So, you’ve decided to channel your creative and thoughtful mind into starting a blog. Congratulations! Making that commitment is the most important step in setting your blogging dreams in motion. It's now time to start your blogging adventure!
- 1 Where to Begin With Blogging
- 2 Discover Your Purpose
- 3 Choose the Right Niche
- 3.1 Things You Should do When Choosing a Niche
- 3.2 Don’t Pick a Niche for it's Popularity!
- 3.3 Should You Stay Monogamous or Explore Polygamy?
- 4 Find Your Target Audience
- 5 Committing to Blogging and Sticking to it
- 6 Branding Your Blog for Success
- 7 Picking a Web Host and Blog Platform
- 8 Get Comfortable With These Skills and Products
- 9 Take This Knowledge and Blog On!
Where to Begin With Blogging
Diving into something new (especially if you’re not quite sure how to start) can be daunting and intimidating. Rest assured, we are here to help you with your journey. Before you begin, we want to take you through our unique guide that is geared towards helping you make the best of your blog.
I think it's safe to say, as bloggers, we all want the same basic outcomes. They are to:
- Have fun!
- Have our voices heard.
- Become a part of a community.
- Help others and possibly our-self's as well (financially, that is).
- Learn new things in our area of interest, as well as pick up some new skills.
- See an opportunity or dream come to life.
Although anyone can start their own blog and all these objectives are within your grasp, you need to keep in mind, it takes time, dedication and the willingness to learn new things in order for your blog to be a success!
Don’t Worry, it’s Still Going to be Fun!
The 30 Day Blog Challenge team has gone through it all (Yes, we were new to this at one point too!), just like you will. However, you’ll be able to use our experiences to your benefit. With our guidance and the right tools, you’ll be starting a blog in no time. Our challenges and guides are designed to make the the learning process enjoyable, while taking your blogging skills to new heights!
There are so many different factors that go into starting a blog. It's important to know that it’s how you manage these various components that could determine whether you’ll have a thriving or dwindling site. You won’t be a blogging guru overnight and, hey, that’s totally fine! Embrace the journey, have fun and revel in everything this new experience has to offer.
Keep This in Mind When Starting a Blog
With just a little bit of patience, dedication, confidence, and a lot of hard work, your blog will be something you can truly be proud of. We honestly believe the key to achieving your blogging goals is to work on creating good habits, just learning how to do something isn’t enough. You need to continually put what you learn into practice on a daily basis.
Now, relax, grab a cup of coffee and let's get right into it! Here are the 7 most important Things to Consider Before Starting a Blog.
Discover Your Purpose
This question might seem simple enough, however letting yourself get started without having an understanding of what you truly want to get out of it could result in an unsuccessful blog. Be sure to put some extra thought into this before committing to anything too hastily.
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When you see yourself starting a blog, do you see blogging as an outlet for your thoughts and experiences? Or a place where you can provide your expertise on a specific subject matter? Or perhaps your goal is to start blogging as a means of marketing for promotional purposes that are dedicated to a cause or a business. Maybe you are just looking to make a little extra money with your blog or are thinking of quitting your job and making it a full time gig.
Outline Your Purpose
Whatever your purpose may be, blogs are a great way to build your professional network and meet new people in your field of interest. Take the time and make an outline of the purposes of your blog.
A Good Place to Start is to:
Know who you want to be in the blogging community. Then decide what your goals are both in the short and long term for your blog. Get out your note pad or laptop, write this stuff down and before you know it your purpose will be clear.
Whether this is going to be a side project you do for fun or your new career path be sure you are fully committed to the results you want and stick to your purpose!
Choose the Right Niche
Now that you’ve determined the purpose for your blog, the next thing to consider is your niche. If you're an absolute newbie to blogging, you might not know what a niche is. It’s quite simply the singular topic you choose to focus on when creating a blog.
Before you get started you’ll want to answer these questions:
“What niche would work well with my skill set?” and “Should I blog on one topic or should I blog on multiple topics?”
Things You Should do When Choosing a Niche
Identifying your niche is one of the most crucial aspects of starting your own blog and differentiating yourself from the others. When deciding on a niche, there are a few things you should consider doing:
• Pick a Topic You Love
Choose a topic that you’re passionate about and then you will be able to contribute unique thoughts to the topic.
Nomadic Matt is a great example of someone who pours his heart and soul into his blog. He quit his job in 2006 to travel the world and hasn’t stopped since. Matt found success by taking his love for traveling and putting into a blog that helps people realize their travel dreams.
