Simple Blog Tips

There are umpteen guides on how to create a blog online on all sorts of platforms, some paid and some free. Creating a blog is a relatively easy process and I think the biggest problem people have in creating a blog is getting started. Maybe because it is relatively simple people think that it may not be the case if they do get involved and create their own blog.

Let’s face it most of us are not natural writers and up until the internet age we would not even have considered writing anything other than letters to friends and the occasional business letter. Some of us rarely wrote anything as we relied upon using the phone for most of our communications. However we now have this incredible media where any of us, if we so desire, can become writers and have a say in what we really think and believe.

What is the easiest way we can do this?

Blogging. Think of it as you own little corner of the internet world where you can decide if you want the world to read it or just your invited guests. Most of us like to see our words and pictures online and would love to create great blogs so we can tell people about them.

What are you going to talk about in your blog?

The easiest topic by far is something you are passionate about. Something that interests you and you love to research. You will also need some sort of theme for your blog in your chosen niche. You can then put your heart and soul into your blog and make it enjoyable for people to read and to want to read more. This also makes it socially acceptable to the social networking sites and increases traffic to your blog. However you will need to let the social networks know about your blog.

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Where do you put your blog?

Easiest place is one of the free blog sites. Do a search for free blog sites and you will get results like Blogger, Weebly. Yola, Hubpages, Squidoo and WordPress. Some sites such as MySpace and Facebook can double as social networking sites. You can also purchase your own domain name and hosting and create your own blogs using a platform like WordPress. However for a beginner I recommend starting with one of the free sites as they are generally easier and quicker to set up and start blogging. You can also make your blog prettier with a nice looking theme and thus more presentable to your readers. As you gain more knowledge about how your blog works you can customize it and make it unique to you. Some sites require you to learn a little bit of HTML code but others will do it all for you. If it is a business blog then you will need to make it look professional so that advertisers believe you will get traffic and will want to place their best ads on your site.

Now the only thing left to do is.

Start a blog today!