Starting blogging as a newbie has some certain requirements whether you are starting it for improving your business or enhancing your sales or doing it as a career. Before we go down to our main focus let’s highlight some prerequisites as for newbies.
▪Make your name or brand visible
▪Connect with others in your business or interest
▪Reach out to the public about issues you’re passionate
▪Update clients or an audience about projects you’re
▪Share your knowledge
▪Learn to write better
▪Share your life with people important to you
▪Connect with your fans or customers
Starting Blogging as a Newbie
There are many services that offer blog posts for anyone who wants one. A Google search for a “native blog” will find over 145 million sites, but the most popular services are WordPress.com and Blogger.com – and there is one that truly caters to your interests and desires.
I choose WordPress.com, mainly because I am familiar with the industry standard WordPress software used on most of the sites I write. WordPress.com offers built-in spam protection, good theme selection, text entry system like word processor (no coding required), good statistics (to see how much attention your site receives) and so much more.
(Note: we are not promoting nor working for WordPress or anything else, I like other ones too).
To get started:
1. Sign up for an account on WordPress.com. Your blog will be at username.wordpress.com
2. Select a template. There are many great ones to choose from. Or you can go with the default.
3. Start posting your articles.
So What are the basics you need as a beginner?
Being a Blogger
Okay, now you have a blog. What are you going to do with this?
The stereotype of bloggers is that we post about our cats and what we ate for lunch, but the reality is that bloggers write about everything imaginable.
You may want to share your insights about politics,
Self-employed, football coaching, school teaching, or fishing with the world?
There are some advantages that blog writing shares:
It’s short: reading on the screen is not enjoyable.
People shy away from long passages because they read on paper. 2,000 words is too long for a blog post; 1,000 words is a very good goal; 300 or so little words are perfectly acceptable.
The paragraphs are short: you have to scroll through a lot of reading on a screen, and the paragraphs are so short that you can put a whole thought into a browser browser window.
Important points highlighted: Online readers go through the pieces, so web writers often put key points in bold so that their readers can easily pick out the critical ones.
Bullet lists are common: Bullet lists are another way for skimmers to stay, making it easy to get to all the important points.
It contains links to other sites: the tendency for blogging to take off.
This is conversational tone: blog writing is more personal than most writing. What the reader wants to respond to is the unique voice of the writer, their individuality expressed through their writing. That means you can use “I” and “you”, you can use slang, and you can swear if this suits your site’s purpose.
These “laws” are, of course, repeatedly violated.
There are millions of blogs on the Internet, but only a fraction of them are active. There are many reasons why blogs “die” – people are exhausted by what they have to say, they feel busy, or worse, they talk to themselves.
Here are a few tips to help you maintain and read your blog:
Create a Posting Schedule: When starting your blog,
Commit to posting once or twice a week, and block out some time in your schedule to do it.
Start with a low posting rate – if you find that you have enough time to post more, it will be a pleasant surprise for your readers (contrary to the frustration of used readers)
When you start posting every two weeks, you see the posting every day).
Brainstorm 100 Post Ideas: Write a hundred (or 50, or 200, or whatever you can – but set the bar high) with a notebook.
Even better, create 100 titles of upcoming posts. You can go to another stage and write a quick outline of what the post will look like, when you’re stuck to write something, pull out your notebook and write one on your list.
Pre-write posts: Create a backlog of three or four (or more) posts. This gives you a pillow if you feel like you’re stuck on a topic, and you can use the post scheduling feature of Sevenval Blogs (which allows WordPress.com and Blogger) to set up posts in the future. Going on vacation or something else.
Let people know your blog URL: Let people know you have a blog.
Put the URL on your business cards, add it to your email signatures, put it on your profile on social networking sites, and include it when you post on forums.
You have to Comment on other people’s blogs: Be an active part of the blogging community. People will watch your comments and link to find out more about you. Also, you can make friends in your area of interest.
Link your blog to other blogs:
Having all these above criteria you are set to take off as a good prospective blogger, so this is the rerquirements to Starting blogging as a newbie