• Solve Your Niches Problems
Figure out what kind of problems readers in your niche have, and be sure that you have the knowledge to solve them.
• Research Your Competition
You can then get an idea of whether or not there is still a place in the market for you to stand out. There are many paid and free applications that will help you with that, such as:
We highly recommend becoming accustomed to this tool. It’s going to be extremely helpful in your blogging endeavors. All the features in the Keyword planner are free, you just have to sign up for an Adwords account. With this tool you’ll be able to produce a list of keywords for a competitor's entire site or for a specific page. From there you can also get keyword ideas.
A great tool that will quickly analyze your competitor's content and show you how the content does on social media. The free option should be enough for you when starting out. You can invest in the Pro version later, perhaps when you're a pro!
This tool allows you to search a domain name and then receive all kinds of data about your competitor. One of the best features is the ability to see the top ten keywords driving organic traffic to your competitor's site. The Pro version of this is quite expensive if you're just a small time blogger. However we think the free version is still an extremely handy tool.
• Figure Out Ways to Monetize Your Niche
If monetizing your site is your main goal, you’ll need to make sure there are ways for you to make money within your niche. Luckily the possibilities are pretty much endless when it comes to making money with a blog.
We suggest exploring some of these monetizing avenues:
The simplest explanation of affiliate marketing is that you will promote products for the merchant on your site. When someone clicks on that item from your site and eventually purchases it, you’ll earn a cut of that.
If you were to choose affiliate marketing, you would have to figure out what kind of products or service you can offer that are related to your niche. Then find and sign up for the right affiliate programs that work for you, such as Amazon Associates or Link Share.
Selling physical products is the most obvious path, but maybe not the best one. Consider creating guides, eBooks and e courses as a way to monetize your site. If you go down this road make sure that you do your research on what topics work best in your desired niche.
Offer a Service
Does your niche revolve around a particular skill set that you possess? If so, can you offer a service with this know-how? Is there a need for this service? Answering these three simple questions should give you an idea if this avenue is right for you.
If you want to spend some cash Paid Per Click ads could be the way to go. PPC is a type of marketing where advertisers (you in this case) pay a fee every time one of their ads are clicked on. Basically you’re buying visits to your site, instead of taking the time to get people to your site organically.
If you want to know more about how to monetize your blog, our article on “5 Monetization Methods to Help You Earn Money Today” is a good place to start.
Don’t Pick a Niche for it's Popularity!
It happens quite often that as people begin setting up a blog they will pick a saturated topic, or a single niche, because of its popularity. As a result, their blog gets lost among the countless others out there that are very similar. Depending on your goals you will probably want to research which markets you can make an effective contribution to. Then you'll be able to do something different and set yourself apart from the rest . The research tools mentioned above will be helpful with that.
Should You Stay Monogamous or Explore Polygamy?
It could benefit you to start off as a multi-niche blogger. You can broaden your posts while still sticking to the main topics that interest you (like sports, fashion, nutrition etc) or is relevant to your blogging idea. One of the great things about a multi-niche blog is that you can switch up your posts. With a single-niche blog you may find that you get bored of the subject or that it is no longer relevant.
A multi-niche blog is great if you're into blogging for fun. If you’re in it for the big bucks, single niche is the way to go.
Most people prefer if their partner is only committed to them. This is the same for people who read blogs, they prefer blogs that are dedicated to one topic. They then know you are the authority in this field and will subscribe to your blog, share with others and continually come back to your site. Being well known for one topic is great for monetzing your blog as well.
If you are selling Tiny cat hats and your content only focuses around cats, most of your viewers will be interested in your product, resulting in more sales. With a multi-niche blog about cats, travel and food, you may have more traffic. Yet, most of these people won’t have the need or want to buy cat hats.
In the end the most important thing is to keep your options open and brainstorm until you find the right niche for you. Whether you're an expert or novice, pick something that truly interests you and don't forget to keep it original!
Find Your Target Audience
You may think that the content plan you have in mind is relevant to your blog and the niche you are contributing to. Any maybe it is. However, you will need to tailor your blogging dynamic to your target audience. This will increase the likelihood of attaining your blogging potential and truly making an impact.
Now, you’ll need to ask yourself:
“What are the needs, concerns, and interests of my audience?” and “How can I contribute to this niche based on that, while still producing my own thoughts and ideas?”
