A recent follower, nicolevaidosa, asked me if I would make a blog post on tips and tricks on how to start a blog.
I am by no means a professional, I will give my tips and tricks of how I started my blog.
First things first, make a blog because you have a passion for writing. That’s not to say that you will lose the inspiration to write every single day because that has happened to me. I love to write, I have always written in a journal, and I enjoy sharing things about my life in hopes to inspire someone. But, there are times where I will go on a spree of posting and then all of a sudden I stop. I feel uninspired to write or I feel it’s a chore. Usually when this happens I will continue on with my “break” until I feel inspired again to write. Something I am currently trying to figure out is to write a post at least once a week. I work part time and go to school full time. My schedule is very busy, if I can squeeze in one day where I can write a post, it’ll give me a break from the stress in my life. Having a planner to plan out your days is a great way to keep your blog on track. I use a Erin Condren planner and I LOVE IT, it has done wonders for me during school and even for work! If anyone is interested in the planner, I have a $10.00 off coupon for you on your first purchase! Copy and paste the link here and recieve $10.00 off! (http://erincondren.com/referral/invite/biancayeagle0513). Just know that having a successful blog is a hard job in itself, being consistent and engaging with your viewers is a full time job. A job that you do because you love doing it because more often than not you won’t get paid for it.
Here’s an example of my planner from last weeks; I am on winter break so my schedule isn’t as busy, but it’s just an example 🙂
Another tip I can give is make sure that your blog is eye catching, to have a successful blog you want to catch the eyes of other viewers. When you have a layout that’s black and white and boring looking not many people will want to read it. People enjoy looking at photographs, graphics, and bright colors. Make your blog a happy place for others as well as for yourself. When I search for other blogs, I look for things that I am interested in and I look for things that will inspire me. Engage with your viewers, when they leave a comment on your page reply back. Show them that you’re interested in talking to them and that you do read your comments. Focus on creating a bond with your viewers.
Find your niche whether it’s writing about your own life, or writing about tips of a certain thing or writing about beauty related items. For me, I like to write about everything, I would classify my blog as a lifestyle blog. I enjoy writing about my life, beauty, fashion and fitness. Whatever you decide to do just do YOU, make sure that you’re happy with what you’re doing. Don’t just make posts for the viewers, do it because you love to do it.
These are just a couple of tips I came up with! I hope that everyone reading this gets inspired to make a blog of their own and remember to have fun with it!