A Perfect Guide to Start a Blog

By Ben Stone
Last updated: October 15, 2018


Do you want to start a Blog?

 

No wonder!! The first task you will be doing is to research and go through some guidelines that will make 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 on various other topics depending on the interests of a blogger. However, writing a blog and maintaining it is quite a tedious task.

 

Recently, my friend Craig Mullins asked me some tips to help him blog. He started his blog as a newbie but had some problems at the start. Though, now he is doing really great and has learned a lot himself by receiving many hits and likes.

 

So, I decided to write my own guide that will help you start your blog as well. 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 own blog, you should exactly know the answer to this. Some people set up their personal blog and share their life stories, while others blog about their passion or some ongoing world events.

 

It is essential that you set up a theme of your blog and then build it bit by bit. If you already have an idea of your theme, then you might already know why you need to blog anyway.

 

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 literally millions of blogs online and everyone wants to get heard through their blogs.

 

Nevertheless, blogging is one of the best ways to express yourself and it allows to share plenty of information with others as well.

 

Not only that but blogging is important so that you can make awareness in your society. It allows you to share your personal experiences and save others to make 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!!

 

So, these are some of the best reasons that push you to create a blog. Though it might take 30 minutes for you to write a blog post, it needs the effort to tweak it up. So just grab your fav 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 a long run.

 

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

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


Self-hosting or a free alternative?

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

 

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

 

If you want to grab on a free platform then you must keep in mind that it won’t have your OWN domain name. Moreover, you will have to rely on an ugly domain name, such as;

 

bloggers.wordpress.com

yourblog.blogspot.com

yourblog.tumblr.com

 

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, the free blogs are actually hosted on someone else’s web property and can also be deleted if they want to.



How to Designing your WordPress Blog?

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

 

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

 

Though, 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 at 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 a unique content for the newbies.

 

However, it is difficult to always come up with the new content but the blogger must express his own ideas and should be able to tweak the available content according to his experiences.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Happy blogging!!!

 


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