how to start a personal blog
There are a few different ways to start a personal blog. One way is to use a platform like Blogger or WordPress.com, which offer templates and hosting for free. Alternatively, you could purchase your own domain name and hosting, and set up your blog using a software like WordPress, Squarespace or Wix.
The best way to start a personal blog is to decide what you want to write about. Are you interested in sharing your thoughts on current events? Or do you want to write about your personal life and experiences? Once you have an idea of what you want to write about, come up with a name for your blog and start drafting some posts.
what should a personal blog include
When it comes to creating content for your personal blog, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, think about the tone and style you want to use. Are you aiming for a more formal or casual tone? And will your posts be short or long?
Once you’ve settled on a tone, it’s time to start thinking about what you want to write about. Are you interested in sharing your thoughts on current events? Or do you want to write about your personal life and experiences? Whatever you choose, be sure to come up with a few ideas for posts before you start writing.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your blog should be personal. This means that it should focus on you, not someone else. A personal blog can be as public or private as you want. On most blog posting sites you have the option to make the blog entirely private if you want, meaning that only people you invite can see it. Or, you can make it public for anyone to see.
Once you’ve decided what you want to write about and how public or private you want your blog to be, it’s time to start writing some posts.
what should a personal blog include
This isn’t the full tutorial on how to write a blog post but in a nutshell, here’s what you need to do:
1. Choose a topic
2. Do some research
3. Write a draft
4. Publish before you’re 100% ready
I find that publishing any blog post is always better than not publishing it at all. You can always revise, edit and update your post later but if you never publish it, it’ll never be seen by anyone.
So choose a topic, do some research and write a draft. Then go ahead and hit the publish button.
what's the purpose of a personal blog
A personal blog can serve many purposes, from sharing news and opinions on current events, to chronicling personal experiences and thoughts. Ultimately, the purpose of a personal blog is to give readers a glimpse into the writer’s life and thoughts.
Some people may choose to keep their personal blog private, while others may make it public. The choice depends on the blogger’s comfort level and what they hope to gain from blogging. Generally, personal blogs are a way for people to connect with others who share similar interests or experiences.
Blogging can also be a great way to improve writing skills. By writing regularly, bloggers can practice crafting well-written posts that are both interesting and informative. This can be especially important if, down the road, you want to transform your blog into a business.
No matter what the purpose of your personal blog may be, remember to have fun with it. Write about topics that interest you and that you’re passionate about. Share your thoughts and experiences openly and honestly. And don’t be afraid to experiment – there are no rules when it comes to blogging, just silly expectations.
how often to post in your personal blog
How often you post in your blog is going to depend on a few things.
First, how much time do you realistically have to dedicate to blogging? If you can only spare an hour or two a week, then it’s probably not realistic to post every day. In this case, aim for a couple times a week, or even once a week.
On the other hand, if you have more time to devote to blogging, then you might aim to post every day, or a few times a week. The key is to find a posting schedule that works for you and that you can stick to.
It’s also important to keep your audience in mind when deciding how often to post. If you have a large following, they might expect frequent updates. But if your blog is more low-key, then you can probably get away with posting less often.
No matter how often you post, the important thing is to be consistent. Your audience will appreciate knowing when they can expect new content from you, so try to stick to a schedule as best you can.
Ultimately, if you aren’t worried about others finding you and want to keep the blog for yourself, it does not matter how frequently you post.
Just write when you want and about what you want.
how to name your personal blog
Naming your blog is certainly not required, myself I usually just refer to my written work as just ‘posts.’ If you want to name your personal blog, go for it.
There are a couple things you might want to keep in mind when coming up with a name, if you will want others to see:
1. Keep it simple – A complicated or hard-to-spell name will make it difficult for people to find your blog in the future. Stick to something straightforward that’s easy to remember.
2. Make it unique – With millions of blogs out there, it’s important to choose a name that sets you apart from the rest. Avoid generic names or ones that are too similar to other blogs.
3. Be true to yourself – Choose a name that represents you and your work. If you’re funny, choose a name that’s humorous. If you’re serious, choose a name that reflects that.
4. Have fun with it – Don’t take yourself too seriously when naming your blog, and certainly don’t let it stop you from starting.
final thoughts on personal blogging
In other posts I’ll talk about some ways in which you can incorporate your blog into your business and website but for now, the key is to just start and build the consistency.
The internet is quite the large space, which means there’s certainly room for yours. No matter what your purpose is for blogging, or what you hope to get out of it, just remember to have fun with it.