Basics of Blogging

Want to start your own Blog? Donโ€™t know why, how and where to start from? Let me help you take those first few steps. I am blogging from the last two years and it has only been 6-8 months I started blogging rigorously and religiously. Time to share what I learned as a blogger ๐Ÿ™‚

Starting with, What is a Blog?

A blog is nothing but a regularly updated website or a web page, typically run by an individual, it is written in an informal or conversational style and anyone who has passion towards writing can create a blog. A blog is a type of website.

It is a wonderful medium to connect with people worldwide and form a connection through your writing skills.

Next question, Why to Blog?

Introspect your intent and identify why do you want to create your own blog? Do not step into the blogging world, just because you feel it is an IN thing to do, writing a creative and quality content is a serious business and your blog can turn into a business in the long run. Hence you can get into blogging keeping below points in your mind:

  • You love to read and write.
  • You have the urge to express and connect
  • It has become one of the most popular means of communicating oneโ€™s creativity and skills.
  • You can also earn money through your consist blogging.

How to start your own blog?

Remember three things before you get into blogging:

  1. Patience
  2. Consistency
  3. Dedication
  4. Originality (Bonus) ๐Ÿ™‚

These Four elements are like four pillars of blogging, each one goes hand in hand. Initially, you might feel lost and clueless about getting views and followers. Leave that thought aside and starts writing, write a content which could helpย others, give some information, entertain others or simply connect with the readers.

Stay away from Plagiarism, DO NOT copy a shortcut to any content, even when you do it to support your facts and figures always give full credit to the original creator of the content.

Be consistent with your writing, post frequently, write a detailed post addressing all the aspects of the chosen topic.

How to choose a Blog Niche?

  • Choose a topic which interests you or you love to talk about
  • Do some market research, follow other bloggers in the same area of interest
  • Some of the area to spot your niche could beโ€“ Fashion, photography, wildlife, medical, finance, book review, food, travel, sports, poetry, mythology, history, family, law, relationships etc.

The most interesting part, Where to Start Blogging?

Depending upon your goal or your purpose of blogging, and your blog niche, you need to decide whether to pay for your blog or go for a free one. To start with you can create your free blog from the below-mentioned blogging platform, which is much used, widely acclaimed and user-friendly.

Come back to this section next week, where will be discussing the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Which will help you decide if you want to go for a self-hosted site or a free one?

Subscribe to my Youtube channel for Step by step Guide for beginners How to Start a Blog?ย Where in I will be updating weekly videos.

Much love and gratitude

Priyanka

#VirtualSiyahi

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