You decided to open your own blog, Congrats! here are few things you got to think about first that will help you get started.
A To Do List:
- Find your niche
Ask yourself what are you passionate about?
What do you write about? Try to be focused.
Why are you starting a blog? Be clear about it.
- Choose a platform
There are a lot of free platforms for blogging, such as Wix &WordPress. WordPress is what I’ll be focusing on in this article. To check out WordPress yourself click here.
- Pick a domain (Blog) name
I don’t think it’s a big issue, also if the name you come up with is not super clever, people will still come back for more as long as it is quality content.
- Get a web hosting account &Starting a blog on WordPress
A lot of people like to have a different hosting service and a different storage service and then just use WordPress as a designing tool. It’s a lot cheaper. But some people get confused with that, and you could do it all through WordPress, but it’ll coast more, and if you’ll want to use your blog as a professional tool you’ll have to separate those services.
- Select a theme to design your blog
Take your time with it, there are so many to choose from!
Tip: Make sure that the theme you choose is also compatible on mobile version.
- Write content &post
I would suggest to have some post ready before you lunch you blog, so the people who get to your site will have something to read already and will know what type of content to expect from you.
- Get social media accounts
Social media is a great way to get more traffic to your blog, I’d suggest to stick to only one in the begging, either Instagram or Pinterest.