What are the basic steps & tips to start a blog?

♦ Introduction

Introduction to Blogging :

The first thing you should need to know that blogging is one of the most passionate ways to spread out your thoughts in addition to your own knowledge on a specific topic. Blogging is also like an analytical writing in a digital way to analyze what you are writing. Nowadays, blogging is seemed to be the most popular and useful way for the digital marketing world. Blogging can be done on several topics and for several purposes in the different professional fields.

Blogging can be done for different purposes from different points of view like:

  • Business Product launching or promoting a blog or it can be a blog to describe the user manual of a product to their respected customers. Otherwise, a blog can also be written on any business-oriented learning matters like Digital Marketing tips and techniques, Social Media Business management etc.
  • Educational purposes to learn about several kinds of topics which we need to know for our daily life. This can be based on any kind of topic.
  • Social lifestyle blogging i.e., writing on the true incidents/rules of our daily life’s facts and about the experience, gained from our life. What is happening around us, the society, the political issues, its effect on our life everything is under it. Also, it can be like any philosophical concept for blogging.
  • Personal Blogging like sharing your personal experiences, your thoughts, your opinions, your passion, your likes or dislikes etc. You can write also stories or poems or whatever you will like to write about. It totally depends on your mood to write on which topic you will prefer to write.
  • News blogs or articles are very common and we are even familiar with it. News blogs are about updating us with current news. Recent incidents are the topics of a News blog.
  • Communication type blog means writing blogs on any kind of solution for people to get rid of their problems. That means you will be a blogger to tell the people about every the solution when they will ask you for their problems. Example: suppose someone has any difficulties to control his phone’s software updating, in that case, you will give him tips to get an easy control to update his phone’s software. By this process of blogging, you can communicate with several kinds of people to give solutions to them. This is the kind of blog to let people know about every type of solutions to solve their problems which arise from our daily life facts and incidents.
  • Another kind is like learn something and then sharing your learnings with your followers.What you will like to learn will share it on your blogs. Sharing your learnings can be like educational blogs also.
  • Poems or Stories can be published as a blog on a personal blog. In that case, the blog will be based only on poems and stories.
  • Reviews of any book or on the movie is considered as a blog. Also if you want to share your own analytical thoughts on something matters in an article form then it will be also considered as a blog.

So, these are the points of view in accordance to my thought to be a blogger on a particular topic.

Here I am going to tell some basic tips to make yourself a passionate blogger.

                                          Start a blog with your full passion of writing                                         Image Credit: Google/Entrepreneur.com
♦ Some Brilliant Tips to start your Blog now:

