Do you blog? As you have probably surmised I’m a bit of a blogging-addict, but hey – I have a lot say! A blog can be a great way to share your experiences with other people and make a little money (or a lot of money!) while you’re doing it. If you’ve been thinking of starting your own blog but haven’t yet I’m here to motivate you – today is the day!
Starting your own blog isn’t as hard as you might think but it does take time, energy, and most importantly – patience! I think many new bloggers get discouraged because they expect people to read their blog right-away. A famous quote from “Field of Dreams” comes to mind when I think of blogging – “If you build it, they will come.” If you are passionate about what you talk about, and provide high-quality, unique content, your blog will take-off, but you have to stick with it.
So how can you get a blog started – today? Follow my three steps to success below and you’ll have your blog up and running in no time.
2) Buy a nice WordPress theme. This is absolutely essential. Using a good-looking theme will make your blog look professional and allow you to easily add different features and advertising options. I’m a HUGE fan of WooThemes and have used them with almost every blog I write! (Want some examples – look at my Twitter Blog and my Personal Blog)
3) Write! This may sound like an obvious one but many bloggers simply don’t post enough. If you are only posting once a week you aren’t giving your readers a good reason to come-back to your blog regularly. Try to post at least every-other day to get started and then move to everyday as soon as you can. This is where 99% of bloggers fail – they write a few posts, get discouraged and then just stop posting. Stick with it and put time and energy into your posts – nobody said blogging was easy – there is a reason successful blogs are successful!
That’s it – if you follow these three steps to success you will be on the road to having a successful blog.
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