Welcome to my journey blogging – starting a DIY blog. I will be sharing my story with you. I hope that this inspires you to start your own. As I learn, you will too.
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Anyone can start a blog
If you are reading this, you have had the opportunity to poke around at my site a little bit. You might even be thinking to yourself, “Hey, I can do that!” Well, you can. I consider myself good at using technology, but not great. So, if I can figure this out, anyone can.
I had been thinking about starting a blog for a long time. I finally did it in January 2017.
First Steps in Blogging
The first thing I did was research other blogs. I looked at their content, layout, ad placing, and how long they were blogging. There are so many choices and options that it makes it hard to narrow down. It is like going to the grocery store and standing in the cereal isle trying to pick just one.
Determining the Design
I think the hardest part was choosing the site look and design, choosing the pages and categories. I thought that they had to be set in stone forever once I set them up. I have come to realize that I can add categories and tweak the pages on the site as I grow and learn how to build content.
Take your Time
It took me two weeks to move beyond one page. I learned how to add content and descriptions to each page telling the readers what the page was about. Keep experimenting with your layout and content until you are happy with the look, feel, and ease of finding information for your viewers.
Take Good Pictures
Another thing that is important in blogging is to learn how to take good pictures. I just use my Smartphone, However, I am learning how to get better lighting for my pictures. I am also learning that it is a good practice to have pictures of the products or ingredients before you make the recipe or start the project. Also, it is important to have pictures of the process throughout so you can help your readers visualize the instructions. Of course, it is always good practice to have a picture of the final product.
My Pictures are continuing to improve with practice.
Be a Professional Blogger
After a little while, I was able to join a professional blogging association. It was a good day when they gave me their gold seal of approval.
I am also an avid user of Pinterest. I only have skills to post, browse, comment, and save. I do know that I will have much to learn yet and Pinterest is one of those must-have tools in your toolbox if you want to be a successful blogger. Pinterest helps get your word in front of many people. Come check out my Pinterest page
Follow along as I learn how to become a blogger. I will share my blogging journey with you. That is how I continually learn and I want to give back to others.
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