When you examine these questions you will be able to get a better understanding of who your target audience is. This then allows you to discover new and relevant topics to write about based on the people that will be reading your work. Once you begin to define your readers, you’ll probably want to start coming up with a strategy. Focus on building relationships that promote loyalty and growth in the long run. Your strategy must include social media, as discussed in our blog “4 Ways to Build a Social Media Presence”. It's vital in blog growth.
Use Social Media to Your Advantage
While a lot of the social media tactics can’t be implemented until you have already started your blog, it’s still good to be aware that you will need them. Yes, of course you will be able to connect with people through your blogs email and by responding to comments on your posts . Nonetheless, social media will play a huge part in creating a community with your viewers. Sandra over at Conversion Minded make's it very clear that social media will be a game changer for your blog in her article on “How to Create a Bangin Social Media Strategy for Your Blog”.
You’ll need to stay active with your audience daily, not only through your blog but also by connecting with them through social media platforms. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, online forums,and chat rooms are the most used platforms. However, this is just scratching the surface and there are many more outlets for you to explore.
Keep These Social Media Tips in Mind
1. When getting started, don’t sign up for every single social media platform. This will be time consuming and leave you with no time for a proper strategy. Choose a few and put all your focus into them.
2. You need to set some goals and plan out how you will achieve them. Some objectives you could set for yourself are:
- Increasing traffic to your sight through social media
- Using these platforms to build a community for your blog
- Increasing brand awareness using shares, mentions, re tweets, etc…
3. Staying active on social media will give you a chance to interact with your readers. From there you will get more ideas for your next blog, have a better understanding for what is working or what’s not working and be able to share your thoughts and ideas through a more casual outlet.
Getting a good understanding of who your readers will be, will make it easier to create some initial content. It will develop from there with the input you receive from your growing social media fan base and from the feedback you get on your blog. Always keep your audience intrigued and invested in your site.
One Last Thing: Do not be cheesy! Your audience is smart and they will likely be able to see right through that facade. Do what you do best and you will definitely gain their respect for it.
Committing to Blogging and Sticking to it
We’ve evaluated the importance of setting goals for yourself to maintain the purpose of your blog. One of these goals is to determine how often you will actually contribute to your blog. From there you should be able to start creating a content plan that you can keep up with.
Decide How Often You'll Publish Content
Do you have the time to post daily? weekly? biweekly? or monthly?
Do you have time to make these targets ? If not, how will you prioritize your time to manage your blog? Depending on whether you are a hobby, part-time, or full-time blogger your scheduling and time management will vary for your set goals.
Blogging is time-consuming because it not only requires you to constantly learn more about your topic through research and experimenting, but you also have to market yourself through social media and networking. Not to mention the process you go through to actually write your content. Creating great content can take a quite awhile unless you’re a bot that can type 100+ words per minute.
If You Think You Won’t be Able Keep up, Don’t Overload Yourself!
Although factors such as quantity can keep your audience interested and could mean more traffic coming to your blog, try to stay true to the quality of your posts. Posting for the sake of posting could just end up hurting your blog in the long run. You could run out of good ideas to write about, your audience could get lost in your flood of posts, or you could start to get bored and begin writing uninspired articles.
Committing to your timely blogging goals will require effort and discipline. Be realistic and honest with yourself when creating your content plan, then you’ll be sure to attain your goals.
Mistakes do Happen!
You’re allowed to be late or miss a day, be that as it may don’t make a habit out of it. You won’t get the perfect blogging schedule right off the bat. As you start blogging, tailor your timeline to your lifestyle, needs, and schedule. Be sure to set your goals to accommodate these limitations and know that the time and effort involved will directly determine how often you post as well as the quality of your blog.
Hold Yourself Accountable With a Calendar
Seriously consider creating an editorial calendar somewhere on your site when setting up your blog. It’s a great practice to get into and lets your readers know when you will be publishing content. This makes you appear to be consistent, serious, and reliable, all great traits to have in a blogger. Do the best you can to stick with your schedule, it will keep your followers engaged and encourage you to stay on task!
Branding Your Blog for Success
This is where your creativity gets to shine through!
The appearance of your site is key to keeping someone from leaving and checking out another blog. We’ve all done it. We've gone to a site, took one look at it and left.
Why do we do this?
Usually it’s because the blog is ugly, cheap looking, hard to read and difficult to navigate. While your blog isn’t going to be perfect right away, put the time in initially to give it some visual appeal.
