In this post, I’m going to outline steps to be considered in creating a blog. I am here to give some basic tips to new bloggers on the best ways to create a successful blog. Many people think blogging is so easy and enter into the field of blogging like me. But it’s harder than learning swimming. Bloggers need to have a great knowledge on what they should blog about and how to blog. Apart from these, there are some basic tips to be considered for a new bloggers. Let go ahead and discuss each.
1. Choosing a niche
Niche, in other words, is topic your blog is going to be focused on. On what you should blog? It’s the first question that came up and made you to get into blogging. Niche matters more than a domain name. Yes, choosing a niche that is accessed daily is important. News and entertainment, blogging tips, technology and so on are considered to be the best in blogging niche.
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You have many topics to blog on. Target a niche that fits to you. Always have a deep knowledge on what your blog is about. You should be fit to answers all question what your readers ask you.
2 Choosing a good domain
Choosing a domain name with good keywords is simply a map to your success. I found many complaining on my blog about domain names. They ask me about doncaprio.com. Is there any keywords like blogger, wordpress, tech related to doncoprio’s site? I tell them it is about talent, not about domain. You might have talent, but why don’t you add more by choosing a good domain? Don’t make a purchase as soon as you find a domain is available. Do check twice or thrice and try new searches to find the best one. Always use a smart approach in choosing a good domain.
Choose the short one. That really helps you. Don’t be brave and go for sites like uiop.com ( no meaning, not easy to share ). So ,choosing a domain that should be easy to remember and share should be your priority.
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3. Choosing a platform
Again, this is a huge topic. Searching, searching and searching… still you’re confused in choosing a platform between blogger and wordpress. Why? Blogger is a free with unlimited bandwidth available but Google can delete your blog if the rules and regulations are violated. WordPress is self-hosted, you get what you payed for. You may unlimited disk space and bandwith by choosing best hosting plans, you own it so there’s no point in worrying about someone deleting of your blog. Blogger templates editing is hard when compared to wordpress. WordPress is easy because of more available plugins. Using free Blogger should be a first step of blogging but you would surely move to WordPress one day as I did.
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If you already have experience on any other platforms, just head straight to wordpress and start blogging. Don’t get into risk choosing blogger and migrating and all that… Blogger for beginners and WordPress for professionals.
4. Choosing a Template or Theme
You should remember that choosing a good template or theme is must for many reasons. Let me point out some. The speed of a website is considered in getting approved to Adsense because the speed of website is a major factor of Adsense approval. If your webpage loads fast, you get more page views helps to reduce bounce rate. Users love to navigate fast without delay within your website. Trust me, visitors don’t have patience. I think you too don’t have patience? Using a highly optimized theme helps in SEO and gains more benefits. So don’t think a few bucks. Just pay and enjoy.!
5. Listing in search engines
Do you have a question why your blog is not visible in search results? Because your site is not listed in search engines. Submitting your sitemap and making your settings for robots would make your site get listed in search engines. You’ll find many articles on how to submit your sitemap to webmaster tools like google, bing and yahoo. These three are best recommend to gain huge amount of traffic.
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6. Love your work
Yes, blogging is not a one day success it may be two months, six months , one year or even more. SO, stick to your blog, don’t leave it and use good on-page SEO techniques and off-site SEO to drive good traffic to your blog. The above are one side and SEO is other side. So target both to get success in blogging. Always participate ( through commenting, guest blogging, reading articles) in your niche related blogs. That really helps you more.
So these are the basic things to be considered while starting a career in blogging. I think you can see comment box below. I would be happy to receive your thoughts about this article