How to start a blog.
Today, millions of people worldwide use the internet for a number of reasons; work, school, research, communication, etc. the internet does half the job. If there is one thing that the internet has made possible- it is for people to get themselves heard online. There are social platforms to connect with friends, online videos to promote one’s self, and of course, blogging for people who love to write or get there name out there.
Blogging has redefined itself throughout the years and bloggers worldwide have also evolved into a different class online. In short, blogging is basically writing about anything online likened to writing a journal, giving business tips, or promoting products and services. In this post, I will list the steps that you can follow on how to start a blog.
Find Your Blogger Identity
The first thing you need to know is to find your niche. What kind of blogger do you want to be or what type of business do you have? This is an important question that you need to ask before starting a blog. There are different kinds of bloggers online and they talk about almost any topic known to man. For instance, it could be something about fashion, movies, food, traveling, tech, sports, music, or about your day-to-day lives. A variety of writers found their niche by writing what they love and what they are interested in.
Choose A Blog Platform
After deciding on what kind of blog you want to put up, choose your blog platform that will host your blog website. There are a number of sites that offer free hosting like Blogger, Wix, WordPress, etc. these blog hosting sites allow you to have a blog for free and sometimes would even assist you on how to start a blog. These blog hosting sites even let you store the photographs that you want to include in your posts.
Choose the right blog hosting site that will suit your needs but if you have no idea, you can always read reviews online and see what people think about these sites.
In the blogging world, your name is your identity. Other bloggers will identify and associate you with that name. You have to think of your name as a brand, in the long run when your blog will have more loyal readers and followers they will promote you to other bloggers with that name. Therefore, make sure that the name you want to use is unique and represents who you really are or what your blog is about. Also see our “How to pick a good business name” blog post as it’s pretty much the same concept.
Get Yourself Out There
Depending on whether you write about a specific topic or you talk about personal stuff the main reason your blog is for sharing and being heard. Promote your blog to readers through social platforms, post up links of your new posts. Eventually word will get out of about a new blog until you hit your target audience. And, in the long run, the more your readership will expand the more you may even earn from it.
Blogging is open to anyone who wants to write, it doesn’t matter if you are a professional writer or you simply write to express yourself, just follow the above-mentioned steps to begin your blogging, and don’t forget to include some pictures because like they say, “Pictures speak 1000 words”.