How To: Start A Blog
So this is long overdue, but I’m going to share with you what you need to know about starting a blog. Also I thought I would go easy this week, since I was in a bit of a dragging mood around this time last week. Have you ever gotten the idea of starting a blog, but don't know where to start? Or have you ever gotten the ideas all together but you're too scared? No worries, let’s work through it!
1.) You have to have an idea (or ideas) of passion for the blog. It doesn't have to be just one theme, but generally, have an idea of what you want to talk about or share.
2.) Set up your Wordpress or Squarespace account. Don't get too overwhelmed with all of the themes. You can start off with simple colors like black and white or white and gold and then you can change it whenever you want. *Make sure you choose a theme that allows comments.*
3.) Get a logo- I’m just an email away if you need help figuring out a look for your blog logo. Definitely reach out to a graphic artists if it’s within your budget. I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend Justice Mirzakhani, (@trilljustice), she makes all of my logos and she can pretty much do anything. If you want to do it yourself, there are a few sites you can use: logomaker.com, logomakr.com, logofy.com, and canva.com.
1.) Get on social media- you need to at least have an Instagram and twitter.
2.) Use Hashtags
3.) Connect with other content creators, bloggers, creators, and bloggers
4.) Don’t be afraid
5.) Don’t get caught up in the numbers. Yes the first few months, things may be slow, yeah for like four months, you might be stuck at 100 followers, but that’s fine. Keep creating great content and stay true to yourself.
6.) At least consider numbers. They can be super encouraging and also can help you get an idea of the demographic of your readers.
7.) BE CONSISTENT. this can be the most difficult, especially when the numbers aren't going the way you want, but I look at it like this: if you have something to share, you have the perfect platform to do it, as often as possible. Use it.