You asked and here it is! Five reasons why you should start blogging right now!!
1. Find your voice
I’m a huge fan of writing, blogging, vlogging, whatever it is you do, go for it, but you cannot underestimate the power of words. If you think about it we are constantly surrounded by entertainment in the form of music, videos and books. Each entertainment outlet has a strong connection with the rhythm of words and the sensual way they fit together.
Maybe your dreams don’t reach up to the sky and back down again but whatever you do, don’t settle for normal.
2. Choose a platform
I may be biased but WordPress is hands down the best blogging platform. I tried Blogger but found myself frustrated and hidden among the many blogs on that site. As soon as I started WordPress it was like a breath of fresh air. I found it very easy to gain likes and followers immedienatly. Don’t take my word for it check out Stories and Inspiration
3. Picking a theme
When you click “create” you’re breathing life into a new project. As a fresh start you get to name your blog, create a URL for it and pick out a theme. Quick tips on choosing a theme:
- Make sure your font is easy to read and the style of your theme is beautiful
- Don’t hit publish until you’re done, there’s nothing worst than scaring away readers with your construction signs
- Stay away from those dark backgrounds – they are hard to read on I don’t care how enchanting your work is
4. Don’t let the Blog Admin deter you
The Admin panel is a place for your creativity to flow. This is also where you can change all the setting to your blog, add widgets on the site bar to your social media sites, or other delightful information such as blog posts.
5. It’s time to write
- Long paragraphs are not sexy. Make sure you break up your text with paragraph breaks every 3-4 sentences.
- Pictures are attractive – there are several sites that offer free images, or if you like to use your own photos use PicMonkey to make them beautiful and add text or quotes to them.
- Need to get noticed? Categorize your blog posts and tag like crazy! Readers will be much more likely to find you.
- If you still need more help check out WordPress Learn
Bonus: Blogging on the Run
WordPress has a fantastic app for iOS 7 which you can download and blog on the go. You can add pictures from your phone, view stats, keep up with blogs you follow, approve comments and receive push notifications any time you get yet another like.
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Have tips for future bloggers? More questions? A new blog? Share your thoughts in the comments below!