15 Basic Tips to start your blog with confidence:

  • Choose Topic: Choose a topic on which you will go to write. In the term of blog-writing, the topic is known as Blog Content. Now it depends on how you will choose your blog content. According to my suggestion, choose those topics which you love to learn, you want to know more, and want to tell other people about your thoughts on that topic. Because what you will love to learn, you will like to write, what you want to know more, you can analyze them with your thoughts, can tell people to let them know more on it, that means sharing your learnings with your own analytical thoughts. So, first of all, select those topics and items, make a list and study them. When you will go for writing, you will need such information which is related to your subjects and other materials. Remember Content is the king, so you have to make your content more powerful. Focus on your content, as a starter, it will be better to focus on one topic at a time.
  • Choose Platform: If you are going to create a site on your own domain or want to launch a self-hosted site, then it matters on several issues like how to present your site to visitors, its layout, its site pages, its designations, development, its maintenance, updating site’s pages views, its other features, its promotions with Ads, traffic analysing and maintaining your visitors etc. But as a starter, most of the junior bloggers like to start their blog journey either on Blogger.comor on WordPress.com or beside of that they also use Medium or on Quora . Choosing a platform is very important to start a blog. At the very beginning, you have to concern about your site’s presentations and about its site traffic analyzing the system to count both your viewers and your followers at a time. In that case, WordPress.com  or Blogger.com is ideal as they will give you every features with good maintenance and you can easily focus on your blog writing and content developing without any headache of site maintenance. It will give you a full freedom only to focus on your content and you don’t have to think a lot about your site’s page management or any other else. Let’s discuss each of the above-mentioned platforms:
    • Blogger.com : Blogger or Google Blogspot is a very familiar blogging platform, offered by Google, that enables several features included with site themes, traffic analyzer, a friendly writing pad where you will get every type of options to make your blog perfect to view. Blogger is like an ideal platform for a starter because its features are very to easy to handle. Even you can write here in any language in which you are comfortable to write a blog. It is totally a free handling site to use. It offers to give a domain name to your site address where the suffix ”blogspot.in” will be added after your given name. Example: yourblogname.blogspot.in. If you desire to promote your site, the “blogspot.in” suffix will be removed. But before you have to first improve your blogging skills. 
    • WordPress – WordPress can be considered as the second stage after you have skilled well to write blogs because WordPress has more features than Blogger. WordPress has two types:
      • WordPress.com : WordPress.com is a free (You can also pay to upgrade your site if you want to get more premium facilities of WordPress.com) platform of WordPress to write your blogs either for personal blogging or for small types of business promoting blogs. It is ideal for personal or hobbyist blogging but at the same time, you can upgrade them by requiring payments to get more plugins, features, applets to grow your blogs more professionally. It also offers several professional themes where you will get some of for free to start a blog or some of them can only be available by paying money (You can also upload your own theme if you have one of your choices). If you start your blog as more professional for any specific purpose, then you should upgrade it. But WordPress.com will enable you only limited offers like you can’t use all of the plugins under this platform and also WordPress.com blogs are basically not self-hosted, they are hosted by WordPress server on which you can’t get full control. But you will get the maximum needed controls frequently to develop your blogs as per your desires. It offers you to give a domain name for your site address where a “wordpress.com’ suffix which will be added after your given domain name. This “.wordpress” means that your blog is subdomain under WordPress host. For example yourblogname.wordpress.com. But you can remove the wordpress.com suffix by paying monthly charges or yearly charges to get your free domain. Moreover, you will get some professional plugin tools and other blog managing tools to make your blog more efficient for professional purposes, but you will get these features only when you will go to promote your site. WordPress enables more professional features to write your blogs. It has those free features to publish your new blog on your every social media timeline automatically after publishing it. It presents a professional view to read your articles as well as it will give you several types of widgets to use on your site to make it more professional. As a starter, you can go for its free offers to try to the best of your beginning level. In that case, you may get some free tools to use. But it has many free themes to present your site as professional and its widget are also free to use. Most of the beginners start their blog journey with these free features of WordPress.