Start With Blog Inspiration
Get your creative juices flowing with these beautifully designed blogs:
• Life With Me: The reason this blog is so great is because the layout is simple and appealing to the eye, the name and the logo are memorable, and it’s extremely easy to navigate.
• The Beast is Back: Christopher Lee’s portfolio is a fun vibrant sight that draws you in and makes you want to find out more. You will find yourself clicking through his site almost instantly.
• Local Milk: Everything about Local Milk’s design is flawless. The blog is easy to navigate, clean looking, and most importantly it features stunning photo’s of food that you can’t look away from.
Your brand will likely change its shape throughout the course of your blogging career, unless you hit the nail on the head within your first few brainstorming sessions. However, it’s a good idea to have a general idea of what your brand will look like before you start. You will have to select your name, logo, graphic, color scheme, and formatting for your site. Choosing a name is especially important, everything else can build off that.
Choose a Domain Name
Picking a name for yourself can be really challenging and mind numbingly frustrating. Due to various questions that you’ll ask yourself throughout the process.
- When you think of your brand, does the name sound right?
- Does it roll off the tongue or is it a little awkward?
- Is it more memorable or different from the rest?
- Are there keywords in the name?
- Can you create a domain name out of it and if so, is that domain name available to register?
- Are there other name variations out there that are too similar or that you may not want to associate yourself or your brand with?
Additionally, with relation to branding yourself, an important thing to think about when creating your blog is whether your name is too relevant to the trends that are currently out now or if it translates well for the future.
Can you see yourself using this name within a year's time? How about 2 years? What about 5?
Now think 10-15 years down the line, can you honestly see yourself still being keen on the name? The trick is to be simple, unique and all the while still be able to convey what you and your blog are all about.
Don’t Get Overwhelmed!
Branding may seem a like a big decision and easy way to make a permanent mistake with your blog, but don’t be too fearful about this. Like we mentioned, you can (and probably will) change up your brand at some point in the future. Take a look at major companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nike, Coca-Cola and Lego to name a few. They’ve all adapted and re adapted their name, logo, color scheme multiple times throughout their years in business.
Branding for yourself is a big task. With the right frame of mind and research, you will find something that fits perfectly for you. So, start conceptualizing and have some fun with it while you're at it!
Picking a Web Host and Blog Platform
Based on your current skills, knowledge, schedule, time available, and financial resources you may already know whether you’re going to create your own website from scratch or sign up for a blogging platform service through a hosting company. We’re guessing since you're reading this guide, you're probably not a professional and will be choosing to go with the assistance of a host company.
What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is a service that lets you post your blog on the internet for the whole world to see. A web hosting company will provide you with the technology and services required for your blog to be viewed via the internet. Most web hosts will also allow you to register your domain name with them, often for free or as part of a package. HostGator, BlueHost and IPage all offer entry level packages that include free domain registration.
Choose a Blogging Platform: Self Hosting VS Free
By definition, a blogging platform is a content management system, which is essentially the service or software that you will utilize to publish your content to the internet.
Most platforms are designed to be easy, fast and intuitive to use. Some of the more well-known companies that offer this type of subscription management services are WordPress, SquareSpace,and Weebly. We prefer WordPress because it’s newbie friendly, has a ton of themes and more plugins than you’ll ever need!.
A great thing about these services is that they often provide you with the option to use a basic package that is typically free forever (or until they change their policy, read the fine print you guys!). This is nice if you're just starting out and really can’t afford to spend any extra money, but it has it’s downfalls. We highly suggest choosing self hosted blogging platforms for the long run.
You probably asking yourself: Why is self hosting the better option? Well……
Free Blogging Platforms
Yes, this option is free and programs like WordPress.com are pretty easy to set up and keep going with very little design skills. This is where the benefits end and problems begin to occur.
Having a free blog means:
- You're bandwidth, video time, advertising options and memory will be limited.
- The design and layouts are usually low quality and will look unprofessional.
- You won’t have a lot of control over your blog. Things like CSS functions, plugin options and theme selection leave a lot to be desired.
And finally a word of caution: It is incredibly important to realize that using a free blogging platform has a major risk involved, which is the fact that you do not actually own your blog.
That’s right, you have no legal rights to your content or website!
It is all owned by the company that hosts your blog through their platform. This means all your files are stored on the blogging platforms servers and they can shut your blog down whenever they want. Everything you’ve worked so hard for will be lost.
