Today blog’s post will only focus on what should you know to start a blog.
But, before anything else I just wanted to stated that I am not a professional blogger. Although I have about a year and a half of blogging experiences, I still think that I had a lot of things to learn.
Therefore, I only share what I know (based on my own opinion) towards blogging basics that you should know.
What you should know about blogging?
- Domain and Web Host
- Traffic source
- Consistency posting
Read also: 5 reasons why you should start a blog
1) Blog platform
First thing first, you should know where to post your blog’s post. You can start your free account on any blog platform. You can start as a free account at first, but also you can start your blog with the paid version. It doesn’t matter as long as you have a blog platform.
Nowadays, you can choose a blogging platform because we had so many choices. And here is the list of popular blogging platforms.
Once you had a blog platform, or you know where to post your blog, start to customize it and set up your blogging. It only takes about 10 or 20 minutes to set up your blog, you don’t have to spend too much time on it in one day because day by day you will learn to make it better.
Read also: How to post your first blog in Blogspot?
A blog niche is a specific topic that you want to share with a reader. It’s okay to start a blog with a random post at first. Maybe at first, you want to experiment with what your blog will look like, or you don’t have any idea what to post about.
At one point, you’ll explore more and know about what to write about. So, in the meantime, keep posting on your blog. Here is the list of your blog niche that you can pick as your topic;
- Home Garden
- Health and fitness
Well, it depends on you on how you pick your blog niche as long as you know what to post about.
3) Domain and Web Host
The blog domain is the name of your blog and the web address that you use for people to search for you. For example, www.lisamaurie.com. Normally, the blog platform has a free custom domain, such as www.lisamaurie.wordpress.com. You can change the name anytime (but wordpress.com will not be removed). Some bloggers prefer a paid domain so it will look more professional. Once you have purchased a domain, the files such as HTML, CSS, images, audio, and others will be stored in a location of the Web Host.
Therefore, a web host is a company that rent their service for websites purposes to a customer. Here are some of the web host company:
- Exabytes (Malaysia)
- NetKL (Malaysia)
4) Traffic source
A traffic source is where you gain more reader to your blog. One of the way to gain more followers or traffic into your blog is by share it to any social media. List down here is the type of social media that you can gain a traffic:
- Whatsapp status
But, the best choices of all is Pinterest. Pinterest is where a lot of people from all around the world searching for a new idea. The best thing about it is, it doesn’t matter you have a lot of followers or not, when you shared your blog on Pinterest, people can access it and there’s a possibility you will gain a lot of traffic.
5) Blog consistency posting
I know it really hard to become consistent in writing or anything you do. When I starting my blog, It really took too much time for me to think of what to write about next. Therefore, you must have a good strategy on how you manage your blog. If you are really serious about blogging, you have to plan it well, and consistency in blogging is so much important because it shows how active you are with your blog. Furthermore, Google likes fresh content. It’s a harsh truth.
So, here are the simple and basic thing that you need to know before start a blog.
- Your blog platform: Where you want to post your blog?
- Niche: What is your topic about?
- Domain and web host: Buy a domain from a web host for a more professional blog
- Traffic source: My main suggestion is PINTEREST!
- Consistency posting: Google-like fresh content!