3 Things You Need to Remember Before Starting a Blog

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

3 Things You Need to Remember Before Starting a Blog

Posted by Rahul Gupta
To many of us, blogging is the great escape from life's everyday hassles and annoyances. I have personally found it to be an excellent medium to share my knowledge and passion for mobile technology. The thing I like about blogging is that it gives everyone a chance to push out their opinion on something in this world, without possessing a whole lot of publisher quality hardware. All you need is a decent internet connection and anything with a keyboard.
Things to Remember Before Starting a blog
So, in this article, I am going to share 3 things that you need to keep in mind while you're going to make a blog, with my personal experiences added in there for taste. Let's get straight to it.

#1 Select a Niche

Before starting out a blog, you need to be clear on what your blog should be based off. Everyone has an interest or passion in something, even you. You need to find out what you would like to do the most and spend most of your energy in. For me, it's consumer Technology. Anything that you can buy in the market and involves a lot of choices, I am I make it my responsibility to find out everything there is to it and give people the best option to buy. That's my passion. It has been that way for about 6 years now.
 

I'm sure you have one such aspect about you as well. Maybe it's clear to you as of now; maybe it isn't. It's ok. You can take your time and decide what you would like to be known for on the internet. No idea is dumb, remember that.

Once you have been set on a single niche or even a couple of things that you would like to write a blog about, it's time for the next phase. If still can't figure out what you should stick to, don't sweat. Just start off with your favorite hobby and see how you like it. You can always change your niche, slowly, as time goes on.

#2 Making a place for yourself online

Once you have set yourself on a particular path, you will later vehicle, meaning a platform to write on. You can choose among any of the services out there that provide blogging tools for you, as a beginner. I have experimented with the number of these options comma and I found Google Blogger platform to be the simplest one among them.
 

Typically, you will be prompted to try out WordPress, because they have the most number of professional tools available to you as a blogger. I have tried WordPress myself and for some reason, I did not like it very much. Maybe because I was a mobile-only blogger at the time and there were not many templates available for their mobile editor. So I switch to another service known as Weebly.
Currently, I am using Google Blogger and I highly encourage you to try out the same thing. Sure, just as many people say, it does not have a lot of features for professional looking blogs. But combined with the right template and coupled with the right widgets, it can do pretty well.
 

Right now, I am only a part-time job. So blogger platform does just fine for me. If I decide to take more hands-on end full-time approach to my blog, why would go for the "professional" services offered by WordPress?

#3. Getting started

Once you have selected a platform for yourself, think of a good name for your blog. It can be anything wired at the beginning, its OK. Just make sure that it's kind of catchy and relevant to your Niche. Make sure that it's easy to remember so people can look up your blog after you have told them about it. This makes word of mouth marketing is slightly easier.
 

After you have begun writing about something, stick to it for a while. Try to post regularly and keep your posts qualitative than quantitative. Don't focus on writing long posts with more words. The content is important. If you have made your point in it, conclude it then in there.
 

All it takes is a little patience and a dash of determination in it. I'm sure you'll do great in this field. All the best with!

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