Bonjour!I’m Nika, nice to meet you!
I have been blogging for 4 months now, and recently, I have been getting a ton of DMs on my Instagram and comments on WordPress about how exactly to start a blog.That’s when I realized that there are a lot of aspiring bloggers who don’t know how to create and customize a blog in the first place.
After replying to a lot of aspiring bloggers on Instagram individually, I decided :Why not write about it on my blog itself, and make things easier for everyone who wants to start a blog?
Hence I decided to start this series.I don’t know how many parts it will consist of.
This is the ultimate guide to starting your own blog, with everything that I know about it.It consists of links to other blogs that have the concepts explained better than me, pictures to make things easier, videos, free online courses and sources where you can learn more on this topic, podcasts, and SO much more.
Let’s start right at the bottom.
You’re contemplating whether to start your blog or not, planning on what to write about, and you’re probably really excited about it right now.
This is where 90% of the aspiring bloggers mess up.
Most people think blogging is super easy, glamorous, and it gives you fame and success real quick.They get all excited, and start without even knowing what they’re going to blog about.
I don’t want you to be like them.
So, before you start your blog, ask yourself these questions:-
Go ahead, grab a notebook, and write down your answers to these questions.Don’t skip this part, because this is the step that will reveal your true intentions with your blog.
If the answers don’t appeal to the purpose of starting a blog, don’t.do.it.
This brings me to the second step.
Okay, let’s assume you really do want to start a blog and you’re all about it.Do you have a planner ready?Because you’re going to need one.
This planner should generally consist of your blogging goals, analytics, scheduled blog-posts, random blog ideas, and the list goes on as your grow your blog, and as categories like “payments’ and “sponsorships” start to make way too.
Now that you’ve made a blogging journal, you might as well just go all out and be extra with it.So go ahead, give your blog journal a name.Give it a creative name that will excite you about using it.
I will soon write a blog-post about my blogging journal, stay tuned!
Now, it’s time for you to decide your blog’s genre/niche.
Self explainatory, right?
A lot of people choose the wrong genre.
You gotta analyse your goal, purpose of this blog, your personality, your interests, and a ton of different things to figure the ideal genre of your blog out.
To help you with this, I have a link to a blog that explains it perfectly:
Now that you’ve got everything all sorted, it’s time for the real thing.
It’s time to start the damn blog.
I will talk about this in the PART 2 of this series.Stay tuned!
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Thanks for reading.If you’re a new/aspiring blogger, leave your blog link in the comments section, because I love supporting my fellow bloggers!
I hope you find this series helpful.
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Au Revoir, ily ❤