      • WordPress.orgWordPress.org is the professional platform to buy a self-hosted site with its domain and it is for those who are working as a blog marketer in Digital Marketing fields or for a professional freelance blogger. It gives custom themes, that means you can also create your own site theme by uploading your own developed theme or you can choose a ready-made theme, offered by WordPress.org. Choosing means you can select a free theme or you have to buy to have other professional themes. You can add your extra needs to your site them. You have to first purchase a self-hosted domain name for your site and then have to purchase a theme where you can apply plugins and some other professional features which will make your site ranking on Google, Yahoo and you will get a good traffic analyzer with effective tools of SEO. Also, you can add Advertisements and promote objects by its Professional tools like BLUEHOST, YOAST SEO PLUGINS, DREAMHOST etc by paying regular or monthly charges. You will get more features to writing to make it best like you are one of the higher class bloggers. It will enable you the Digital Marketing or Blog Marketing advanced tools and features to launch your blog in professional presentations. But to apply it, you have to first make yourself as more skillful professional. One important thing to mention that WordPress.org is more featured than WordPress.com. Because WordPress.org blogs are hosted from your own server where you have full control of your domain
    • Medium – Medium is not like blogger or WordPress but you can publish your every blog in a professional manner and can promote it in paid methods. Medium enables a platform to tell people about your blog, like a story to spread out among several bloggers. A useful friendly pad to write and easy to publish platform. You will get followers and also you can follow other bloggers here. Medium is basically used to publish your existing blogs for more traffic and to spread out your blogs among more people to read. You will more readers by posting here your blogs individually.
    • Tumblr – Tumblr is like a social media platform but you can make your own site with tumblr.com suffix and can promote it for more audience to see. It is a platform like you can post every type of contents, that will be posted as a social media view. Also like Medium, you can post your existing blogs here for extra promotion to get more visitors to increase your site traffic at a time for high ranking SEO on search engines.
    • Weebly -Weebly is another platform to launch your creativity and it is used for almost every purposes. You can create a site with whatever theme you would like to create. As same as the others, it also shows a suffix, named weebly.com which will be added after your given site address name but can be removed by promoting it with a few costs. It enables an attractive colorful design to make your blog more creative with a wonderful layout. Also, it has the widget to make your site more attractive for promotional purposes.
    • Ghost – Ghost is another friendly platform for your blog as a starter. It is easy to handle like Blogspot, that offers a free writing pad to publish your blog in a general form. It will also give you good features to launch your blogs.
    • LinkedIn: LinkedIn is an optional platform for bloggers. It enables to connect with more people to follow and read your blogs. It enables a blog writing pad to publish your blog on whatever you will like to read. In more details, LinkedIn is a platform for professional publications. You can connect with several Digital Marketers and other professional bloggers to get help from them. It will be better to choose LinkedIn as an option to publish your professional blog to get a response from other professionals.
    • Guest Posts: Guest post means publishing your blogs on any other blog site. That means you can publish your blogs on another popular blogging sites where you will get external followers i.e. the followers of that blogging site will also become your visitors to read your blog. If you can make a good impression on your visitors with your guest post then you will be also offered from other sites to write for them. This is not a specific platform to write but enables a visitors basis or blog popularity basis platforms from one site to another. But this will also make you a popular blogger too!!
  • Give a short URL name to remember: Don’t give a very long URL name for your blog otherwise it will be difficult to remember for your visitors. Give a URL name that is perfect for your site content and easy to remember for your followers and other visitors.
  • Check out Social Media Trending News: Check out all types of essential and current updates related to your topic and study on those updates, available from other professional bloggers. This is important because as a blogger, it is your responsibility to provide your followers the regular and current updates on your topics so that people will like to read your blogs to get their daily needs to know more. Regular posts with current updates make more follower to gain success. Choose most viral topics and start writing on it. It will bring you more readers at a time.
  • Improve your writing skill: Improve your writing skills by reading other professional’s blog, related to your topics. Don’t copy others, write your blogs with your own language and that makes a unique identity for your blog. But observe carefully how the other bloggers managing their content in their blogs in point to point form. The more you read, the more you can write. Grow up your word skill that makes a good impression on your visitors and followers.
  • Confidence: Also write in such a style where you can give your followers every information with your full confidence. One thing I would like to say that if you write anything with confidence, your follower will believe your blog’s information. That means make your blogs trustworthy to your visitors. You have to build a trust between you and your followers and that will be possible when you will be enough confidence to write your blogs. Every information, when you will provide in your blogs, add your thoughts, your opinions, your experiences with it. People will like to read your blog when you will be a confident writer.
