How to Start a Blog like a Pro
This blog is a couple days old and I am impressed with comments, feedback, and traffic I have received from the blogosphere. It would be nice to share my tips how to start it like a Pro although I am not a guru and pro yet. 🙂
Is it an article linking to bunch of hosting, themes, and products? No worries, it’s not a sales pitch and no advertising and affiliate links here.
Every blog has a purpose and is in a niche. I was reading many blogs about Make Money Online, Entrepreneurs, Blogging Tips, and designing your own life style. It’s a niche and highly demanding, but very competitive.
Finding one that you have passion with and you won’t run out of ideas down in the road. Write great content around it to build your readership. Your niche defines what kind of readers you would have attracted.
Once you clear define your niche, do Domain Search and find one that is available and create your branding around it. Your name and the domain name is the brand that you go promote and market.
All the pros use reliable ones and promote theirs as affiliates. Do your search and host with one. A web hosting is required. It hosts your blog and files on the web server. I don’t prefer using WordPress.com and Blogspot.com services as you don’t have much control as hosting on your own.
WordPress is the most popular blogging platform among bloggers. It’s open-source and you could download and install on your host. Some people call it CMS (Content Management System). It comes with great features like Widgets, Categories, and Tags. The Administrative UI is user-friendly as using your own web email system.
I think the best part is the open-community plugins system. There are tons free ones available and it lets you extend your blog features. . As a pro, there are some setups that you should know. We will go over that in the near future.
Blog Layout and Theme
Your blog look and feel is kind of like your clothing. When WordPress is installed, it comes with the default one. Probably you would like to have an unique one representing your style and your public image.
There are tons of free or paid premium themes out there to choose. Finding one and customize on your own need. When your blog grows big enough, you may consider hiring a designer customizing and designing an unique one for your branding purpose.
I like DIY and bought a premium theme and doing customization by myself for now. I gonna write one about how to customize your own blog theme. Please stay tuned for the update.
Writing King Content
After all blogging setup and installation, it’s time to write great content. People follow and read your blog because of your branding and what you say / blog. Focus on this prospective and keep your content fresh, interesting, and useful to your readers. They will miss your blog like a Pro.
In conclusion, starting a blog is not that hard. It involves some planning and time to setup and execute. If you are new in blogging, like a pro, you are on the way to be a Pro blogger.
Do you have Pro tips to share here? Do I miss anything that you’d like to enhance here?