5 Introductory Tips to Blogging


August 14, 2012 , , ,

Blogging is considered to be one of the most lucrative past-time of today. Blogger tab can now be placed side-by-side with Twitter and Facebook, or even your Yahoo Messenger. Since most of our daily tasks now involve the use of the internet, this can form part of our day-to-day activities, needless to say that it pays quite well enough in order for you to afford some comforts in life such as a few cups of coffee a week from Starbucks, or a monthly spa at a posh hotel, or even a designer bag at the end of the year. The thing is, writing is not as easy as people think it is. Ideas don’t flow like the river and having your reader count may rise just as much as your savings account interest. Here are a few tips to consider before starting your own blog.

1. Name your forte.

A common mistake of bloggers is to try to write about anything and almost everything in their blog site—be it about health, traveling, fashion, and technology. It is easier to keep the ideas flowing when you focus on a general topic (i. e. culture, fashion) and write about its subtopics. It is better if you write about something that you are personally interested about, instead of merely joining the bandwagon. The general topic of your blog will also help you determine how you will name your address and how you will design your page.

2. Stand out.

Always remember that there are a million and one blogs out there, talking about another million and one topics under the sun. How will you stand out? Create a signature in the way you write your entries so as to avoid getting copied. Try to create a positive image of yourself that when readers see your blog, they will see you in it.

Whom do you expect to read your blog– Children, parents of toddlers, single moms, fashionistas, or adolescents with raging hormones? Then focus on them. What do they want? Remember not to lose yourself in the process, though.

3. Commitment.

Foresee that blogging is not a “just for today” job. It is a continuous process of researching, learning, and experiencing. Consequently, it is an incessant process of writing and proofreading. So I suggest that unless writing is one of your favorite hobbies or past-times, you may want to reconsider your starting a blog. You need to invest time, energy, and sometimes, money to create something pleasant and wonderful.

4. Financial considerations.


How are you supposed to sustain your blog financially? Is it just going to be a hobby? Maybe you can subscribe to blogger for free. Are you going to employ some kinds of advertising in your page? Maybe you can look around for the best deals in town.

5. Consider your privacy.

Are you going to use a pen name or should you display your real name? Sure you wouldn’t want to worry about someone running after you with a dagger because you offended them in some ways, right? Of course one basic point in putting up a blog is to share wonderful things. Blogging is definitely not a place to put other people down. If you really can’t control it, maybe you should use a pen name to voice out your opinions.

Have you established credibility in your “area of expertise”? You may want to display your name so that people will know the entries are from a credible source. Just bear in mind that once you publish your name, you are also placing yourself under the public’s criticism, so be careful.

Blogging is one of the many good things you can do over the net. To the people who really love to write, this may even serve as an outlet of creativity, and help them relieve stress. But if it’s all about making money, this may not be a sustainable reason for you to create a blog. So think hard and remember that good things come to those who wait.

Author bio:

Celina Conner is a Yoga Instructor, an alumna of Marketing Management at Martin College Australia and a mother of a beautiful daughter, Krizia. She has a passion in cooking and formulating vegan recipes. Follow her adventures on her Twitter.


0 thoughts on “5 Introductory Tips to Blogging”
  1. I know blog is a place where many people can relive stress after writing. And some people can meet their need to stand out their blog with the tips you gave us,

  2. It has been some time since I started blogging as a career. The first mistake I made was quitting my day job right away way before I could become an established blogger. The other was to launch blogs without regard to any particular niche. Now when I look back it horrifies me what type of blunders I committed. But if newbies take these advices seriously they will have an excellent career in blogging right from the start and they won’t have to face the difficulties we faced back in our time.

  3. Introduction to blogs would definitely be more easier after reading your post. People would find it more interesting and any hesitation or queries would definitely be wiped out. I really love Blogging and also find your post to be very informative.

  4. Blogging is a fun thing for me, although sometimes it’s also become a headache. Developing a blog is similar to maintaining a pet. Seeing it grow and develop are the proudest and fun things for me.

  5. These 5 tips are really very important tips for blogging but i want to add some more tips to become a successful blogger as i read on many blogs. (1) Be regular (2)Be patient (3)Develop learning attitude. Thanks to the author for sharing this article

  6. These are great tips for the newbies. Commitment is very important as far as blogging is concerned. Thanks for this informative share.

  7. A great share!! These tips are like the word of wisdom for the people who are new in the arena of blogging. Standing out in the vast population of the blogs is indeed needed, the blogger should make dedicated efforts to make his blogs stand out. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips.

  8. Thanks for sharing your valuable insights, I’ve been blogging for as long as I can remember but it still pays to go back to the basics once in awhile to keep myself in the loop and well-calibrated with industry standards. More power!

  9. If only I came across an article like this when I was starting out, it would have made starting my blog a lot easier. I would have avoided so many mistakes. Thanks for this post. I am sure it will be very helpful to the people who are contemplating on starting a blog more so those who just started! 🙂

  10. Thank you for sharing these tips, they are really useful, especially for beginners in the world of beginning. Standing out in blogs is extremely important and people should make the effort to be unique, so that there blogs are more popular.

  11. That introductory class explains what a blog is and what it can do for a writer. It will cover several blogging software options, the basics on how to set up a blog and choose a domain name, how to post, and how to insert images. Participants will get a feel for what sort of content should be included in a post, how to organize their content, how to invite comment, and how to promote themselves on other people?s blogs. Participants will brainstorm topic ideas for participants’ own blogs.

  12. I agree with charan singh.
    Your article educate some people who know something about blogging.
    Give me some tips for vlogging.

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