One of the questions I am asked regularly is How to Start a Blog. I have readers email me to ask questions, I have close friends and even past associates who ask me for the lowdown on how to start a blog! And guess what? I absolutely LOVE helping people figure out both the nitty-gritty and the high-level aspects of starting their own blog! I love teaching and I love sharing the knowledge that I have learned with other people. I also will say that I don't know it all, but I certainly have come a long way in my blog journey. So today I am excited to share my tips and tricks for how to start a blog so that you can quickly be on your way to creating an awesome site! I hope this can be a great resource for anyone looking to begin their own blogging journey.
I must admit, when I started my blog, I had no idea what I was doing. I was on bed rest with my son and simply bored out of my mind. After spending way too much time reading books, watching movies and surfing the internet, and many many blogs, I decided that I wanted to start my own blog. I started it on a complete and total whim. I never would have dreamed in a million years that it could grow and that it would become the success that it has become today. I feel very blessed and I am incredibly grateful for the many opportunities I have been given because of this blog. And I am so grateful for a supportive husband who helps support me in this crazy endeavor. He is awesome. Anyway...
As any blogger will tell you, I love my blog...occasionally I get frustrated...but mostly, I can't imagine a life without it. It has become my creative outlet as I have stayed at home with my kids. It allows me to be home when they get on the bus and when they get off the bus. It allows me to spend all evening with my family too. All while giving me a way to share my visions and dreams, my crazy DIY, Craft, and Recipe projects with you, and work with some amazing other bloggers and brands. It really is my dream job.
So today I am excited to share my knowledge with you. My blog knowledge has not all come easy, some has come through trial and error, other has come through extensive research, and some through amazing friends. But here it is, I am laying it all out for you. I am sharing the nitty-gritty of How to Start a Blog!
Thank You Thank You Thank You. This is what I needed. How about installing, adding photographs? And excuse the dumb question but is there a word or size limit?
Do I need to upgrade my laptop or add any new programs? Which photos work best, do I need to make them jpg or something? Does one camera work better than another or if I had pictures from my camera could I use those?
So sorry I'm out of breath from asking so many questions. But I'm excited and ready based on your reply. Sorry if I question bombed you.
Thank you. I started my own just last week. I was still not clear on where to go after my site was created but had a vague idea. This article is so helpful. I haven't written the first topic but I hope to get it going in the next few weeks. I wanted to base it off many thing. I love home decor, painting, family, kids, marriage, and fun things. I chose a name that could attract many audiences. I look forward to reading more of how you go about a daily routine with a blog. How many articles, interesting tidbits etc.?
Great tips -- I wish I had read something like this before starting out. Thanks for sharing, and I can't wait to read the next steps! 🙂