The Blogging Basics *

One of the best things to come out of the internet is the ability to share information and thoughts on your personal blog. Over the last ten years, there has been a real rise of people writing their own blogs, and it is now believed more of us get our news update through blog posts.

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Having your own blog gives you the ability to share your thoughts directly with the world. You can use it to advertise your business or exchange information about your town. You can also dip your toe into the world of publishing your own stories. If you want to be a writer, then blogging gives you the ability to write every day and gives you direct access to your audience. It is also a great platform for anyone who wants to get into presenting. Having your own blog site which produces good video content or even runs podcasts, will increase the world’s awareness of you and your product. You can even make money from your blog! If you stand out and have a good audience, you will get noticed.

We want to take a quick look at how you create the best blog to get you started and standing out from the rest.

Firstly you need a good domain name. Finding a .com used to be critical but today there are so many variations you can go for, you can even get .tv or .me which can look cool depending on your blog name. If you don’t want to purchase a domain, you can use free blog sites such as WordPress to host a free blog. However, you may not be able to buy the domain you are using with WordPress when your site gets popular. It is worth the small investment, regardless of how you use it, to purchase the domain you most like.

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WordPress is a great blog platform, and you can use many of its plugins to make your website, even more, user friendly. When it comes to your writing, the best way to improve is to write every day and read every day.  The images you use on your site are relevant. We are often drawn to something by the photos we see online, so it could be worth getting in touch with a company like Training Connection to help you improve your photo editing skills.

Once you have the basics you need to write every day, keep your blog themed and not too busy. Choosing topics to cover means you will have a more ordered blog which will be easier for your readers to navigate. You don’t want to look like a jack of all trades, master of none, so write about topics which interest you.  You can always throw the odd political piece into a fashion blog, but stick with what you are passionate about first.

Everything else is down to you, so get busy, get disciplined and get writing! The world is interested in what you have to say.

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One thought on “The Blogging Basics *

  1. Very helpful post! I bought my .co.uk domain with 1&1 two years ago in September, and I’m thinking about purchasing the .com domain this year too. If it’s still available, of course! It’s definitely worth having your own domain.

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