So you think you’d like to try blogging? Well, I think that’s an excellent idea! Blogs are a great way to express yourself, connect with others who share your passions, and share information. Before you start, though, I have some articles you might want to read. They cover everything from helping you choose which blogging platforms fits your needs to choosing a name for your blog to choosing the design of your blog. In fact, you may want to start with this article: How do I start a blog?
Skip the Newbie Blogging Mistakes
We were all blogging newbies at one point. True, bloggers come to the table with varying degrees of online and social media experience, but we’ve all made more than a few newbie mistakes. These articles may help you avoid some of the growing pains of your first blog.
- 5 Beginning Blogging Mistakes You Can Fix
- 5 MORE Beginning Blogging Mistakes to Avoid
- Choosing a Blogging Niche
- How We Communicate: FAQs for Beginning Bloggers
- New Blogger Checklist
- How important is it for my blog name and the URL to match?
Choose Your Blogging Platform
A blogging platform is just the software you’ll use to blog. The most popular platforms are Blogger, TypePad, and WordPress.org. These articles will help you decide which one is right for you.
- Choosing a Blogging Platform This article gives an overview of the most popular blogging platforms (Blogger, TypePad, and WordPress.org) and explains the difference between a hosted and non-hosted blogging platform so you can choose the platform that’s right for you.
- Should I Choose a Hosted or Non-hosted Blogging Platform?
- Using Blogger (Blogspot) as Your Blogging Platform
- Choosing WordPress as Your Blogging Platform
Make Your Design User Friendly
Your blog’s design should reflect your niche and your personality, but should also be user friendly. In fact, your blog design is one of the most important decisions you’ll make besides choosing your platform and your blog’s name. Sure design is sort of subjective art, but you know good design when you see it and you can tell when someone’s taken the time to really consider how a blog is used and viewed. The face you show to the blogosphere can affect your credibility and authority.