How to start blogging – beginners Guide
How to start blogging?
I get this question a lot. This is because people are looking for the best way to get their message out there, be it insights on business or just personal experiences. The blogosphere has become a
Powerful tool and their influence cannot be ignored by anyone who wants to establish an online presence. When you write in your blog, you reach people interested in your topic, share your interests, and show others that you’re someone worth getting to know.
Whether it’s a business blog or just for personal reasons, blogging is something that everyone can do. However, there are some things that you need to consider before starting:
What is your goal?
If you’re starting a blog because you think it’ll be fun, don’t pressure yourself by making your blog as ‘successful’ as possible. Just focus on enjoying the process and letting things happen naturally. If you’re blogging for business purposes only, then make sure that the content of your posts is something that will help people solve their problems.
Having a specific goal will help you stay focused and do things that will benefit your readers and your overall blogging strategy. So if you’re blogging for business purposes, start thinking of ways how you can build a community around your brand or company.
What is the purpose of your blog?
Are you trying to promote yourself, your business, or both? Knowing this will help you create your blog’s content, whether personal or about your company. You can’t share things like how awesome you are if you’re blogging for business purposes only because people don’t like it when they think that someone is trying to promote themselves through their blogs.
How often do you want to post?
You should consider this, especially if you’re blogging for business purposes. Most bloggers recommend that you post at least once a week. Of course, the more frequently you update your blog with new posts, the better chances of people reading and learning from it. Be careful not to post too often, or else your readers may get tired quickly, and your blog may never take off.
How long should your posts be?
The usual length for a post is 300-500 words. As mentioned, remember that shorter posts are usually preferred by people reading blogs. You don’t want to lose them in something too long and boring. But if you come across ideas or topics that would make a lot of sense if they were posted in separate blog posts, make sure to do it. These topics can become your future posts.
What kind of content do you want?
When people think about blogging, they usually imagine textual posts, which we’re most familiar with. However, there are other ways how you can share your thoughts.