A question on a lot of people’s minds these days, is how to start a blog. Blogging refers to the current trend of posting online weblogs. Millions of people post blogs daily. Blogging is a culture that developed in countries like US & UK. But it has being adopted in third world nations like India and China where very few people know about blogging and WordPress.
Why do I need a blog?
Blogs are the best way to spread your message online to the world, whether it is your personal information about your life that you want to share or publicize about your business. Writing blogs is an simple yet effective way to communicate your ideas & messages on the web. Whatever your goals are, here are few simple tips that will get you started .
1. Get The Right Platform
You can start blogging with Blogger, WordPress, Live journal, Type pad etc. which offer you a free account to set your own blog up with the click of a button. However, I highly recommend getting a real domain name and having it self hosted in WordPress, so you’ll have much more control over it.
7 Reasons Why Choose WordPress:
- No need to learn HTML coding.
- Separate content from design with easy management tools.
- Create unlimited pages as WordPress is database driven.
- Choose from many free themes.
- Search engine friendly.
- Share your blogs with social media with plugins.
- Active WordPress Community support.
2. Choose A Niche
While personal blogs serve as online diaries but most blogs have niche topics. There are blogs dedicated to technology. Some write about superbikes. Others choose to talk about fashion designing. You can choose the topic that suits you best.
3. Be Patient
At this point, you should have started writing entries on your blog already! Making friends introduces your blog to more bloggers and readers out there. No sense starting a blog with no one to reads it, right?
4. Blog Regularly
If you love writing something, you must keep it coming through your blog. Google loves weblogs and gives more consideration to those which are updated quite often. New blogs must limit themselves to a specific topic, doing so increases the chance of your blog being noticed and read by people who share the same interests as you.
5. Make New Blogger Friends
Look out for blogs that match your interest and leave a comment on their posts. Remember to leave a link to your own blog so they can check you out. Eventually you will meet more fellow bloggers and move on to larger circles and share more of yourself with the rest of the blogging world.
6. Give importance to your content
New blogs must center on attracting readers searching for your quality content and the best way to do that is by a steady flow of quality content. All the sidebar widgets and advertisements can come later. I would recommend you to keep away from these for the first few months.
7. Find yourself a WordPress Guru
Once you have learned to use WordPress, it becomes very easy to manage your blog. But before that its very easy to mess up with WordPress. Some bloggers do this mistake of starting without help beforehand and eventually give up at some point of time which is not something you started for, did you!!! Get yourself a WordPress Guru for assisting you while you kick start your new blog.
Sourish is a full-time blogger and an experienced WordPress expert. Sourish writes articles on technology and cyber security on his blog OneTrickaDay.com. Recently he has come up with professional help for assisting newbie bloggers struggling with starting a blog at HowToStartABlogFast.com. You can also do guest blogging here and share your blogging tips.