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:
1. JUST DO IT.
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.
2. DECIDE WHO YOU’RE TALKING TO.
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.
3. PICK A LOOK
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.
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!