I have been wanting to write this for a few months, and I am glad I have penned this down. I get a lot of supportive messages/queries on how much people like my blog and how I started this journey! I have tried to make this document as clear, direct and straight forward as I can and I hope this is helpful to all the people aspiring to become bloggers. I am learning each day and every day is a new learning experience, I am not a pro but sharing a few tips which can turn out to be handy to few looking for this information.
- Know your expertise: First and foremost, you need to know what you want to write about. What is it that excites you, interests you and you wake up thinking about each morning. It could be beauty,fashion,style,lifestyle,nature,travel and so on and so forth.
- Gift yourself a laptop: You need to get a laptop or pc which works for you. Something that your fingers easily glide to. I use the Dell, Inspiron 11, 3000 series. It is nice, small, handy , touch screen and does the job perfectly
- Once you have figured out these 2 steps, the foundation is laid. Now it’s all about bringing that dream to reality. Showcasing your talent to the world.
- You will need to register a domain name which will be your blog name. This is very important as this will soon become your identity. A lot of fellow bloggers call out to me as womaindubai and to be honest I love that they associate me with my blog and social media name. A lot don’t know what my real name is. Hence this is the most important part of creating your pet project. This should depict you, your life, likes, passion and more
- Once you have decided on the name, you will need to register this name with a service provider. I use godaddy.com . It is one of the easiest and most helpful provider with a customer support team ready to always help you via phone or chat for a nominal fee.
- So now you have your website ready, this is like an empty canvas ready to be painted with all the colors, pictures and more
- It’s time to design the website. You can do this yourself through the various templates,themes available on godaddy.com which makes designing the website easy. This is exactly what I did in the beginning or if you are happy to spend some cash then you can hire a designer to do this for you to begin with. I hired a designer after a few months once I had some content to post. This would be better as you will be able to see how the content takes shape with different designs and choose the best that goes with your content, writing, skills etc
- So now that the tough part is over, all you need to do is start writing. Share your creativity with people. Always remember content is the key, make sure your content is rich, informative, interesting and most importantly your style.
- Create social media handles with the same name as your blog, for example Instagram, Facebook,Twitter etc to share snippets of your daily blog
- Lastly, and most importantly enjoy what you do. This is the key to success.
I hope you liked these tips and take these into consideration when you do decide to create your blog.