Are you an expressive person who likes to communicate with people? Can you write on a particular topic or range of topics that can engage people and compel them to comment? Are you fascinated with the Web and how it is bringing everybody together in a way that’s never been done before? If so, then have you considered starting your own blog?
What is Blogging
Blogging is simply a website that allows you to post things for the world to see. One of the best ways to conceptualize blogging is through Facebook, as the social networking site is essentially a personal blog: you fill out your profile information and begin uploading, posting, or commenting on your own news feed or your friends. With blogging, however, you are broadcasting to the world.
So why start blogging? Well there are numerous reasons: maybe you are a writer and would like a place to showcase your work or practice your craft; perhaps you are a stay-at-home parent and want to provide tips and insights to other people; or maybe you’re just in it for the money. Either way, blogging is a platform that allows you to become a producer of content.
How to Start Blogging
As mentioned previously, blogging is a platform to get your content out to the world. You need a platform to start blogging. The most popular blogging platforms are WordPress and Blogspot. In order to start blogging it is recommended that you sign up to either of those sites and follow their brief instructional.
Once you’re logged in, you will have access to a “Dashboard” which is where all of the magic happens. From posting content, to changing your profile information, and even moderating comments, anything that you need to make sure your new blog appears and acts the way you want it is done in this area.
How To Make a New Blog More Successful
Publishing Your First Post
Typically, the “Dashboard” area will have menus on the left-hand side that allows you to configure your new blog. Among them is the “Add New” under the post category. To begin your blog’s journey from nothing to a legitimate blog you’ll need to publish your first post.
Start off by clicking “Add New” post and you’ll be taken to a page that allows you to input a header (at the top) and product content (in the body). Normally there are 2 different modes of view when it comes to the body content: visual and text. Visual allows you to see how the post will look whenever it is published. Text allows those familiar with HTML and CSS to customize the look and placement of certain elements within the text. After typed the content that you want to publish and customized it with any styles, you are ready to publish.
Publishing is simply clicking the button that says “Publish”, but before you do that there are a few things to consider:
- If you want to be found online you will need to input keywords.
- Linking to another site will allow your new blog to provide additional value to your audience.
- Pictures and videos with captions goes a long way to making your content better received.
Use the information presented in this article and you will be blogging like a pro in no time. Start blogging is easy as compared to get success with it. Thanks for reading.