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    How to plan and start your blog ?

    Hello there! Have a wonderful week and a lovely day in whatever you do. Why I need to start greeting you first? Because I know life could be overwhelmed, you might find that many things are happening today; maybe you're tired physically and mentally. I don't know, but I wish you the best in life.

    I just want to tell everyone that Life is Good. I haven't written my blog content for a long time. So, today could be my new day to start again!

    Lately, I was reorganizing my strategy on my blog journey and more of it, I almost change everything about my blog. So, during that time, I read my blog from the beginning I started in 2019. At some point, I find my content was a bit childish and cringy.


    I was laughing at my own content, but at the same time, I'm actually grateful because I go this far. This is the longest thing that I still kept doing instead of stopping. So, I can say that I am proud of myself not because I was so good, but Because I appreciate the hard work I was doing since 2019.

    But, as I scrolled on my blog content and read the story or tips that I wrote a long time ago, I missed many things. I mean, I write about the reason to start a blog, the tutorial on buying a domain and transferring your blog and more. 

    But, I missed the main point, which is how to start your blog?

    So today, let's talk about it. How to start a blog? How to plan your blog well to launch it and do it and not stop doing it in the middle of your effort. I know that some people were only excited initially, but they were tired and stopped immediately when facing the challenges. 

    It does happen to me too. 

    So, what did I do? I keep moving forwards, keep practicing, and keeping the momentum. I'll be honest with you. It's not easy! But, I always remind myself that I need to finish what I start to not waste my effort and money.

    Therefore, I'm giving you my 5 blogging tips on how I start my blog. 

    5 steps on how to plan and start your blog;

    People are interested in building their blog, neither for business, personal blog, or just a hobby. But, they don't know how to start it. Therefore, in this topic, we will intensely discuss 5 essential things to create your own blog.
    • Find your blog niche.
    • Choosing blog platform
    • Plan your strategy
    • Writing a content
    • Keep doing it

    Step 1: Find your blog niche

    What is a blog niche? A blog niche simply is the topic that you want to talk about in your blog. For example, you are a dietician, so your blog niche could talk about human health and nutrition. Another example was that you are interested in blogging, and you want to share your tips and tutorial with your reader. So then, your blog niche is about blogging.

    Another blog niche example could be;
    • Finance
    • Travel
    • Health and Fitness
    • Motivation
    • Education
    • Parenthood
    • Pets
    • Lifestyle
    and more! There's a lot of blog niche that you could pick for your blog.

    Why is it essential to have a blog niche? When you have a blog niche, it easier for you to plan on your content, and most importantly, you can narrow your idea into specific topics. In this way, you will have constructive content planning and save so much time creating a blog.

    However, although there's a lot of blog niche you can rely on, you still need to think on your reader's behalf. Choosing the wrong blog niche might getting you zero visitors. So instead, you need to do research on what's the most readable blog niche. So that you could get a visitor and increases your blog traffic.

    Step 2: Choosing the platform

    Before you want to launch your blog, you need to search for a platform. A blog platform is where you creating a blog without any charges. Nowadays, we have many platforms that help bloggers or business people create their own blogs or websites. For example, you can type on Google 'blog platform,' and you'll see many suggestions.

    Though sometimes choosing the platform could be difficult because you'll like everything that you see. And what I meant was, you don't know where to start because you find the platform for A is better, but at the same time, some of the functions in platform B are not implemented in A.

    You can search on this blogging platform which suitable for you;
    • WordPress.org
    • Wix
    • Gator
    • WordPress
    • Blogger
    • Tumblr
    • Medium
    • Ghost
    • Squarespace

    But, I suggest you choose a friendly-user blog platform that is easy to use and more understandable for beginners. For example, when I first started my blog, I used the Blogspot platform because it is easy compared to other blogging platforms. 

    However, if you find that you are most comfortable with another blog platform, proceed to it. Having a blog platform is crucial if you want to start a blog journey; otherwise, where would you like to promote your content?

    Step 3 - Planning on your strategy.

    Hmm, this could be difficult because it will need your commitment, discipline and willingness to learn new things. Also, having a strategy for your blog could make you overwhelmed if you don't have any idea about what is a blog about?

    To come to this part, you must know the important thing: what makes you want to start a blog? If it is for making money? Is it something that you want to share your knowledge with others? or is it just because of your hobby?

    Whatever it is, you must have the right reason for yourself. For example, if you want to start making a blog because it's something that you love, such as posting about your daily life, telling about your days to the reader, then you don't really have to plan your strategy because it's just based on a hobby.

    But, if you want to make a blog because you want to sell your product, gain traffic to promote your brand and start making money out of it, you really need to plan your strategy because it will help you like a lot.
    I started my blog without any plan at first, and it turns to be chaotic because I was lost in what should I do next? So, I just post my blog, but it gains no reader at all. So after a while, I stop making content because I was wasting my energy on something that didn't work out. So, therefore, it's really important to have your strategy on your blog because you'll see the direction of your goal from there.

    So, here are some of the strategy that I implied;
    • Do research on your blog niche
    • Gain more knowledge
    • Buy a domain and search for web hosting
    • Creating your email list
    • Make a checklist for social media
    • Post content
    • Monetize your blog
    • Applied for affiliate marketing
    • Keep the momentum
    You can have a 100 list of strategies for growing your blog, but it'll never be done if you are not working on it. So, the most important thing is to keep doing it, don't stop, and if you find it didn't work, you have to do something about it.

    Step 4 - Posting your content consistently.

    After planning out your strategy, you need to post your content consistently to show that you are active. If you only post for 6 months and disappearing like most bloggers do (I did that too), you'll lose the momentum and eventually stop doing a blog.

    How many posts that should we create in blogging?

    When I first started my blog with no idea what to post about, I just post it whenever I feel like posting. But, that's a mistake! Although Google likes fresh content, it's really important to keep consistency in blogging. 

    Usually, I post blog content once or twice a week. But, since I have two blogs (www.lisamaurie.com), I would have no time to write content twice per week for each of my blogs. Also, it will be too heavy for me because I have others to settle with.

    My point here is, plan your time well, it's okay to post once a week, but you have to be consistent. 

    Step 5 - Don't stop and keep doing it.

    There's a time you will feel like it is not worth it. It showed no result at all, and finally, you give up on what you have worked so hard. I felt I give up when I see no reader to my blog because my main point in doing a blog is to make my own money.

    But, the thing with this kind of mindset, you have to plan your strategy well. Like I said, again and again, it's really important so you can see where your planning goes. But, to be honest, it's really hard to start something because this is a new thing for me too. 

    And at some point, I was really stressing out because I want to achieve that goal so bad.

    But, here are the things. Everything needs time to grow, so does the blog or any business that you were on today. We might felt really tired of planning this and that, but we see no result at all. But, that doesn't mean it will not work out.

    You have to give time for yourself, and if plan A didn't work out, there's plan B. So, there's always a way to being successful. But, the important key of all is to never give up!

    "Great Success is built on failure, frustration, even catastrophe" ~ Sumner Redstone.

    Conclusion:

    So, to start a blog again;
    1. You must have a blog niche - do research on what you like to talk about
    2. Having a blog platform - where you can design what you want your blog to look like
    3. Planning a strategy - Plan your strategy so you could achieve what you want
    4. Post content consistently - remember! Google likes fresh content, but at the same the consistency also important as fresh content.
    5. Don't give up - Keep doing it until you see the result!



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