  • Communication: Communicate with your visitors on their comments and also with other professionals on Social Media sites to get tips from them. You have to keep your self-updated first to give your visitors the updated information on your blog. Communication is very necessary for a blogger. Make a good interaction with your followers on your blogs. Share your opinions and also give them chances to share their thoughts as well. Even sometimes you can also get tips from your visitors to improve your blogs. It happens sometimes when your one of your any visitor can give you extra information as per their knowledge, in the comment box. In that case, you can discuss with him on that topic and can get well ideas which you can add to your blog.
  • Use relevant keywords: Use relevant keywords for your blog headings. Don’t give a long heading for your blog, otherwise, it creates the problem to gain the high ranking for SEO. Using relevant keyword for your blog will make your blog more easily available on search engines like Google or Yahoo when the visitor will search the topics which are related to your blogs. Also, relevant keywords help to find out your blog easier to read. Use headings with good keywords that can make your blog title more interesting to read. If your blog title is able to create an interest among several visitors to read it then your site traffic will automatically increase fastly.
  • Publish on Social Media: Publishing your blog on social media sites will help you to gain more visitors at a time. This will increase your site traffic as well as SEO. Publish your every blog repeatedly and alternatively on social media platforms. This is called Engaging post. Engaging post help to gain more and more followers and visitors on the same blog repeatedly. It boosts up the SMO(Social Media Optimization). SMO is the technique to have a good traffic on your social media sites which will help you to connect your blog site with more visitors at a time.
  • Use Google Translator: Use a Google Translator widget on your blog site. So that, every kind of people from anywhere can read your blogs even in their own language. This will make your blog more familiar to those visitors who often like to read blogs in their own language or they feel comfortable to read articles in their own language.
  • Use images and videos on your blog: Use several images on your blog to make it more attractive to view. Also if possible, upload videos on your blog which will give an extra credit point to your blog. Images make your blog more professional to view and also it is helpful for SEO.
  • Give Source Links: Give source links from where you have collected all your information. Sometimes source links add an extra benefit that you have studied well on your topics before publishing it on your side wall. It represents that you have published approved information on your blog. So that people will get interested to view its original and they will like to get further information on a particular topic from you.
  • Give categories and Tags: Add categories and Tags in your every blog and mention them in your site’s front page. categories are the way to let people find out their suitable blogs to read. Tags are sometimes used to let people easily find out your topics on a social media sites when you will post them. On the other hand like In WordPress, Blogger, Medium, Tumblr tags are used severely to get more followers to read your blogs. Also, I would like to suggest you to keep updating your blogs regularly and then notify your visitors about your updated blogs. Updates blogs enable more visitors to read your blogs. Even it will present your old blogs as a new blog with its new additional information.
  • Give an About Page: Give an about page on your site to let people know about you, your thoughts, who are you and what makes you motivated to write blogs, about your site, its purposes and all. It will make a clear impression on your visitors.
  • Add a Contact Page: Adding a contact page will give you all chance to communicate with your visitors. A good communication always makes a and well impressions among your followers. Even your visitors will give you more ideas to write on. Also, give a subscription page to subscribe the newsletter of your blog.

So these are some basic before you start your first blog post. You can visit my site at Rajdeep Das which is made by WordPress.

♦ Conclusions:

Conclusions on Blogging:

Blogging can be done for fun as a hobbyist blogger or can be done as a Freelance Blogger. Do you know what is Freelance Blogging?? Freelance blogging or Freelance blogger is the one who earns money from their blogs i.e. professional bloggers who get involved in the world of Digital Marketing with their blogs. Earning with blogs are called freelancing with blogs. Hobbyist blogger who just write blogs for fun as they love to write, as they love to learn & as they like to share their learnings and thoughts just like a hobby but they do it with unique creativity. Now choose which type of blogger you want to be. All types of bloggers are unique and creative in their way. Select the path first and then go to your blogs. If you want to be a freelance blogger then I would like to suggest you research on those professional bloggers who are earning a great amount from their blogging. Connect with them on Social Media sites. Get tips and use their approved tools to achieve high audience rate for your blog. There are so many ways to start your blog career as a freelance blogger. In that study more and consult with other experts, know about their experiences for writing blogging then start yours. All your hard work will make you a successful blogger.

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Author: Rajdeep Das 

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