Blogging 101: Your Ultimate Guide to Starting a Successful Blog

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Updated: July 13, 2023
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Blogging 101: Your Ultimate Guide to Starting a Successful Blog


Do you want to start a Blog?


No wonder!! The first task you will be doing is to research and go through some guidelines to help you maintain your blog for as long as you want.


Undoubtedly, Blogging has become quite notorious in our society. Be it on cooking, lifestyle, or other topics depending on a blogger's interests. However, writing a blog and maintaining it is quite a tedious task.


Recently, my friend Craig Mullins asked me for some tips to help him blog. He started his blog as a newbie but had some problems initially. He is doing great and has learned much by receiving many hits and likes.


So, I wrote my guide to help you start your blog. I might not know much, but I certainly know the basics. Hence, here are some tips you can use to get started.


Why Do You Need To Blog?


So before starting your blog, you should know exactly the answer. Some people set up their blogs and share their life stories, while others blog about their passion or ongoing world events.


You must set up a theme for your blog and then build it bit by bit. If you already have an idea of your theme, you might already know why you need to blog.


Today, blogging has become a speedy and creative way of communication. It is the best way to spread any sort of information and news. We can find millions of blogs online, and everyone wants to get heard through their blogs.


Nevertheless, blogging is one of the best ways to express yourself, allowing you to share plenty of information with others.


Also, blogging is important so that you can make awareness in your society. It allows you to share your experiences, save others from making the same mistake, or urge others to work for what is best for them.


The other best reason to do blogging is to earn some money on the side, and clearly, what I love the most about it is the PR packages!! Another fantastic way to monetize your blog is through affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, and ad revenue. Setting up a high yield savings account for your blogging income can help you make the most of those PR packages and manage your earnings wisely.


So, these are some of the best reasons to create a blog. Though it might take 30 minutes for you to write a blog post, it needs the effort to tweak it. So just grab your favorite snack and start reading the following tips.



Blogging Platform 


So, the very first step is to choose a blogging platform. Usually, people go for the very famous WordPress, and this is the platform that I will also vote for. It is one of the massive platforms that help you in the long run.


It has numerous plugins and add-ons that allow you to design the layout of your blog. It is easy to set up and free to use, with many free themes and layouts.


However there are other available platforms, but this one is hands down the best.


Self-Hosting Or A Free Alternative?


Then comes another huge decision you need to make: whether you pay for your blog or want to use a free one.


WordPress, Tumblr, and Blogger usually offer free blogs. But it works for those who are not serious about blogging and want to pursue it for the short term only.


If you want a free platform, remember it won't have your domain name. Moreover, you will have to rely on an ugly domain name, such as;





Secondly, there are some limits to free blogs. So, you can't fully monetize it, and you probably won't have the don't have the opportunity to upload all the videos and images you want.


Thirdly, you won't be owning your blog at all. I know it might sound stupid, but the free blogs are hosted on someone else's web property and can be deleted if they want to.


How to Design Your WordPress Blog?


After all the hassle and the smart choices, begin the real fun!!


You can make your blog look what you exactly want. You can choose your theme. You can upload whatever pictures and videos you want, and on and on.


The smart choice is to give your blog a professional look and customize it accordingly. WordPress has an awesome feature that allows you to change themes easily.


But always remember that your blog should represent you and your personality, and it should be designed keeping that in mind!!



How to Get Resourceful?


Many bloggers come to the blogging arena with different and unique ideas. All of these ideas reflect the success of social media experiences, but it is very important to have unique content for newbies.


However, it isn't easy to always come up with new content. Still, the blogger must express his ideas and be able to tweak the available content according to his experiences.


Though there is always time to learn and improve, some mistakes shouldn't be repeated and taken care of all the time. There are plenty of articles available online that help bloggers to avoid some of the very common mistakes.


But if you ever get confused or stuck by any chance or unfortunate circumstance, all your answers can be searched online, which is the charm of blogging.


Hence, working smartly and creatively to create a blog would be best. Sometimes, being creative can be difficult as you might have bad and good days, but never hang your audience out in the dry.


If you love your audience, work harder for them, and don't upload any content until you are sure about it, which is the key to success.


Happy blogging!!!