So You Want to Blog: Getting started


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So I’ve decided to spread my wealth knowledge and share some things that will help you be a better blogger. These are just some things that I’ve experienced and learned from to help improve my skills. Some are things I noticed in other blogs. I’m not going to point fingers but rather just point out tips. Now, by all means, I’m not saying that I’m an expert on blogging. I’m definitely not perfect at it. I do have a degree in Communications and many years experience in Journalism, which is how I treat this blog. So we are going to kick this off with at the starting line: Getting started.

That gif of Miley is just for kicks and giggles. Has really nothing to do with the article. Okay, so before you start blogging you need to pick what do you want to blog about. Don’t  worry about whether or not your topic is overdone or will get you to being a celebrity. Just pick a topic that you enjoy and you enjoy talking about. You can blog about cats, you can be a fashion blogger, and you can even be a blogger about blogs. You can have a blogception. You want to make it something you will enjoy doing. I’m always a fan in doing something that you love. If you love it, then it will show in your work. Hell, you can be like me and pick a vague topic so you can talk about literally everything.

Before you go set up a blog, you need to realize that it will be a very long time before your blog will be exactly how you want it. Still, shoot to be the best with what you have to work with but it will take a while for you to be like the blogs you see with the flashy pages and embedded videos that are actually saved on the site. Everything takes time. Rome wasn’t built-in a day, and either will your blog. You also won’t be able to make any money for a very long time. So please don’t quit your job because you won’t be able to blog without money. You could try but you need internet in order to blog and you can’t really do that without money.

Now there are many of different websites to host your blog. WordPress.com is the one that I use and I recommend because it’s easy to use and you don’t need to know web design. It also has a lot of quality themes. Make sure you don’t pay for any hosting. Keep it free because if you decided that blogging isn’t for you, then you wouldn’t lose any money. Just your time and effort. That’s easier to get back than your money. But just make sure which one you are using, you like. Now, you can change at the beginning but nine times out of ten, you will be starting over again. If you change, then you will pretty much be forced to re-upload all the existing post to your new one if you are keeping the same topic. I recommend doing through research before selecting one.

After you have your topic and your hosting site for your blog, start planning out your content. And that is where we will hold off until next week.

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