Becoming a blogger: #1 How to set up a successful blog


This is my first post in my #BecomingABlogger series that I'm going to start on my blog! In this series of posts I will be giving tips, tricks and guides on how to make you blog the best it can possibly be! Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't say I'm a professional blogger but I would say I know my fair share after being part of the community for 2 years now.

This first post is going to be all about the process of setting up your blog get getting started, so why not take a look if you're interested in becoming a blogger or you're already a blogger!


Know your subject
If you're becoming a blogger you need to know what you want to talk about. The best thing is that it doesn't even have to be the same type of post every time, I class myself as a Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blogger but there are plenty of other options out there! You just need to state what kind of posts will be prominent in your blog so your audience knows what to expect.

TOP TIP: Choose a subject that you're passionate about because it shows through in your writing and also makes your writing super duper easy and fun!


Choose your platform
If you intend to set up a blog you need to know about the different platforms out there that you could pop your blog on! There are loads out there like Blogger/ Blogspot, Wordpress and Tumblr. I personally use Blogger/ Blogspot because it's easy to use, its customisable and I find it works for me, you might want to do a bit of research before you pick your platform.


Choose your name wisely
Your blog name is how people know you online, it is your blogs online identity and it's important to love your blog name and not want to change it for the foreseeable future, especially if you're just starting out. If you change your blog name loads its very inconsistent and can be annoying for people to keep up with, you can keep it simple with your name or mix it up and have something subject specific, just make sure you keep it for a while or people will be confused and won't be able to keep up!


Posts
A great idea I have seen floating around since I started blogging is to compile a few posts before you actually start putting your blog out there. I wish I'd have had this idea when I started, this meant that when people click on your blog there is more than just one post and it allows people to get to grips with your blog and who you are as a person! I mean let's be serious, are you more likely to follow a blog if it has one post or a few more? I know who I would follow. 

TOP TIP: Don't forget to tag your blog post with things that are relevant to it, that way it's more likely to show up in browsers and it makes your blog easy to search if you have a search bar!


Be you
The last tip on this post is definitely that you have to be yourself. The best way to build a connection with an audience is to not put up a front or put on an act, just be you! It's realllly freaking easy to tell when people aren't being themselves when they're writing so it's really not worth it.


Hope I helped a little bit, this is only the first post of many so keep up to date and to see the other posts in this series pop Becoming A Blogger in my search bar!


What's your blog URL? leave it in the comments!


Thank you for reading,


Mandy x


7 comments

  1. This is so helpful! I'm looking forward to the future posts in the series 🙂 X

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  2. I've just started out blogging!
    http://www.theprintedparade.com

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    1. Good luck! I hope all goes well for you x

      Mandy x

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  3. Great tips ! especially for new bloggers ! I know pretty much what to do I guess... having said that I am still learning! :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you and I shall check your blog out now! xx

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