Getting Started – Blogging, WordPress, Writing A Post!
Blogging has become a very popular way to communicate with others. Many businesses use blogs to teach and inform people about things related to their business. Others write blogs to share their stories and experiences. Perhaps you have seriously considered writing a blog but don’t have the slightest idea where to begin. Well, here are a few tips on how to build your own website for free.
Of course you should first choose a subject for your website. Not every article has to be on the same subject, but there should be a common thread. For instance, if your website is about raising children, you can include articles about shopping for kid’s clothes, school lunches, childproofing your home, etc. But you wouldn’t write an article about how to train your dog to sit up or how jet travel was first introduced to the world.
Staying on subject is important because people will return to your website again and again if they are interested in the subject. If you have no subject, you will never build up a loyal following.
Have a Passion? Turn It Into a Blog!
Blogging can not only be great fun, but it can also be a source of income. All you really need to start a blog is a passion about something, along with the desire to share that passion with others. Blogging simply entails writing regular short articles, called blog posts, that share some aspect of your subject. If you post regularly, other people with the same passion will find your blog and become regular readers. Blogging does not have to cost a cent, nor do you have to know computer programming to develop a blog. There are several really good free blogging platforms available to anyone who wants to use them. A few of the more popular platforms ( all FREE to join) are:
Just go into any of those sites and there will be easy to understand instructions about setting up your own blog. Many very popular bloggers who have millions of readers have websites on these blogging platforms.
It is important when writing a blog that you write about something you know or care about. You don’t have to be an expert — in fact your website might be about how you are struggling to gain expertise in some area. The reason it should be about something familiar to you is so that you will write website posts regularly and learn how to build your own website for free in the process.
Writing regular posts is a very important tip when creating your own website. If you are passionate about something then you will write about it. If you are writing a post about dog training, but you don’t even own a dog, then you will not feel like writing regularly.
Be sure to include photos on your posts. The most popular website owners have learned their readers like to see pictures of the things they are writing about. If you are writing about your kids, show their pictures. If you post an article about the first day of school, show pictures of the school and your son or daughter getting on the school bus. This will really help you develop an audience.
After you post a new article to your website, let your friends know about it by making a comment on your Facebook page or announcing it to your Twitter followers. Don’t say: “I posted a new article today.” Instead, whet their appetite. Say something like: “What a fiasco! Today was Billy’s first day of school and boy, was I unprepared! I wrote about my humiliating experience on my website.”
Building a website can be great fun and it can also be a way to communicate with lots of people. So get out there, put up your own website and start posting your stories!