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How to Become a Blogger in 5 Easy Steps
Choose your blog name and get your blog hosting.
Add WordPress to your blog.
Choose a theme that is simple for your blog to make it uniquely your own.
Two key blogging plugins are needed to monitor stats and locate readers.
To create a blog your readers will appreciate create engaging content.
How We Started This Blog
Want to create something meaningful? What better way to start an online blog? What are the reasons to start a blog? Ryan and I made the best decision ever in the creation of this blog. Mybloginsta is our method of making money. Also, it's how we add value to others' lives.
You're thinking of beginning a blog, but you don't know where to begin. You're not alone! We weren't either! Before we became "The Minimalists," we were looking to create a blog to communicate our thoughts and share our opinions, but were overwhelmed by possibilities.
We were lost, confused and overwhelmed by the options that were available to us. We didn't know what to do to begin a blog, or how to get started as a blogger. When should we start? How do we create a domain? What exactly is hosting? Which blog platform should you choose? What should we consider when choosing the theme for our blog? What is an plugin? What is the best topic to write about? We're not even able to spell HTML!
It turns out that it is more simple than you thought to begin with a blog. We have learned many lessons throughout our journey to millions of users. Now you can use what we've learned and apply it to help you avoid the daunting task of setting up a blog.
The Minimalists make use of WordPress because it gives us greater control over the appearance and the feel of our blog--more flexibility than other platforms. WordPress is .
How to blog 20 blogging tricks to improve your writing
Many emails are sent asking how to blog, about blog topics and how to create meaningful content. The majority of this article described how to create the blog, but that's only the beginning. Now is the time to start writing and publishing your content.
Here are 20 helpful tips to help newbies begin blogging.
Find Your Niche. While you don't have to find a niche, it is beneficial. In the beginning of learning to become a blogger, it's essential to determine what you're passionate about. Running? Cooking? Being a parent? Have you found your passion? Write about it if you have. If not, then you must first find your passion.Note we usually suggest that people don't start a blog about minimalism or keto, or any other over-saturated subject. We're really saying this when we say that you shouldn't start a blog about something unless your view is distinctive. If you've embraced simple living and have a unique perspective and you're interested in sharing it, then have at it.
Find Your Ideal Readers. After you have established your niche it is essential to determine who will be reading your blog. We write about how you can lead a satisfying and meaningful life with little. The ideal readers are those who are open to the idea of minimalism and are looking to lead more meaningful lives. If you want to write about the process of restoring old cars, that's fine as well. Tailor your writing to your readers (whether it's your family members or your local community, or anyone else who will be reading your blog).
Contribute value. Your blog should be able to add value to the lives of your readers. Helping people solve their problems is what you're looking for. That's the only way you will get great quality readers to your site (and keep them coming back).Adding value is the only way you can gain someone's long-term buy-in. We've both learned this over the course of more than a decade of leading and managing people in the corporate world. When you write anything, it's worth asking what value is it adding?
Be unique. There are other blogs out there about the same thing you want to write about. Why is your blog different? Answer: It's because of you. You are what is unique about your blog. It's all about perspective and your imagination, as well as your value that you provide.
Keep it interesting. Write interesting blog posts. Particularly if you want readers to share it with other readers.
Be authentic. Telling your story is part of being intriguing. Your story is important because everybody is unique. It is essential to eliminate unnecessary details in storytelling which can make it dull. A good storyteller will eliminate 99% of what really occurs--the absorptive information--and leaves the interesting 1percent for the reader.
Be Honest. If you wish people to visit your blog, it must be real. Your blog could be a blog or could become your own blog. Do you have the ability to be the person you write about? People will be able to tell in the event that you do not. "Be the change you would like to be able to see around the world," is the famous Gandhi quote. Maybe bloggers should create the blog they'd like to write about for the world.
