Blogging has become so much more than a hobby, there are now a number of professional bloggers making a living from their blogs. Blogging is more than a platform to share your opinions, expertise or ideas it's also a place to build a brand and following. So how exactly does someone start a blog? It’s actually a lot simpler than you’d think. Here are 5 easy steps to starting your own blog, with no technical experience necessary!
1. Decide what you want to share
So you know you want to start a blog, you must have already given thought to the topic for this blog. Do you want to share your health secrets, start a mummy blog, share creative home renovating ideas, or share your world travel journeys? Whatever your blog may be about it has be a topic you are interested in and passionate about. The hardest part of starting a blog is finding the topic or theme.
2. Find a platform
So you’ve got your amazing topic for your new blog, now you just need the platform to publish your blog on. There are heaps of free blog platforms available to blogging newbies. For example Blogger, Tumblr and WordPress. Our favourite is WordPress due to its simplicity and user-friendly navigation. It also has thousands of website themes available so you’re bound to find one that suits the feel of your blog.
3. Find a host and get a registered domain
To give your blog a professional appearance it’s always best to register your domain name and get quality hosting for your blog. This will remove all those annoying ads that pop up on your blog page. You will also have a registered blog name that appears like www.yourblog.com instead of www.yourblog.wordpress.com.
4. Build a following
Build your blog through social media, find bloggers similar to you and see where and what they’re posting, use this as inspiration. Getting your name on social media is free, so give your blog a voice on the top social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and watch your followers join the conversation.
5. Do what you do best, blog away
And now the moment you have been waiting for, your first blog. Make your first post engaging and exciting, use a captive title and images. Make sure you post the link of your blog post to your social networking pages too.
Starting a blog can be a seamless and exciting process. Make sure you do your research and see who else out there is blogging on the same topic, and how your blog will be different. Pay a little extra to get a quality blog that will standout from your competitors.