So you've been thinking about starting a blog for a while now and have finally decided it's time to take the plunge. Good for you! Blogging is an excellent way to share your passions with the world and hopefully make some money from it in the process.
A lot of people think it's difficult to start a blog and they get scared off before they even begin. They think because they don't possess any real HTML or web designing skills that it's impossible for them to even start a blog. Let me tell you that this is not true. Anyone can Start a blog. Just follow the 3 tips in this guide before you even create your blog and it'll be smooth sailing.
How do I start a blog?
This is obviously the first question everybody asks when they want to start a blog. I get asked this question by a lot of people on a constant basis; which is why I wanted to write this article on how to start a blog the right way.
I'm going to outline the steps you need to take when starting your blog in an easy to read step-by-step guide. If you want to be successful with blogging and have less headache down the road, you should follow these steps.
Step 1 - Figure out what you want to write about
The very first thing you need to decide is what you want your blog topic, or niche, to be. Ask yourself a few questions; What are you passionate about? What do you love talking about? What are you knowledgeable about? Determining these things will decide what the topic of your blog should be. Don't worry about what anyone else will think about what you write about. Be true to yourself and only write about what you're passionate about.
Being a blogger means that you'll be writing posts on a constant basis. If you're not writing about the things you're passionate and knowledgeable about, you're going to run out of ideas not long after you get started blogging. This is why you need to decide your specific niche first as it will make the rest of your blogging adventure much easier.
Step 2 - Be unique
Every blogger has their own style of writing and way of presenting themselves to their readers. Just like before, ask yourself some questions; What kind of personality do you have? How do you act around your friends and family? Are you funny? Are you serious? If the first post you write after starting a blog is loaded with humor then your readers will most likely want more of that in the future.
How you write is a big part of what keeps people coming back to your blog. It's what's going to set you apart from the competition. That's right; you'll have competition when blogging. There are millions of blogs on the Internet so it's basically impossible for you to have a unique topic. However, you can offer you're own unique perspective on a certain subject in order to stand out from the rest.
Step 3 - Check out the competition
This kind of ties in with the previous step but I wanted to go into a little bit more detail. In order to help set yourself apart from the competition, you need to do a little research. Search around for other blogs with the same topic as you're going to write about. A lot of valuable information can be gained by doing this.
Take a look at what these other bloggers are doing and figure out what you can do that's different. Don't let any details go unnoticed. Look at the blog layout, what kind of images they use, what their writing style is, how many banner ads there are, what the name of their blog is, and anything else that stands out to you. Having this kind of knowledge about your competition will make it easier to distinguish yourself from them.
Step 4 - Decide on a name
Choosing a name for your blog can be both an exciting and incredibly frustrating experience. Not only do you need to come up with a catchy name, you also need to make sure that the URL, or web address, is still available.
When deciding on your name, keep it short and make it memorable. It should also be related to the topic of your blog in some way but that's not always necessary. There are loads of websites out there with weird names like Google, Yahoo, and Squidoo. These names are complete nonsense but they're some of the biggest websites on the Internet. I'm not saying you should compare your blog with those companies; it's just an example of how sometimes naming a website doesn't always have to make sense.
Basically, when choosing a name, it needs to be easy to write, easy to say, easy to share with people, and memorable. Take your time with this and it will pay off. There are plenty of tools on the Internet that can help you come up with a good name.
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