When asking yourself “how to make my own blog” you probably think of overcoming technical problems. If that’s what you are looking for have a look at 5 Steps to setting up an Online Business. But don’t overlook the problems with regard to content. So even before you start thinking about domain names, hosting, blog platforms etc. you should consider the following:
Do you have the characteristics of a successful blogger?
If you want to be successful with blogging in the long term you should like writing and doing the necessary research on your topics. Are you the one to write two to five articles each and every week? If you’re not sure then go ahead and do it for one or two months on any topic you are interested in. This way you get a feel for it and can see whether blogging is your thing.
“Start developing content early: Start developing articles for your blog two-to-three months before you plan on launching it. Start by creating a list of blog titles. Then, every week write two or three blog posts. The benefits of doing this are two-fold;
Start developing content early: Start developing articles for your blog two-to-three months before you plan on launching it. Start by creating a list of blog titles. Then, every week write two or three blog posts. The benefits of doing this are two-fold;
a) You get in the habit to writing on a regular basis
b) You will develop an archive of content that you can use once the blog gets rolling”
By Melinda Emerson (how to make my own blog)
Next you should have an interest in the possibilities of the internet. You should be ready to educate yourself consistently about the media to spread your message like facebook, twitter etc. as well as the media to spread like written text, pictures, video and audio.
Ask yourself why you want to know how to get started blogging. What is the purpose of your blog and what is your audience.
Private blog. If you just want to keep your family and friends updated about you, your life, your opinions and thoughts you can set your blog to private and prevent the search engines to see your content. Only those people will see your blog that know the url.
Same if you want to blog just to overcome boredom.
Public blog. If you set your blog to public you usually want your content to be found by as many people as possible. This can be because you think you have an important message to spread or you want to earn money with your blog or both.
Next thing to consider is your audience. Whom are you writing for. If you just want to overcome boredom this question probably doesn’t bother you. But if you are writing for your friends and family keep them in mind when making up your posts.
This point is even more important if you plan to spread a message of more general concern or if you want to make money with your blog. Than you really should ask yourself what people you want to target. Obviously in this article I’m targeting people who want to know how to get started blogging. The entire blog targets people who want to earn money online.
Anyway take your time to settle this question. What problems might your audience have and what solutions could you present them. What do you have for them being unique and hard to find elsewhere. This could be just your personal opinion about something as well as some inventory ideas or some discoveries or even a compilation of what you researched on the internet.
Have a Mission to spread to the world. Teach the people out there how to reach enlightenment, how to manage their budget, how to brush their cat, how to educate their dogs, how to use a hammer, how to get started blogging, or whatever.
Decide on how broad you want your blog to be. When just starting it’s better to keep your coverage quite narrow around the niche you’ve chosen. Let’s say you write about dog collars. You could even narrow it to collars for german shepherd dogs. Than stick to this subject at first and broaden it to dog collars when your blog starts getting reasonable amount of traffic.
So asking yourself “how to make my own blog” you found here the preliminary tasks to be accomplished. Decide on the purpose of your blog, study your potential audience and their concerns, have a mission and stay very focused on your core subject in the beginning.