potential to drive more traffic to my website.
You could check out my Quora space Blogging Net for more interesting things I have shared.
Note that I focus on high-quality content, even if it is less content. But I generally prefer long-form content for my blog Nets4.
When I start Nets4 blog in Blogger, I wasn’t an SEO expert. Now I’m learning more things with the help of this community around me.
This also helps me to write well for my blog posts.
And that’s gain for me.
So my point is building a community is necessary to thrive in the competitive blogging world.
You could understand that Google values Authority of your blog over the bulk number of blog posts.
It’s necessary to make use of only essential tools for building your blog. Make it user friendly and fast. None other matter.
If you do that way, your visitors won’t leave your website not so fast.
Also make sure to have entertaining, meaningful long-form content. It can really help you to grab the attention of your audience of any age or sex.
Choosing the best platform according to your need is important in blogging. In a later period, if you need to integrate an e-commerce store, it is recommended to use WordPress for that.
It's not about how to start, it's all about how you reach your audience with more useful and helpful content. Don't hesitate to start your blog even with no budget. Build a community for a better kickstart.