“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
— Zig ziglar
I know the vibes are really low and not encouraging. Everyday we listen to the news, we hear new updates about the increasing pandemic which compounds the already distressing situation.
Our frontline workers are doing their very best to curb this menace while we have been asked to stay home and be safe. On the bright side, many people have decided to be productive by launching the blog they have very well been procastinating about since the beginning of creation.
It is good to know that you have decided to take a bold step even if you are unsure whether or not your blog is going to grow into something significant. We have all been there, you are definitely not alone.
Today, I have decided to write a post to help new bloggers get situated in this community.
Note: This post is specifically tailored for personal/lifestyle bloggers.
Putting words on paper isn’t old-fashion. Inspiration could hit you from different angles and it’s important you pen it down so you don’t forget.
I can’t count how many blog titles, fascinating ideas I got and failed to put down because I thought I had them well kept in an unshakable part of my brain and guess what? They have all disappeared to the great beyond where all ideas not penned down go to and never come back.
2. A camera
You can’t tell stories without pictures. Anyways, the good news is that you don’t need an expensive camera to do the job, your phone camera can as well make do.
However, if you don’t want to put up personal pictures, you can get high quality photos for free. I totally recommend the PEXEL and CANVA app for amazing photos and graphics designs respectively.
3. Social Networks
You can’t say you are not into “social media” if you want to grow as a blogger. Social media platforms are the cheapest and most lucrative marketing tool you can use to promote your blog.
With just one tap, you can project your blog to a limitless variety of audiences from around the world for free. In fact, the lockdown has made it better to attract potential readers because everyone is probably surfing the internet right now.
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The casual conversational tone of a blog is what makes it particularly fascinating and fun. Don’t police yourself or be rigid in your writing let your words flow from the well of your imagination.
Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.
“People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”
— Zig Ziglar
This is the hardest part and equally the most important. The part every blogger still struggles with maintaining.
You will make mistakes, publish crappy posts, not have a reasonable audience after six months of actively begging every single person you know to visit your blog and it will get even worse.
However, oftentimes, believing you are not good enough becomes our excuse not to be awesome.
YOU GOT THIS!
I wish you all the best!
Feel free to add any thing I left out in the comment section. 💜
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