According to Google, How to start a blog is searched for around 90,500 times per month!
Well…when it comes to starting a blog the best advice I can ever give you is just jump straight in. Don’t worry about whether your first post is absolutely perfect or if your logo needs adjusting. Just write that initial post and press publish. There you’re done, you’re a blogger. The rest can be dealt with later.
The truth is, if you let things like design, worry or perfectionism get in your way then you’ll never start. Even after 8 years I’m still tinkering about, changing things, experimenting with different styles. And that’s what’s so great about blogging, it’s an outlet that allows you to evolve and change whenever you want to.
So essentially, tip number one on how to start a blog is…just get on with it.
But when you’ve posted your first post – what next?
Here are some tips on how to start a blog
Write about what you love and what you know! It’s important to write about things you love and feel passionate about. After all, if you can’t convey your passion for it in your writing, why is your reader going to get excited about it? As a blogger no one is expecting you to have all the answers but showing you love a subject should be apparent.
Eventually, hone in on a niche. Not every blogger needs to write about one specific subject. For example, if you’re a lifestyle blogger then you’ve a wide scope that you can blog about. However, if you want to take your blog to the next level, eventually, you have to start focussing on one or two areas, this should be easy once you get to know your audience. But don’t rush to find your niche, as your blog evolves you’ll naturally find what you enjoy writing about the most (and what your readers enjoy too).
Don’t obsess over how your blog looks. I mentioned this earlier but I can’t tell you enough how much time you’ll waste obsessing over design. Your design will never be perfect – at least not to you – and there will always be something you want to change. Don’t let your obsession over how it looks take you away from what’s most important – content.
Take a course. Taking a course will help you hone your skills and introduce you to a new community of bloggers. My course Your Blog, Your Way is open NOW by the way 😉
Be consistent. There are times when your blog will have to go on the back burner. But generally try to stick to the same amount of posts each week and if you can stick to the same days too. That’ll help the audience know when you’ve updated your blog and they’ll start looking forward to your posts. Continue reading