Transparency. Transparency is not the same as being honest. It's not necessary to share every information about your life for the sake of being honest.Always be honest, and remain transparent in the event that it enhances your writing. (Because everything we write must be for the betterment of humanity, you will not ever see photos of us in the bathroom--that's not relevant.)
Time. After you've mastered the process of learning how to begin your blog, you'll realize that blogging takes a lot of time, particularly in the case of people who are as anxious as we are.That being said, once have your layout set, don't tweak it to much. Instead, focus on writing.
Vision. Vision. (Note that we had no prior experience in designing before beginning an online blog.) If you're not sure how you would like your blog to appear, it's difficult to create an appealing one.
Find Your Voice. Writers who are good at finding their voice with time, and their writing becomes an aesthetic that appeals to their readers. Finding your voice can make your writing seem more real and more authentic, as well as more urgent. You can read more about Finding Your Voice on our blog.
We instead of You. Use the first-person plural when possible. Statements that refer to us or ours are more effective than you and your especially when discussing negative behaviors or tendencies. The negative tone of the first person is far more effective. Consider the situation this way: we're writing peer-to-peer--we are not gods.
When should you post. The question is: What is the best time and date to publish a blog post? Answer: It really doesn't matter. We don't have an exact time of day We do, however, publish at least every week as consistency is essential. It's not necessary to get caught up on the finer details, however.
Social Media. We do recommend making use of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to help connect with your readers and fellow bloggers, but don't get too distracted by it. Prioritize your writing and then social media later.
Avoid Negative Criticism and Stupidity. Yes, we get lots of bad comments and dumb questions. However, they're not our readers. They're called seagulls. They come in, sabotage your website and then flee. But we pay them no mind, because we didn't create our blog to please them. Move on and delete the comment.
Research. Research is essential. The reason we are able to use so many helpful relevant websites in our writing is because we put in the effort to study our topics.
Keep it Simple. Minimalist principles can be used to begin any blog, regardless of the genre. There is no need to include unnecessary ads or widgets on your site. Be simple and eliminate any irrelevant ads or widgets.
Picture. Your blog should have your photo. People love to see the person behind the blogger. If two funny people from Dayton, Ohio aren't too scared to post their photos on their site there's nothing to worry about.
Comments. Scott Straten's Five Words that kill Your Blog: If you want to encourage comments on your blog, you should go through Scott Stratten's Five Words that can kill Your Blog.
Enjoy your life. You're starting a blog about your life (or about specific areas of your life at least) and you must be living your life. It is important to always put exercise first health, relationships and health. Simply say, live a lifestyle worthy of writing about.
15 reasons to start a Blog
Following the Joshua Becker's 15 reasons I believe you Should blog and we were moved to investigate this topic further and create it. In which he discusses 15 reasons to start blogging.
Why is the keyword in this article. Importantly, Becker discusses the significance of blogging and not just how to get started with the blog. That's what many of these other "blogs on blogging" appear to overlook: they miss the main reason behind blogging,the why of starting blogs.
Here is a summary of our three favorite motives from Becker's list of
You'll become a better writer. Writing is communication at its core. Becker says that writing is about writing your thoughts on paper and influencing others to agree with you. Writing, like all forms of communication, improves by practicing. Blogging will not make you an improved writer. It will simply happen as you practice it. It will help you write better for the rest your life, whether you're writing a book or a presentation, or even an anniversary card. Spot on! Writing blog posts isn't just a opportunity to enhance your blog writing, but also provides a fantastic chance to improve everything you write--from texts and business emails to the novel you've always dreaming of penning.
Meet new people. "Whether it be through email, comments or even social media, you might be surprised at how quickly you can meet people online," writes Becker. That's true! It's true! Minimalists blog is responsible in large part for many of my most significant connections over the past 10 years. These relationships include long-term business and personal relationships that were created from this blog.
You will become more confident. "Blogging will allow you to gain more confidence in your own life," writes Becker. "You will soon realize you live a significant life that is unique and can contribute something valuable to other people." This is so true! Writing can help us understand our lives and the impact of what we do.