Self Hosted Blogging Platforms
A self hosted blog is great because it’s on your own server and you control what happens to it. Most people sign up for a self hosted blogging platform through a web host. This is the most common choice because a web host rents out digital storage space to you, so you can run your site. This takes the worry of having to do this yourself and leaves you focus on starting your blog.
Other benefits of a self hosted platform are:
- You will be able to install custom theme, which helps in branding your blog.
- You are able to access the back-end files and can make code changes.
- The customization options are endless. You will have control of the layout, plugins, SEO, ads and many more features.
Don’t Forget: Either route you take, research the companies that particularly interest you. Contact their support and/or perusing the Terms of Service is always a good idea. It’s important to be aware of what is involved in creating and maintaining your blog.
Get Comfortable With These Skills and Products
If you answer somewhere between the spectrum of “very” and “I know Python” then that is great news! Skip this part and proceed to creating your masterpiece. On the other hand, if you scratching your head saying “ What the F is Python?”, you’re like most people who starting a blog.
Don’t fret, this isn’t a problem!
All you really need is a basic understanding of these things to get started.You can learn the rest as you go.There are numerous products and services that can give your blog the opportunity to flourish, the trick is to harness these to work properly for you. It can be a little confusing at times but there are resources out there that can help you get a better understanding of these skills. Below are some tech-related products and services you might want to consider taking advantage of. Most of these things are learn able skills that you can tackle yourself, others are products you may need to purchase.
In addition to the blogging platform you pick, you may also want to configure email hosting to your site for professionalism and convenience. When setting up email for your blog you will have to:
- Decide whether you will be using your website name or something else?
- Figure out, whether you’re going to purchase this service through your website host or a third party company?
- Choose what email client you will use?
- Know if you need TLS encryption for your email or does your provider already have its own secure encryption?
An SSL certificate is an important and sophisticated tool which propels the branding for your blog and keeps your site safe. It is a way to prove to your readers you take your site seriously and it shows search engines such as Google that you are adhering to their requirements with relation to SEO services. Google will rank you on their top pages with keyword searches because your blog is considered a trusted site with SSL.
SSL is typically offered by most registrars and some hosting companies as well, though it’s not a cheap service. Shopping around to get quotes for the SSL packages that interest you could help you save money on this service.
Do you know what kind of functionality you would like your site to have? Things like social media widgets, security widgets (Sucuri and bulletproof security for example), comments/feedback pages, easy SEO formatting and other options are all available usually with one click of a button.
Well you may not know exactly what plugins you require now, there isn’t much skill needed to install and use them. Various plugins are offered by your host or blogging platform. Your options are unlimited, just be careful if you going to be installing multiple plugins because some software updates or widget updates can potentially interfere with your site’s layout, theme, security and overall functionality.
Very simply, ads help generate revenue for your site. There are several different ways you can go about getting advertisers on your blogging site. There’s the old-fashioned way where you simply approach these companies and ask them directly whether you can advertise for them. Sure this seems a little forward, but the worst thing that can happen is that they say “no”.
Another option is to sign yourself up for an ad program that is specifically geared towards bloggers. Once you get the go-ahead from a company to start advertising for them you can incorporate these ads on your blog through pop-ups, pay-per-click ads, and paid reviews to name a few.
Have you ever been in the middle of writing a paper and your computer just decides it’s had enough for the day. Then it decides to shut down or freezes right in front of you?
Yup, of course you have! We’ve all been through this agony.
You end up losing your work for good and have to start all over again. You try to replicate what you wrote but it just doesn’t quite sound the same does it? Well, your blog is kind of like that, too. It is at risk of being hacked, disappearing, getting affected by a plugin, update, or a problem related to your web host, registrar or blog platform company.
How will you get the information back to populate the contents of your entire website?
Research backups for your site including backup plugins and save a copy (or several) to your computer and external HD if you’ve got one. Maybe even put that external HD in a fireproof box, just to be on the safe side.
Search Engine Optimization is the essence of good marketing. By optimizing your blog posts and website pages you are effectively making your website more visible to people who are searching for keywords associated with your brand. It will help your blog get noticed and therefore bring more visitors to your site.
There are many companies out there that specialize in SEO services and will provide you with the tools and resources you need to boost your ranking. However, it can be expensive and in reality you don’t need to pay these people. There are plenty of excellent videos and guides out there that can teach you the basics.
You’re probably thinking to yourself: Design is just something that I won’t be able to do on my own.
