Back in the day when Facebook wasn't yet around, people actually turned to blogging for some “selfie” ego tripping. If you don't know what “selfie” is, it's actually a term coined by BBC which refers to people who take pictures of themselves all the time and upload them to Facebook.
Luckily for you,blogging has evolved to something more informative. These days, in order for a blog to be considered a decent blog, it should revolve around a certain topic, even if your blog has your name and picture on it. Remember, blogs have evolved into something more informative.
There are many niches that you can write about. However, if you ask us, start with something that you're passionate about, especially if you're a total newbie. If you're not passionate about anything worth publishing, then write about topics that a lot of people are always interested in, or evergreen topics.
Tip: Try to be there for your readers constantly. Make a habit out of responding to posts or starting new blogs at specific times.
Evergreen topics include topics that are related to health, money and love. There are no set rules as to how you should write, however, if you want to build a strong following, you have to publish informative articles informative and funny articles that are worthy of sharing. To help you generate really good articles, find articles on other websites and talk about them on your blog.
More more important than content generation, however, is blog promotion, or getting the word out that you have this blog that contains useful information on a certain topic.
You can promote your blog in several ways.
One is to make your blog rank well on Google for its best search phrases. The best method to achieve this is by purchasing a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) course or by employing an SEO expert straightaway. Side by side with SEO, you should also use social media like Facebook or Twitter. Have you friends talk about your blog on their own Facebook or Twitter accounts.
Tip: Don't overuse plug-ins, ads, keywords or images. If you do, your blog could get removed from the major search engines, negating all the hard work you've done so far.
If you're wondering how you can make money from your blog, look for products that are related to your blog and then check if they've got an affiliate marketer program you could sign up for.
In this world, there are really only two kinds of blogs: free blogs and self-hosted blogs. Free blog sites are the ones published on free blogging platforms like Blogger. A self-hosted blog, meanwhile, is hosted on a web hosting provider like Hostgator. If you opt for a self-hosted blog, you will need to spend $20 on a domain name and hosting upfront. Afterward, you have to pay your hosting company monthly.
If you're not ready for a self-hosted blog, go ahead and make a free one, however set a target date for when you will change your blog to a self-hosted one. Even though you'll find nothing inherently wrong with free blogs, they're not your property and there's no telling when those free blogs are going to close your web blog simply because you are in violation of their Terms And Conditions. It has happened to blog writers before and it will happen again.
If you're not ready for a self-hosted blog, go ahead and make a free one. Set a target date for when you will change your blog to a self-hosted one.