How To Start A Blog




Starting a blog is nothing convoluted as it might seem. It can be a straightforward process if you choose to get help.

Blogging is not just creating your brand, designing or customising your site, writing posts, getting traffic, and making money via blogging. Some checks and balances are essential before diving into blogging.

Below are the five things you must do to start a blog-


RESEARCH

Skipping this process is like you intentionally digging a ditch for yourself. Research in any project is super important. 

It can help you reduce the number of risks and burnout involved in the process of making it work for you.


 IDENTIFYING YOUR WHY

Might seem irrelevant because it's just blogging; it is nothing serious. I tell you it is a fantastic way to start any project.

There is always a reason why people do what they do or why people have chosen to venture into a particular situation. 

It might be for financial independence. Perhaps it is to get exposure. Maybe you would like to showcase your writing skills. Yes, you just want to help people.

Your "why" is not just the reason why you do what you do. It is a realisation that keeps you going when every other thing is trying to stop you. It keeps you grounded through the process of you owning and managing your blog.


IDENTIFYING THE SOLUTION YOU INTEND TO PROVIDE THROUGH YOUR BLOG

First, it is essential to see blogging as a trade! You are giving out something to get something back in return. Depending on why you have chosen to start a blog, you can get paid with some cool cash, applause, or recognition.

The only reason you are being paid is that people are buying into your ideas, teaching, training, and experiences. 

Why do you think musicians, comedians, doctors, mechanics, and houseboys get paid? Don't be mistaken; it's not because they have good-looking faces. It is more of the fact that their trade has provided a solution to a problem.

This way, those who believe in hiring them don't have a problem with paying them.


SETTING STANDARDS FOR YOURSELF

The booming blog industry has given a reason for more people to join the industry. My point is that it is becoming crowded out here. 

Indeed, my aim is not to discourage you. Just bring to your notice the importance of attempting to be different from others. The first step of being different is by setting standards for yourself and brand.

You have to map out what you want your brand to be and how you want to be perceived.

Setting standards for yourself in blogging includes deciding on:

  • How many times you want to post weekly.
  • Do you want to keep it P.G. or not?
  • What writing style you would prefer to adopt.
  • Who do you want to have access to your blog?
  • The whole aim is to stick with what you are here to do. 

START

In most cases, the advice to aspiring bloggers from bloggers goes towards the line of starting already. I will say this will work fine for one who is sure blogging is something they want to do 

It is essential not to ignore the fact that starting any project can be demanding. 

Having doubts and uncertainty is standard. You can make it work for you; giving it a try is not a bad idea.

Being that blogging is not a get-rich quick scheme, I will say you don't want to quit your day job to blog until your blog proves to sustain you.



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