Well, You're Wrong! There are a some things to think about when designing a blog, this doesn’t mean you won’t be able to handle it. When thinking about design, consider:
- Purchasing a pre-designed theme that’s simple and easy to customize.
- When you come across a theme you really like, do some research first. There are sites and forums that will give you a better idea of the capabilities a theme has.
- Choose a theme that has a forum for it. This will be your best friend when starting a blog, if you run into a problem, you are almost always able to find the answer there.
- Make sure the layout is clear and aesthetically pleasing.
- Check the navigation. Is it straight forward or confusing?
- Speaking from experience, playing around with the design of your blog can be finicky at first. However there are plenty of amazing tutorials and forums that can get you through the process.
Having an online presence is key for any type of blogger. It allows you to get to know your audience and therefore be able to publish content that they would be interested in. It also gives you the opportunity to network and expand your community.
There isn’t much of a learning curve with social media. Sign up for a few platforms, do some research on how to make your presence be known and make sure you contribute and interact with your followers on a regular basis. We suggest starting with big ones, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,Pinterest, SnapChat, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube etc.
Tech Savvy or Not You’re Capable of Handling These Tasks!
It may be a bit complicated at first, just keep at it and continue learning. Think of all the money you will save and how accomplished you will feel with all your new skills.
Even with all your mad skills, you may have to spend some money on products. There are some things in life you just can’t avoid. As with most online products and services, there are extra costs involved. So, it’s a really good idea to shop around and take note of the prices from each company before you sign up for anything.
Take This Knowledge and Blog On!
Starting your blog will take time, it won’t happen overnight and that’s absolutely fine!
It happens far too often that people will give up and abandon starting a blog before they have given it a real opportunity to develop into what they had originally hoped it would be. Take precaution to avoid this behavior. Live by your goals and just keep at it as best you can.
A good tip to maintain a fresh mind and to keep writer's block as far away as possible is to: Write something every single day, even if it doesn’t actually pertain to your blog. Consistently writing for yourself will help you get into a routine. This will in turn, make it easier for you to write for your blog.
And if you do end up getting that pesky writer’s block, try these tricks:
- Simply write something awful. Seriously! Not only is it kind of fun because you know you can literally write whatever you want with no purpose, but it keeps your mind working and promotes consistency.
- Write about your dreams when you wake up. Starting your day by writing, can change your whole perception and make you more eager to get to blogging. Plus you never know, maybe you will come up with your next big blog idea!
Try not to get discouraged and most importantly do not under any circumstance give up! There will be times when it seems like you are blogging to nobody and your traffic is basically nonexistent but this is normal for a new blogging site. Push past that, you will eventually find your audience.
Know What You're Getting Into to Succeed
You are now equipped with the basic knowledge and tools you will need to begin your journey as an avid blogger. Keep in mind, while these are the 7 crucial things to consider before you dive into your new project, there are so many other factors involved.
The best way for you to know what to expect and therefore feel more comfortable is:
Through experience, practice, research and the willingness to learn.
We’ve All Felt Your Pain
Almost everyone who has decided to start something new has started out feeling the same way as you do right now. Don’t be overwhelmed and try your best not worry about being perfect right off the bat. Unless you’re superhuman, you’re going to go through quite a bit of trial and error when starting a blog. No matter how ready you are now, the first big step is just making that initial commitment to start and being proud of yourself for doing so.
Throughout your time as a blogger, make room for error, learn from your mistakes, in fact, embrace them! Mistakes are what guide you and build you up to reach your potential. Take on each challenge with strength, enthusiasm, and courage.
Always Remember – You’ve Got This!
This new adventure you are about to embark upon will be a great learning experience for you and at the end of the day, just do what feels right for you and the vision you have set out for your blog. It is your blog after all. The thought of starting your blog doesn’t have to be scary and it shouldn’t be a chore. It is time to get excited about starting a blog and the future of your blogging career. A successful blog is attainable and waiting for you. Just be confident in yourself and work towards your goals.
Happy Blogging Friends!
Wendy Mullett says
Do you bloggers feel my blog is Too negative. I have not had one hit yet, in what I thought was a popular niche that I knew something about and that was obesity in children for starters, then adults. I have had that page up for a week or so now even changing the format and fixing tech glitches has not done anything. I am putting the bits on facebook to try to get any response and the only lady who did respond was a lady just to prove it was working! Advice please form the bloggers or admin- I do not care!