Greetings Potential Blogger,
When I first started looking into a blog, I just wanted something to do to pass the time. As I explored the web, I would find one item about blogging on one site and have to go to yet another to find something else.
It occurred to me that it would make much more sense if someone created a list of the best tutorials from around the internet and stored them all on one site. So that’s how this place was born. It will continuously be updated as I find more and more of the best information out there to help get new blogs off the ground.
When I took over the newbie blogger, the first thing I did was remove the ads and affiliate links from the body of his articles. I really liked how he kept the full links as anchor texts as it provides more transparency to the reader. All links on this site are to valuable articles to help get you started as a blogger. The affiliate links have been placed exclusively in the sidebar. Another change you’ll notice is some of the information has been removed. I plan on keeping a blog on this site. The information on the removed pages had great potential and I’m going to spend quite a lot of time expanding on it.
So Where Do You Start?
Easy. Figure out what your topic is going to be.
It should be one topic. Including a second topic is fine as long as they work together. For example, frugal living and minimalism. Both topics are slightly different but they also fall under the umbrella of personal finance. Picking up what I’m laying down?
Be creative. Have fun. If you don’t enjoy writing your blog you can’t expect anyone to enjoy reading it. Also, this topic should be something that you’re already an expert on or are working towards becoming an expert.
Here are a few links that might help get those juices flowing! If you know exactly what you’re going to write about then please go to the next step.
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232489 – This article is a bit dated but the information is still viable.
https://www.bloggingbasics101.com/choosing-a-blogging-niche/ – This one is a bit newer and has really good information as well.
https://smartblogger.com/blog-topic/ – While this article is a bit pessimistic, it’s very helpful. Hard truths are usually the best kind. Make sure you give this a read.
The First Rule of Being a Newbie Blogger is There are No Rules
One thing I want to stress is that you don’t have to monetize your blog. That is not a rule. There is no requirement to pay for anything. If you’re not interested in making money, then there’s no pressure to pay for a theme or pay for hosting.
If you aren’t interested in dealing with competition and dominating your niche, then don’t. And if one day you decide you want to monetize or stop monetizing, that’s also fine. Switching from one to the other is easy to do. There are quite a few people who use their blog to help them wind down and relax and they aren’t interested in making money. Writing has that effect on plenty of people. And for those of you that this applies to, please click here.
For everyone else, take some time to think about what you’re going to write about. And if you’re ready to do this thing, please click here.