Starting Successful Blog
we make a blog?
One misconception about
blogging is that you have to be a great writer to be successful.
Couldn’t get further from the truth. People read blogging sites to
get a personal perspective on things, which is why most bloggers
write in a very casual and talkative style.
And because of the format,
many successful bloggers write on different topics on the same blog.
Plus, you don’t need to be
an expert in any of the topics you write to run a successful blog.
For example, people visiting a cooking blog don’t want to read a food
scientist’s manual, they want to hear the experience of someone who
has actually cooked real food, insects and all.
There is only one condition
to be successful as a blogger: passion for your topic.
Essentially, blogging is
about sharing your knowledge with the world. Writing about the
things you are passionate about makes the process of starting a
successful blog a lot easier. As long as you write about things that
really interest you, your passion will sparkle and delight your
What is a blog
In short, a blog is a type
of website that primarily focuses on written content, also known as
blog posts. In popular culture, the most common way we hear of is
news blogging sites or celebrity blogging sites, but as you’ll see in
this guide, you can start a successful blog on almost any topic
Bloggers often write from a
personal point of view which allows them to interact directly with
their readers. In addition, most blogs also have a “comments
section” that visitors can use to communicate with the blogger.
Interacting with your visitors in the comments section fosters a
relationship between blogger and reader.
This connection enables
you to interact and share ideas with other like-minded people. It
also enables you to build trust with your readers.
The good news is that the
internet is booming right now. More people are online than ever
before. This growth explosion means more potential readers for your
blog. In short, if you are thinking of starting a blog, there is no
better time than this.
Let’s start your blog!
Step 1: Choose Blog Name
If you don’t know what to
name your blog or what to blog about, skip to the next section.
If you already have an idea
for your blog name, you can check that no one has registered it yet.
If you find that the name
you want has already been taken, you can:
Try a different domain
extension. If the .com version is already registered, you may still
be able to get the .net or .org version of the name.
A good blog name should be
descriptive so that potential visitors can immediately see what your
blog is about.
If you’re blogging about a
specific topic, be sure to include it in one way or another when
choosing a domain name. However, try not to get too obsessed with a
single word. For example, a cooking blog should not contain the word
“cooking”. The words “food,” “recipe,”
and “food” will also tell people that your blog is about
Step 2: Publish your blog
Now that you have decided
on a name, it is time to publish your blog online. It may sound
daunting or technical, but the steps below will guide you and make
the process easier.
A blog host is a company
that stores all the files for your blog and makes them available to
the user when they enter their blog name. You must have a blog host
to create a blog.
Step 3: Personalize your
Change the design of your
As soon as you are logged
in, you will find yourself in the WordPress Dashboard. Here you can
make any changes in your blog.
Everyone has a different
idea about what their blog should look like. One of the best things
about WordPress is that you can change your entire layout and design
with just a few clicks.
In WordPress, a blog layout
is called a “theme”. What is a blog topic? Themes control
the overall design of your WordPress blog. To change the theme,
click the “Appearance” tab in the left menu.
Step 4: Write a new blog
post and publish it.
Now that you’ve got your
blog up and running, it’s time to write a little. Let’s create your
Content that you should
have on your blog
Your blog should deliver
two main types of content: static content and dynamic content.
Static Content – Your
blog should contain essential pages that are clearly designed to
provide the necessary tools to the visitor. The content of these
pages is static, ie the content does not change or at least does not
change very often. These are mostly top-level pages that can be
accessed from your blog’s menu.
These static content pages
must have existed long before your blog was published.
Important static pages to
About Me (us): This page
should contain a biographical summary of the authors and a mission
statement. Think about the answers to these questions: How did your
passion for the subject develop? What do you want to tell the world?
What is your ultimate goal?
Contact me (with us) – A
contact page provides a place for the visitor to communicate with the
author, which in turn gives the visitor confidence that you are a
genuine and accessible author. You can add your physical address,
phone number and personal email address. Or you can use a simple
contact form to keep your personal data confidential. You should
also link to all your social media profiles here.
Other static pages that are
just as important, but not considered as often:
Disclaimer Page – If you
are planning to monetize your blog, describe how you want to generate
income. This is an absolutely must-visit site that should not be
overlooked according to FTC guidelines.
collect data from your visitors in any way, consider adding a Privacy
Policy page that tells visitors exactly how you collect data, how you
use it, and Will you share that data or not.
also has a store or sells services, it is a good idea to have a Terms
of Use page to reduce your potential liability.
Dynamic Content – Your
dynamic content is your blog and is the most important content you
offer. Here, as a creator, you enrich your blog with your brand’s
informative content that provides your audience with knowledgeable
tips, facts, opinions and stories. This is how you attract and
retain your visitors.
Step 5: Promote your blog
Creating a well designed
blog and writing great content is just the beginning. To get
visitors to your blog, you have to spend time promoting it,
especially if you are just starting out.
Use Of Social Networks
social media advertising
While you don’t want to
overdo it, you still want to create accounts with the “big guys”
like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. You
should post a link to your latest content in your accounts, but you
can also post relevant news and links to other sources that may be of
interest to your readers. Remember to use hashtags and keep in touch
with your followers.