I started My very first Blog on 17th July 2018, I had an idea in my head that I wanted to write content, I am not a professional writer, but I had a lot to say and I love to write, I did sign up with a different platform a few months before and thought don't be so silly this is a younger person's game, and didn't continue, but a few month's later in the middle of a very hot Summer I thought Fuck it, what the hell do I have to loose, lets go. I must say I was bombarded with so much information at the beginning I didn't know what to listen to and was very confused I hope I have sussed it out a bit so far. So I have decided to share some of my early tips if you are thinking of starting your very own. I am still very much growing my Blog week by week and I really do enjoy writing for you all, I hope you all enjoy what I write, I still worry I am making a fool out of myself, but I now know I have regular readers and I thank you for that. Here are a list of my very honest tips according to me.
1, Start with a free blogging site Word Press is very popular, but I found Blogger on Google much easier to use, and I liked there template's.
2, I was told to think of a niche, but I didn't want to fit into a box and wanted to vary what I wanted to say, so I choose a lifestyle blog.
3, Make sure you take your time don't rush your Blog I made that mistake and got very tired and frustrated. You will learn the technical bit click on things try different layout's, Font's etc
4, When you have your blog up and running, Social Media is the way to go, I read so much advice saying not to use it, but it's a must you just can't relay on people coming across your blog on goggle set up your own Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pintrest, related to your blog's name, and every time you publish a post make sure you share it to social media. It's the biggest tip I could give you, there is no point of writing if no one reads your stuff.
5, Make sure you use really good pictures make sure they are well thought through and related to your blog post, I try to use my own, but I have also used Stock Photo's.
6, Write good content don't just put down any old shit to get readers you have to be proud of what you have written. It will make you feel good about yourself.
7, It takes time, don't rush it, that's what I did at the beginning, you will learn something new with every item you post. Your Blog will grow I was told it takes about six months to get established and they are right, I am halfway through.
I am not an expert, but thinking back three months I have learnt a hell of a lot.