How to Start a Blog?

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If you're a writer, it makes perfect sense: You can use a blog to serve as your author platform, market your work, or find new freelance writing clients. Blogging is also a great way to experiment with your writing style.

If you're searching for an excellent way to share your thoughts, feelings, and expertise, now is a great time to start a blog.


Come up with a list of interests.
Before defining your blog's purpose, you should have a general idea of what you want to write about. These interests/categories you will write about are known as the niche of your blog. The sky is the limit when it comes to the niche of your blog, but common topics include the following:

  • Play
  • Style
  • Politics / Social Justice / Activism
  • Cooking / Food
  • Tourism
  • Business / Company

Know what you are not blogging about. Things like confidential information - personal and third party - and personal information you don't want to share with people close to you should not be your blog's topics. Also, controversial articles or posts may gain temporary popularity and come with low security and targeting.
If you have a job that required you to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement), you should avoid discussing jobs or topics described in the NDA.
Blogging about other people is okay as long as you don't bully or discriminate against them, but be careful that they can see your content and retaliate.

Think about the purpose of your blog. While remembering a blog topic is a good start, your blog needs some way to get off the ground. Common reasons for Blogging include one (or a combination) of the following, even if you can get your inspiration: [1]
Learn something - Great for teaching blogs (e.g., DIY projects).
Write your info - Ideal for travel blogs, resilience challenges, and more.
Fun - Well suited to a variety of genres such as comedy, fan-fiction, and so on.
Call to Action - Usually used for your business or company blog.
Empower others - This is a stand-alone category but well suited to any objectives in this category.
"Distribute Awareness" - Used for news blogs.
Check out other blogs in your section once you've established a theme and goal for your blog, research other blogs that use the same theme and your favorite writing style to see how they affect their audience.
You do not have to copy precisely the blog you like, but you can get inspiration from the word, composition, or language used for the blog's content. Seeing the most popular and awesome blogs in your niche can lead you to set style writing or content, but make sure you get inspired by it; you'll find it one day or another if you cheat.
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Brainstorm blog details. The last two things you need to know before making your blog name and what you want the blog to look like:
Blog Name: Come up with a name you feel comfortable sharing with others. This could be a combination of your interests, content for your blog, and nickname; make sure your blog title is unique and easy to remember.
Blog Design: You probably won't be able to design your blog layout the way you want, but having a general idea of the color scheme and font style before you go to build your blog will make it easier to find you.

Create your blog using a reputable platform. Typical blogging platforms include WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr, but you can choose any service you use that you like the most. Once you have selected a service, your blogging process will usually look like this:
Open a service website on your computer.
Create an account (maybe free startup).
Enter your desired blog name, then select a URL.
Select blog layout and other requested details.

Promote your blog on social media. Once you've created your blog and created a few posts, you can increase your blog traffic by posting a link to your blog on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
You can also consider using a blog address in your bio or as your "Company Website" on social media.

Research keywords for your post. "Keywords" are words that are relevant to the topic of your blog and have a high search engine ranking. Using keywords in your blog posts will make it easier for people looking for those words to find your content. [4]
Keyword generator sites like http://ubersuggest.io/ or https://keywordtool.io/ will come up with a list of keywords related to the topic of your blog.
Also, check the keywords you use every time you create a blog post.
If you insert keywords into your posts naturally, search engines may find them on your blog rather than scatter them across all positions.

Get your blog identified by Google. Ensuring that your blog is hosted on Google will increase your search engine rankings, making it easier for people to find your blog when they look for related keywords.

Use photos in your posts. Search engines prioritize above all use of images, so make sure your posts have high-quality pictures attached to them. [6]
You can earn bonus points with real pictures.

Users often appreciate text-based visual input, so adding images to your blog is a good idea even if you don't worry about search engine usage.

Continue posting content. A little bit will make your blog stop drawing traffic faster than not posting long (or posting by mistake). Improve a shipping system that allows you to send at least once a week and stick to it.

Missing posts a day or two is okay; however, you should consider writing down on social media that your post will be too late.
New content will also help keep your blog close to the top of search engine results.

General popularity

In 2004, bloggers' role continued to grow, as political, media, and baptismal counselors began to use them as a tool for reaching and building on ideas.

Blogging was set up by politicians and political candidates to express their views on the war and other issues and strengthen bloggers' role as a source of information. (See Howard Dean and Wesley Clark.) Even politicians who did not campaign hard, such as U.K. Labor MP Tom Watson, began blogging to secure positions.

In January 2005, Fortune magazine listed eight bloggers who "could not ignore" entrepreneurs: Peter Rojas, Xeni Jardin, Ben Trott, Mena Trott, Jonathan Schwartz, Jason Goldman, Robert Scoble, and Jason Calacanis.

Israel was among the first world governments to establish an official blog. Under David Saranga, the Israeli Foreign Ministry began working on adopting Web 2.0 programs, including an official video blog and a political blog.

The Department of Foreign Affairs also hosted a media briefing that reduced microblogging via Twitter in its war with Hamas. Saranga answered questions from the public about common texting messages during a global press conference. Questions and answers were later posted to IsraelPolitik, the country's official political blog.

Governments have also acknowledged the impact of blogging on the mainstream media. In 2009, the American journalism industry's existence declined to the point that many newspaper companies filed for bankruptcy, leading to direct competition between newspapers in the same broadcasting area. Discussions have been made about whether the newspaper industry will benefit from a package of incentives from the provincial government. U.S. President Barack Obama has acknowledged the emerging influence of social media by saying that "if the media is all Blogging, all ideas, without regard to reality, there is no serious effort to put the news in context, then what you will end up with is people shouting across the gap but not understanding much. "Between 2009 and 2012, the Orwell Blogging Award was awarded.

Political impact

On December 6, 2002, Josh Marshall's talkpointsmemo.com blog highlighted U.S. Senator Lott's views. About Senator Thurmond. Senator Lott would eventually resign from his Senate leadership position on the issue.

At the beginning of the rise in blog importance, the milestone came in 2002 when many bloggers focused on United States Senate Leader Majority Trent Lott's comments. At a ceremony in honor of U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, Senator Lott praised Senator Thurmond for suggesting that the United States would be better off if Thurmond were elected President.

Lott's critics see the comments as a fundamental acknowledgment of racial segregation, a policy proposed by Thurmond's 1948 presidential campaign. This view was reinforced by articles and recorded interviews that drew bloggers. . Blogging helped create a political crisis that forced Lott to resign as a democratic leader.

Likewise, bloggers were among the team that drove this "Bettergate" scandal. To wit: (Television reporter) Dan Instead presented documents (on the CBS 60 Minutes show) challenging the accepted accounts of President Bush's work record. Bloggers have denounced the text as counterfeit and have presented evidence and arguments to support that view. As a result, CBS apologized for what it said was insufficient reporting tactics (see Little Blue Balls).

Many bloggers view this stigma as the arrival of media blogging, as a source of news and opinion, and as a means of exerting political pressure. for the distribution of news. While often seen as divisive gossip, bloggers sometimes lead the way in bringing important information to the public eye, and the mainstream media should follow their lead.

However, often, news blogs tend to react to things that have already been published by mainstream media. Meanwhile, a growing number of experts have been blogged, making blogs a source of in-depth analysis.

In Russia, some political bloggers have begun to challenge the legitimacy of legitimate, supportive governmental affairs. Bloggers like Rustem Adagamov and Alexei Navalny have many fans. The nickname of the ruling party in United Russia as the "group of fraudsters and thieves" has been adopted by anti-government protesters. This led to The Wall Street Journal calling Navalny a "very vague man Vladimir Putin" in March 2012.
 
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