Top 3 Tips When Starting a Blog for Beginners

I’m going to give you my top 3 tips for starting a blog as a beginner. Yes, I’m at the front end of this, but I also think there’s some value in tips from someone in the thick of what you’re wanting to do, ya know?

So here goes:


I’m serious. Just start. It’s the same thing as marriage and having babies—if you wait until the timing is perfect and everything is ready, you’ll never ever do it. It’s ok if it doesn’t look exactly the way you want it to yet or if you don’t have a year’s worth of posts ready to go. It’s ok if it’s just your mom reading your posts. It’s ok if you use stock photos for a while. All of that is ok. Just get going.


Who are you wanting to talk to? Who is your “ideal market”? For me, I want to talk to other moms. I don’t care what age/race/gender/identity they are, but I want to connect with other moms who I can help and who can grow a community of moms where we can all learn from each other. Maybe you want to talk to artists, or engineers, or designers, or professionals, or any number of other market. Whoever it is, decide and start writing like you’re sitting across the table having a conversation with one of them face to face.


What do you want your blog to look like? What do you want people to feel when they click onto it? What are you going to be writing about and how can you convey that with the way your blog looks? Again—THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE WHAT YOUR BLOG LOOKS LIKE FOR ETERNITY. It’s just a starting point. The goal at first is to at least get the look and the content cohesive enough to make sense. Branding will come naturally as you start writing and developing what you want your blog to be.

Top 3 Tips to Start a Blog for Beginners

That’s it. Can you tell the biggest piece of advice is to START? Just get going. You can do it!

Let me know in the comments below, what’s your number one tip to get a blog going? I love learning from others!

Starting a blog… from the beginning

Have you ever wanted to try something new, got really excited, and then wanted to quit as soon as you saw how much work it would be? Because that’s totally me with this blog. I’ve been writing on blogs on and off for going on 2 decades, but this is the first time I’m trying to figure out how to do it correctly and in a way that will actually help people, not just a diary of my life I’m sharing with the internet. Also, why did I EVER have a public diary of my life?!?! Jeesh.

Starting a Blog from the beginning

I’m going to be sharing in real time what it’s like to start a blog from the ground up. Right now, I’m just trying to figure out how to make it look the way I want it to look. I don’t know how to design websites. I don’t know how to perfectly style photos (honestly, very few of my photos will probably ever be perfectly styled because that isn’t real life and this is a REAL life place). I don’t know how to use SEO. There’s a LOT of stuff I don’t know how to do.

But if you don’t do something you want to do because it may be a challenge, then what’s the point of living? What’s life without overcoming something? You should never stop learning. So that’s what we can do, together. We’re going to get this thing off the ground come hell or high water!