How To Start a Blog and How To Make It a Great One
Starting a blog can be really hard.
The first thing that you want to do when you want to start a blog is that you want to choose a blogging platform, a domain name that will get a lot of peoples attention, a hosting option. The next step you want to take when you want to start a blog is that you want to design your blog using a simple theme or a theme that will attract a lot of people. The third step is that you want to modify your blog to get your desired look and feel. The fourth step is that you want to select the best plugins for your blog. The final step to this is that you want to write compelling content that adds value to readers.
If you want a ton of people to read your blog, you've got to know what a lot of people are interested in and write about those things. Or just determine the purpose of your blog and stick with it. For example, if you want to write a blog about great places to travel, you have to stick to that and not start writing about different types of food in your travel blog. Writing/starting a blog can be hard because you have to make sure you keep up with it, and once you get followers, you have to have new things for them to read weekly. Remember when you first start the blog you have to promote it, and you should promote it through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (if you have any of these and if you don’t have a friend to help you). Once you start to get a ton of followers, every once and a while you can post a post asking your followers what they would like to see more of on your blog.
Another thing is that once you start getting a ton of followers on your blog, you will want to start on a schedule of once a week (or twice, three times, daily, or however often you can realistically manage it), but you need to keep up with the schedule because if you don’t, your followers won’t follow you anymore. The best blogging sites are: WordPress.org, Wix, WordPress.com, Blogger (if you have a gmail account), and there are some other websites you can use too. Many “expert” bloggers perpetuate the myth that “shorter is better,” that blog posts should never be more than 600 words long. When you are starting your blog and your first post; use images preferably every 100–150 words, divide the content in subheadings, edit your sentences so that they are as brief as possible, the paragraphs shouldn’t be more than 3–4 lines long, and add numbered and bulleted lists.
Here are some ideas for your first blog post: create a list of inspiring quotes relevant to your niche, how to do something better and faster. Are holidays around the corner? Write what you’re planning to do; make a gift to your users, compare something against something else (tools, books, tactics, etc.), create a list of hacks that help help solve some problem quicker, tell what skills are necessary for your niche, tell about the most common mistakes in your niche, make a post of a list of links to the best tutorials and guides, write a detailed review on a product that you used, tell about any popular topic but from a new angle, and there are others out there too. Michael Akinlaby (expert blogger) says to share a story; like what inspired you to start your blog in the first place.