Thousand of people start blogging every year but very few of them can continue to blog and other stop blogging at some point. The reason behind people quitting blogging is not that they could have not created a successful blog but only that they do not know the basics of blogging. Blogging is all self learning and there are many resources on the we to do this but this big information is itself a problem and many new bloggers can not find definite sources for authentic and useful information. Bloggers who still apply mind every time and learn the fundamentals of blogging have very big competition ahead of them. In all this scenario , operating a blog and taking it to success is challenging but also rewarding. New bloggers can take their blog to success in some time if they have the concept clear to them. This article is part of the Better Blogger Series 2013 and is solving some most common questions that new bloggers have. The goal of this post is to make few most common things very clear to new bloggers so that they can start their blogging journey with confidence and in a correct manner.
Most common questions about blogging and their answers
I know very basic about a blog but where can I learn more about blogging ?
Blogging is self learning and has various aspects like web-mastering , SEO , research , posting , promotion , social media and building readership. There are many blogs that publish about such topics and this blog is also publishing about all this. New bloggers can follow these blog and check for updates. It is also advised that a blogger does a lot of study about blogging for at least 15 to 30 days and then starts blogging. This will help bloggers save most valuable time and start blogging in a correct way.
How can I set up a blog ?
Setting up a blog is easy . If you do not have much technical skills , you can start a blog on a hosted platform like Blogger by Google. It is also recommended by me personally . If you wan more flexibility , controls and scalability , you can start a blog on a self hosted blogging platform like WordPress. Before setting up a blog with any blogging platform , it is advised that you go through all the the instruction carefully so that you can use all the feature of your blogging platform properly.
What should I blog about ?
This is very big question because many things will depend on this question after some time of active blogging. Selecting a proper blogging topic depends on various aspects and it is extremely important. Posts liked below will focus more on this;
When and how much should I blog ?
Why a person would like to read my blog when there are many famous blogs about every topic ?
If someone is famous does not mean that no one can be better that that person. Everything has a limit and an option. You must not target to become like some one but try to create your own identity. People will like to read your blog because they find it useful and interesting. Creating great content and taking that content to good number of people is very important. As you go on doing this and offer ways to people to stay connected with you , you will go on to build readership.
What is Search Engine Optimization, how important is it and where can I learn about it ?
Search engine optimization is making your blog better to be analyzed and understood by search engines and using most searched and relevant keywords/key-phrases in your content. Though these two points are the key but SEO is more than this in todays time. SEO is a broad concept that has to be taken very seriously. A blogger must know very basics of SEO while starting a blog. Advance SEO may be studied as you go on blogging. SEO is very important for professional blogs but not a concern for very new bloggers. There are many resources a blogger can learn about SEO . Few such are Google Webmaster Central Blog , SEMrush and WooRank.
These articles on KsnWorld will also help in understanding SEO ;
Where will I find new initial readers for my blog ?
Other bloggers and regular web surfers are the best people to promote a blog to. You can easily find such people by searching for other blogs and using blogger communities. It is advised that you build a two way relationship with these bloggers and regularly check and comment on their posts. Posts below will help you with this;
How can I make money from my blog ?
You can make money from our blog by many monetization tools . Currently there are many ad-networks and other monetization tools on the web that help you earn from a blog. Google AdSense is the best and leading one of them. However you will have to build some readership and reputation of your blog before you approach these ad networks.
When and how much can I earn from my blog ?
You can earn money from your blog by using any monetization tool only when you have some visitors to your blog . The volume of your earning from a blog will depend on many aspects like the number of visitors and their geographical location as well as the content on your blog. Articles lined below will help more on this;