There are millions of blogs online and hundreds that are started every day. Most people see the end result, but blogging is more than free dinners, celebrity interviews and getting products. They don’t see the amount of work that goes into to choosing topics, creating content and promoting your work. As a newbie, you may not know much so today I’m sharing tips for starting a successful blog.
Know Your ‘Why’
You have to know why you want to blog. I often laugh when vlogger Jouelzy says she started her Youtube channel for free weave, but if that’s the reason, why not? You never know how big your platform can get.
Choose a Niche
Decide what you want to write about. It’s totally up to you, but there are times when changes are made. Most of my first posts were hair related. Last year, I started writing more about my travel experience and decided to go that route instead of writing exclusively on Natural Hair.
Set Realistic Goals
In the blogging world, consistency is key. If you’re a parent, work full time and have other responsibilities,
there’s no way it’s hard to put out content daily. Set a goal of having at least one post a week. As opportunities and ideas come, you can expand to write posts at least 2-3 times on a weekly basis. You need to have enough relevant content in order to keep your audience. I suggest you have at least 3-5 posts so new readers can get a feel for your writing style during a blog launch. Of course, there are successful blogs that start with one post but don’t just write one and forget about it.
Create Quality Content
It doesn’t make sense to post janky stories. Work on your posts before publishing and make sure they’re of good quality. As time goes by, you also have the ability to edit and create follow-ups to existing posts.
Join a Community
There are people that figure things out on their own, but blogging communities are so helpful as a new blogger. I highly suggest joining Facebook groups with other bloggers in and outside of your niche. It builds relationships that may result in collaboration and cross-promotion, eventually expanding your brands.
What else do you think is needed in starting a successful blog?