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How to start blogging?

 
 
Vuvansy
 
Reply Fri 8 May, 2020 03:04 am
Hi everyone,
I have been having the desire to start a personal blog for years but for many reasons I was not able to start. I had no time. I’m afraid of failure. I’m concerned about the cost of running and maintaining it and lack of knowledge and experience.
Can you tell me exactly how to begin?
I have searched for instructions on internet but there a lot of it and it’s confusing. I don’t know what the right way is.
The reason why I want to start blogging is first of all to express myself, to share my experience... and to earn money (because I am really into the idea of one day I will be able to earn a living by blogging)...
And,
Can I start with a free blog?
What platform should I choose?
 
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 8 May, 2020 05:16 am
@Vuvansy,
Of course you can start free. Use Wordpress. It is far more versatile than anything else.

Before you start, consider what you are going to write about. Don't say "everything". That is a surefire way to create writer's block. No lie. Limits help with creativity.

Write up a list of topics. This is freeform brainstorming. Let's say you want to write about music. Is that jazz, hip hop, country, acid rock, something else? Is it about concerts you've attended, or history, or songs you write? See where I am going with this? Specificity is your friend.

Consider the look and feel of the blog. Can you draw, design, or take pictures? Then you own all of that intellectual property.

If you can't, then either use public domain images (NASA has a bunch) or buy images. Check licenses on free images very carefully, to be sure you're not stealing anyone's work. I'm not kidding.

Don't blog more than maybe 3 times per week. Create a schedule (say, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday) and stick with it. Wordpress has a scheduling feature-- use it. And if you're inspired one day, write a few posts and schedule them into the future.

Standard blog length should be at least 900 or so words.

Tweet links to your blog or post the links on your Facebook wall. Don't expect to draw a large audience. There's nothing wrong with that. Most blogs don't have huge audiences.

I have been blogging for over 11 years and have a Master's in Interactive Media . This is how I do it, and how I was taught.
Vuvansy
 
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Reply Fri 8 May, 2020 01:04 pm
@jespah,
Would it be ok to begin with blogspot?
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