Do you have a special interest? Do you believe there is something you know and love that other people would love to know, too? Are you the kind of person who likes sharing their beliefs with the world? Then you should start a blog! I am speaking from my own experience, but the truth is that having a blog is really fun, and you feel that you are truly making a contribution. At the same time, it feels really good to put your thoughts down, and when you get feedback from those who read you, you realize that there is a great reward you have never thought about.
Why start a blog? I have millions of reasons to tell you about, but I will try to be short and to the point. A blog is a personal space that you care sharing with others. It holds your thoughts, your opinions, and – why not? – your knowledge on a certain subject. It is extremely satisfying on a personal level and it puts you in contact with people who have the same interests as you.
So, how do you start? I kind of learned the things I know now partly from friends, and partly on my own, so I will try to put them down here for you, so you can find it easy to do it, too. First things first, starting with a platform usually makes things easier; the most popular is WordPress, you may have heard about it, but there are others, too. Things are easy when working with a platform, because you are given many tools that you do not have to be tech savvy to use.
But enough with the technical stuff. I want to tell you more about how to write and what to write. As I said, a blog is a personal space, so I highly recommend you to turn to yourself and have a talk about what you like. Are you a fan of a certain movie or celebrity? Are you handy with knitting needles? Is politics what interests you? Then you already have a theme for your blog!
Now, what do you want to transmit to those reading you? Do you want to keep them up to date with news and such? Do you have particular knowledge on a subject and you want to let others know about it? Do you have an opinion you want to share? This is what your blog post should be about!
There are not really that many important things to know about starting a blog, so these, I think, are the basics. I hope you feel more motivated now to start your own blog and begin your blogging career!