There is nothing new which I am going to tell you about blogging in this post. Its just a path for those who are new to blogging and in this post I will tell you how to start blogging, how to build audience, how to choose niche for your blog, how to get your blog on search engines, how to start earning and how to become a professional blogger. So we have following topics in this post. JUMP TO: How to choose niche / Topic for my blog? What should I choose as blogging platform(WordPress Or Blogger)? How to create / start a blog ? How to build audience for my blog ? – Social audience – Webmaster tools – Search engine optimization – Email audience How to earn money from my blog ? How to upgrade my blog to domain ?
1. How to choose niche / Topic for my blog? Choosing a niche for your blog is actually the base on which your blog will stand. In case of any mistake you can’t be a successful blogger. So before creating a blog you need to decide what you should blog about. To choose a niche for your blog first you need to search what trending on internet or blog about what you know. For example if you know about how to make money online, start blogging about it. It will surely bring you a big audience. Furthermore if you know about cooking then you can start blogging about cooking and share your recipes with others.
Also if you know about programming you can start a blog about it. But the thing is you must know about the thing about which you are going to start blogging. So the bottom line is start blogging about something you know or what is trending but first know about it. 2. What should I choose as blogging platform(WordPress Or Blogger) Before we judge whether we choose wordpress or blogger for blogging let me share features of both:
Features of blogger: The first feature of blogger is overview where you can see latest updates of your blog such as comments, today page views, total posts, followers and a graph which shows your traffic stats. The second one is post where you can see how many posts are in draft or published. You can edit them here. After posts other option is comments which shows you how many comments you have approved to show and how many are spam. The fourth is Google+ where you can manage where to share your updates whether on your on profile or any page you created on Google+.
After Google+ there is another option of stats which describes your blog’s traffic briefly. It shows today’s traffic, yesterday’s traffic, Last month page views, all the time traffic, countries of visitors, the pages they have visited and traffic sources. Other option is earnings, if you have a Google AdSense account your earnings will show up here. A new feature is also added which is campaigns where you can create ads of your posts which will show up in Google searches. It is very easy way to increase your blog traffic but its worth. After campaigns there is a layout option where you can change favicon of your blog, select a navigation bar, add description,title or image to header, edit blog posts settings and add or remove a gadget to your blog.
After layout there is Template option with which you can customize or edit your blog template and can choose another template for your blog. After all options there is a last and very important option of settings which helps you to control posts and comments settings, basic settings, search preferences, language, time zone, date and other. Features of WordPress: Build a blog, a full website, or a combo. Personal blog, portfolio, business site — it’s up to you. Start free. Upgrade for advanced customizing or business tools. Or stay free! Add a custom domain to carve out your own space on the web, and manage it right from WordPress.com. Over 25% of the web runs on WordPress. WordPress.com is home to everyone from brand-new bloggers to Time, CNN, TechCrunch, and more. Choose from hundreds of customizable themes, with new additions weekly. Create a mobile-friendly site with a click, or choose from a wide selection of responsive themes that look great everywhere. Get friendly, expert help — our team of Happiness Engineers is standing by. Support is available 24-7 via email and our community forums.
For folks with an upgraded plan, Happiness Engineers are available via live chat for real-time assistance. WordPress’s editor is fast, intuitive, and saves your work every few seconds, so you never miss a word. Drag-and-drop images into posts and pages. Create designer-worthy photo galleries. Embed audio, video, and more. Update your site from anywhere with mobile and desktop apps for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. Whatever you create on WordPress.com is yours alone. Export your content at any time Automatically send new posts to Twitter, Facebook, and more, and add social tools to help readers share their favorites.
Make it easy for new fans to find you with built-in SEO. All you have to do is publish. Learn more about your visitors — where they’re from, what they read, when they visit — with rich, easy-to-read stats. All the above features are from wordpress. But In my opinion blogger is better than wordpress. So I would prefer blogger to wordpress because of its easy interface and so much popularity. 3. How to create / start a blog ? Its very easy to start a blog using blogger. All you need is a gmail account. Here are the steps to create your first blog. You can watch a video too
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