We, as creative people, are always ready to start something new, and if you find others appreciating your efforts, what more would you want? One of the many ways to start something creative is writing a blog. It can be one of the easiest ways to earn money and showcase your talent to the world; however, there are a lot of hurdles to go through before becoming a successful blogger.
Choose a platform for blogging
The first one is to choose where you want to see your blogs published and under which name. Many websites provide you with the option of creating your blog for free like Blogger, WordPress, Typepad, Tumblr, Creative Bloq, and many more, giving you options to choose themes and customize them the way you like. You can start with a simple design (beauty lies in simplicity!) or whichever seems suitable to you and start adding your blog posts to your site. If you are planning to be independent and continue bogging for the long run, there is always an option of creating your website, in some cases, for free.
Find a particular topic you want to write upon
Finding a niche is very important as it reflects what your blog is going to be about. Better if you don’t go generalized at the beginning and focus on a specific category you are interested in and have enough knowledge to write about. In that way, you’ll be able to find your target audience who, most certainly, will stick around for your future posts as well.
Have a catchy title and relevant content
Blogging might give you freedom but it doesn’t mean you can write about anything and everything. If you want to impress your audience at first sight, include an eye-catching title that will compel readers to open your blog. Use appropriate images as they add to people’s interests. Also, manage to keep it short and do not drag unnecessarily about irrelevant contexts, just to increase the length.
Focus on SEO, marketing, and audience
People won’t just arrive at your doorstep after you publish a blog without you putting any effort to reach a greater audience. You would be required to optimize your blog according to the needs and interests of your audience. This includes keyword search, images, linking your blog with other references, letting people comment easily and subscribe to your blog, use of social media (the best possible way to reach people!).
If you are keen to start this blogging journey, just keep these few things in mind, and in no time, your work will gain recognition, helping you become a successful blogger!