How to Start a Blog: A No-Nonsense Guide for Beginners

A blog is a site you can express yourself and do everyone.

You can either blog to express how you feel about yourself or you can monetize it.

Now, the title, when you look at it, is a no-nonsense guide but, I’ll just tell you what you truly need to know about having a blog and content.

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First, you need a web hosting site like host gator or godaddy to secure a domain for your site. You can either make it generic or easy to remember. In short, I would make it have a ring to it so you can easily remember it. All the best blogs have a easy domain name to remember from lifestyle to food blogs.

Then, you need to pick your niche. The type of space you want to be in. For example, you could talk about food, exercise, technology, etc. Anything you’re knowledgeable about. Once you have that prior knowledge, you need to optimize your posts.

That optimization is called SEO. Search engine optimization. That’s how you reach people with your blog with certain keywords, number of words in a post, images, etc. All those factor in your blog posts and generate organic traffic for your blog. Without that, I wouldn’t have made it as far as I am today. Use SEO as much as you can in your blog and traffic to your site will gain traffic over time.

Having a blog identity is another tip of what I want to give you. I say this because not many people have an identity when it comes to writing. It shows you who you’re & your style of writing. A main reason why people are differentiated from their local blogger.

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Use images. I can’t stress this enough, using images will give the reader a clear cut view of what you’re talking about. Some people need visuals in order to understand what you’re saying anyways.

Last but not least, you need to be consistent in your writing. Continuously need to write content each and every day or post your work every week. You will never get by in this space w/o posting unless you’re already popular. It’s the sad truth. Keep posting your content with tags relevant to the topics you’re talking about to gain more reach and it allows new viewers to see the work you’re doing. It will all help in the end.

If you need any help or questions, feel to comment or message me so I can help you develop the blog you’ve always been waiting to create.

It’s 2021, this year is for the taking my friends.

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Author: Oasihene

Creator.Visionary. My views on what I see clear and my thoughts on the world.

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