Successful Blog Starter Pack
Have you been thinking of starting your own blog, but the thought of jumping into the world of blogging leaves you a bit anxious? Well, don’t worry, because that is a normal feeling to have when you are starting something creative and new. Starting a blog can be pretty easy, but making it successful does take a bit of work.
Blogging can be hard at times; it is a way where you can show your creativity, thoughts and allow readers to become part of your world and passion. If you can give yourself the patience, and dedication, then starting a successful blog can be possible for you.
Here are six steps to get you started! And remember, before you move on to these steps, make sure to have the “I CAN do this” mindset!
- Think of the niche for your blog
- Create a unique name that will represent you and the niche
- Research and choose what website creator you will use
- Pick a theme
- Start writing your content frequently (about 3-4 times a week) and make sure to include SEO
- Select and create organic photos to go along with your written blogs
Step #1: Think Of The Niche For Your Blog
To start creating your blog, you need to decide what your niche will be. The best part about blogging is the endless topics to choose from. You have the ability to select your topic on whatever you are genuinely passionate about. However, the key is to make your blog focused on topics that can be relatable for the readers. The best blogs have the most significant impacts! You want your reader to be fully engaged and be able to take away something each time they read your new content, whether it be the best places to travel to during the winter season, what you thought of the latest Chanel handbag, or ways to improve your digital marketing skills!
Suppose you are stuck on your niche because there are many topics you would like to write about; you could create a blog that has multiple outlets. For example, a lifestyle blog can include topics such as:
- Health and Fitness
- Lifestyle and Hobbies
- Business (Marketing, Finance, Sales)
- Science, medicine, and research
However, there is no limit to what you can write about! The first start to a successful blog is making sure you are excited and passionate about the niche. When you love what you write, it shows through your work.
Step #2: Think Of A Name
Okay, so now you have a niche, but the next step is to think of a unique name to go along with it. Your blog name will be almost like your very own brand, and it is a way people can distinguish who you are and what your work is about. The name could be clever yet straightforward or different and creative. You just have to make sure it represents you and the blog perfectly. Think of it as a first impression for readers before they explore further on your page.
Step #3: Research And Choose Which Website Creator You Will Use
After selecting the base foundation for your blog, the following steps are to create the website! It is crucial that you do intensive research on different blogging sites before making a final decision. Many places have various accessible features when starting a blog, and it is up to you on which site would benefit your content and represent you the best.
Some blogging creation sites are:
The cost of starting a blog on these sites is free! However, you will be limited to only a few features unless you upgrade to their advanced packages. Remember, when starting a blog, you want it to be impressive, so don’t limit yourself. The additional costs can be worth it in the long run and are usually reasonable.
Step #4: Pick A Theme That Fits Your Personality, Niche, And Blog Name
This is the fun part! Picking a theme allows you to get creative and choose a design that best represents you and your blog. Lucky for you, themes are already pre-made, so you can pick a base foundation and start personalizing it from there!
In order to select the perfect layout, there are a few things to consider:
- When looking for themes, try to find one that provides a demo. It is essential to see a glimpse of what that layout will look like before making your final decision.
- Having an idea of the color palette you want could help you narrow down your searches.
- Make use of the search bar and try to use descriptive words that would describe your ideal theme, such as modern, elegant, fun, professional, etc.
- Making sure that the sizing of the layout will fit with how you will be creating your blog. For example: Make a note of the number of columns and sidebars you will need.
- Make a list of the features you would want from your theme ahead of time. By making a list, you will be more prepared to focus on the themes that have all the details you are looking for.
- Don’t choose a bloated theme with too many features. This can affect how your blog will run in the future; you want to leave room to expand.
As long as you are cautious and create a list of what you envision for your blog theme ahead of time, you will indeed find your perfect match!
Step #5: Start A Content Calendar And Post Blogs 2-4 Times A Week
Now that your site is designed and ready to go, it is time to create content! It is crucial to stay organized so you are on top of your weekly tasks. Creating a content calendar is the perfect way to make sure you are right on track with your content. In this calendar, you can list your blog topics and the date of when you would want to publish or complete them. Think of it as a way to make your life a little easier.
After you updated your content calendar, you can begin writing! An essential writing tip when blogging is to make sure you include SEO. This will allow you to increase your chances of being noticed in the search engine. SEO is the key to a successful blog when added correctly.
Making sure that your titles, introductions, and the rest of the blog are catchy is also important.
Step #6: Choose Graphics, Photos, And Illustrations To Go Along With Your Content
It is always more fun when readers can take a break from the words and see some interesting photos, and this can also help them understand what the blog is about as well.
When selecting, make sure to choose organic photos! You want your graphics to be unique and not something that a reader could easily find on the internet. It is okay to keep it simple but adding a hint of creativity won’t hurt!
Another great tip for adding photos to your layout is making sure you are breaking the words with the pictures. For example, having few small paragraphs and then an image in between before you continue more texts will create a more engaging eye-catching blog for the readers.
You can also use many fantastic apps and designer tools to create personalized graphics such as:
These are significant steps to follow if you are beginning to start your own blog and want it to be set for success. With attention to detail, dedication, and remaining true to yourself, anything is possible in the blogging world. We wish you the best on your journey!
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Author: Rushali Parekh