Three Reasons to Not Start a Blog
You now have 15 reasons why you should create a blog. In addition, we've taught you how to begin a blog step-by-step from our own personal experiences.
After giving you these specific instructions that could save you thousands of hours of wasted time, we also will give you a few solid reasons to not begin your own blog. These reasons are only our personal opinions and don't constitute a set of proven blogging techniques.
Money. You shouldn't create a blog solely to earn money. It must be first done. If your primary objective is to supplement your full-time blogging income do not think about it. It's not working that way.Do you think Jimi Hendrix picked up his first guitar to "supplement his earnings"? No, he didn't. He did it because he enjoyed it. He did it for the joy, fulfillment, and income that followed--much later, actually.
Notoriety. Don't plan on getting "Internet famous" right away. There aren't many sites that grow as fast as ours did, however that's fine. We were lucky. We found an excellent domain name, and created a website layout and logo that users liked. Our content was original and interacted with users. That would be absurd. This site was created to assist people in becoming bloggers and spread a message. The popularity of our site was a shock to us and was a result of a little luck and a lot of hard, passionate work.
Traffic. It's not all great traffic. Don't worry about having thousands of visitors instantly. If you can help people resolve their problems, spend your time creating worthwhile creations. Also, don't focus on boosting the amount of traffic.
The funny thing is that everything are possible. You can earn a full-time living from creating blogs. We've done this, Corbett Barr does it and numerous others. You could even become an Internet well-known blogger, like Leo Babauta or Chris Brogan.
If these are your only motives behind starting the blog, you'll be unhappy as it will feel like an employment. And if it feels like a job, you won't feel passionate about it, which means you'll be miserable or fail to impress your readers (or either).
Instead, become a blogger and write because you're passionate about it...
How do you begin with a blog without spending a dime?
WordPress makes it easy to begin your blog. All you have to purchase is hosting as described in the steps-by-step directions above.
You can also make blogs using free services like Tumblr as well as Blogger. Just be careful, because you could not control your blog if you're posting it on a website owned by someone else. This is one of the numerous reasons we choose to use WordPress.
How often should I blog
In my discussions with my students about writing, I recommend writing each day, and publishing at the very least one blog entry every week. This blog usually posts two blog posts every week. Seth Godin blogs every single day.
We advise you to remain unwavering regardless of what you do. You can establish accountability and accountability partners (your readers) by setting a weekly writing schedule. This will help you feel more compelled to write even if you're not sure what you want to write about.
What should my first blog article be about?
Avoid grandiosity. Do not clear your throat. The first blog post you write should not be a grandiose mission statement. Your first blog post doesn't have to be boring and bland introduction to your blog.
Instead, pick a topic that interests you and write about it. Use the prompts in the "What should I blog about" section above.
It is possible to refer to the first blog post on this blog from circa 2010: Be on The Mountain.
How do you introduce yourself to a blog?
Don't worry about introducing yourself in every blog article. Instead, make an "about" page for prospective readers to refer to if they'd like to know more about you, your life and the projects you are working on. Take a look at The Minimalists About page for an example. Our friend Derek Sivers also has a amazing Now page that can help you.
Why are blogs failing?
Blogs can fail for at least three reasons:
Some bloggers have poor expectations. If you launch your blog today and hope to get to have a million visitors in a matter of hours You're creating a recipe for the possibility of failure. If your motive is genuine and you're determined to contribute value to the world, you'll see your expectations change.
Some bloggers don't add value. Instead of focusing on metrics like numbers of followers or subscribers, The Minimalists focus on adding value to our followers. If you can help people solve issues, success will spring from that-not the reverse.
Bloggers tend to place money first. While it's fine to make money from through blogging (we do) however, it should not be the primary goal. Good blogs make money; good blogs can make a difference. Another way to put it: money has its spot in the car, but is never the driver.
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