How to Start a Blog: Step 1

Start a blogHaving an online presence is becoming increasingly important for everyone, and creating a blog is an excellent way to get results. From commercial businesses to professional individuals looking to generate a network of friends, family, and followers, blogs are a fun way to showcase one’s knowledge and capabilities or just to share your thoughts on a subject that you love? These days, social media and online blogging have become so important to the way in which we communicate.

  1. Decide What You Want To Blog About

The first thing you need to do is pick a blog topic. Is there anything you enjoy or are really passionate about? For Instance, (gaming, polities, food, sports, movies, fashion, celebrities, religion, cars or your business). If there is, then start a blog about it. I am interested in Technology and with my background in IT I picked that topic. It’s even better when you have been in a specific field or an industry for a long time, because you are already an expert. However, if you don’t have any idea which topic or niche you want to write about, think about your hobbies or just start blogging about your daily activities or memorable moments.

While choosing a category for your blog, consider not only what you are interested in, but also what trending topics your potential followers want to read about and how popular is your chosen topic? Blog about something with plenty of room for discussion.

  1. Think about how you want to help people

While you want to know your broad subject area, you need to focus your blog topics more narrowly, so that it has a clear purpose.

Teach something:  If you’re passionate about a particular subject, and you have a lot of experience in that area, then you can offer your knowledge to both people who are new to the subject and others who are as experienced as you are.

Provide the latest news and trends: Write about the latest developments related to your topic. You want to be someone who’s viewed as the ultimate insider so that you can continue to increase your blog’s readership.

Make people laugh: No matter what your subject area, you can present your experiences and thoughts in a humorous way.

Inspire others: Have you overcome an obstacle, such as a serious illness or a difficult life experience? Do you want to turn your challenges into something that will inspire others to overcome their problems? If that’s the case, then make your blog inspirational.

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  1. Check other bloggers in your Niche. 

Take a look at other blogs on your topic to see what other people are already doing. Ask yourself what you have to offer that is different from what other people are already doing. Identifying your niche will give your blog an angle that distinguishes it from your competitors.

  1. Generate some names for your blog. 

Try brainstorming a list of names and writing them on a piece of paper, or talk to friends and family to get ideas.

When you have picked a blog name, the next step is to decide which blogging platform to use.

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About Joy Chukwu

Joy is passionate about Technology and believes in “You can do it” approach to life. She is the CEO of Netstark Solutions and the Founder of Smarthire.ng. Her main goals are to impact knowledge, encourage young girls to get involve in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and also make a difference. She loves people and hope to guide you through the digital world.

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