Thursday, 2 February 2017

My tips on how to start a blog!

In the past 18 months that I have been blogging one thing that I am frequently asked is how do you start a blog? Today I thought I would share with you my hints and tips for starting your own blog! 

Find a blogging platform you like!

There are loads of blogging platforms out there, its finding what works best for you! I had Tumblr when I was a teenager so I knew it wouldn't work for me starting an 'adult' blog, an excessive amount of photos of you me at six would have haunted me, haha! When I first started blogging I set up a Word Press account but did not like it one bit, it really wasn't what I was looking for! So I use Blogger and so do most of my friends that blog! It's so easy to use, you can really create your own blog where with other platforms you can be quite restricted! 

Think of a blog name that is easy to remember!

I think this can be the hardest part about creating a blog, I was originally going to use my name but nobody would remember that, even I generally don't use part of my double barrelled last name! So I went with Jess'World for my blog name and worldofjesss for my URL, inspired by my Chum at The Land of Laura! If you've got a cute quirky nickname that would work too, like Kt at Peachy Queen! Unfortunately my nickname is Stress so not something I really wanted to use for my blog, thanks Mom!

Write about things you're passionate about!

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to blogging, as long as you're not breaking the law, e.g being a huge angry racist, then you should write about what you want! You can tell when someone is forcing a post and these aren't as enjoyable to read! Write about things you love and are passionate about! These posts will flow and will be a lot easier for you to write! 

Get your self an uploading schedule!

I upload every Tuesday and every other Thursday! People know this so they know when to check my blog for a new post! Uploading on a schedule shows you are reliable and dedicated to your blog! Evening upload times are best as this is when most people are online to see that you have uploaded! You can always write your post and schedule it to go up at your upload time! 

Don't focus on your blog views!

This is a really big thing for me, you honestly will drive yourself insane if you keep checking your stats! Blogging shouldn't be about the views, although for some bloggers it is and they see it as a competition. It most definitely isn't! My blog is my corner of the internet where I write about what I want! I couldn't give two hoots if another bloggers post got 700 views and mine only got 70, things like views shouldn't be discussed as this is where it all opens up to cattiness and nastiness! If you're happy with what you're writing then that is all that should matter! 

Hopefully this post has been of some help! If you've got any tips yourself let me know in the comments! Much love as always! 


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