How to start a blog successfully: A Quick Guide
How to start a blog successfully: A Quick Guide….cont’d
#1 – Identify the goals and niche for your blog
The first place to start is figuring out why you want to start a blog.
- What’s driving you?
- What are your goals?
- Do you want to start a blog because you’d like to share your experiences and knowledge on a particular topic?
- What skills and knowledge do you have that make people want to read your blog?
- Do you know who your target audience is going to be?
- How much time can you realistically dedicate to your blog each month?
These questions and others are very important because they will help you lay the foundation for your blog, the ongoing content, and every activity relating to your blog going forward. If your blog is personal, you may want to name your blog. Choose the name carefully and think about how it will work with the website domain you choose. Sit down and brainstorm blog post ideas to help you with a blog name that has a meaning. It should be a name that can capture the attention of your target audience. If it is a business blog, it may or may not have a name.