You might have seen some people who are strongly passionate about blogging. They just need to hear the word blogging and they will do the rest. They will teach themselves about the basics of blogging; they will lay their hands on primary coding, and they will get themselves involved in exploring different things until they become experts. On the other hand, there is you.
You like blogging, but you are scared; you think you can’t do it; you don’t have the time and it is too difficult for you. So, you don’t blog, because you were not born to blog. Is that right?
No! That’s totally wrong, and let me explain you why.
Blogging is not rocket science. It is just a simple way of keeping a diary. The only difference is that you keep this diary online. You may not want to share your personal life with others, but you do have lots of technical and professional knowledge about computer hardware, software, graphic and networking. Why not write about them and share it with others?
See! The basic foundation is already there. We know that you have a lot to write about, but you have that little fear inside you, and that fear is about putting down your paper notebook and staring using your online sheet. So, don’t worry. We are here to assist you. Let’s see what you can do.
Stop Believing in What You Can’t Do
It is not a solution to ponder on you inability about not being able to blog. Nobody expects you to design a fancy blog page and write hundreds lines of codes. We have thousands of passionate nerds out there who will take care of this problem for you for free. As a blogger you just need to WRITE. Share your skills, talk about your experience and expand your knowledge.
Take the First Step
Choose your blog host and build your platform. WordPress and blogger are one of the most commonly used blogging platforms. Create your account and start exploring its options and possibilities. Don’t be afraid. There is nothing difficult and impossible. If you can read, you can blog. Today all blogging platforms come with detailed information about how to start and where to go for successful blogging. If you need more inspiration, see what other people are doing with their blogs. You can also watch hundreds of tutorials on Youtube.
There are lots of ways to take the first step. You just need to take it.
Teach yourself How to Blog
You should always keep one thing in mind. Nobody was born a blogger. A blogger is MADE, and you are that person. A blogger is that self-driven and passionate person who invests a part of his daily time to learn about the nuts and bolts of blogging. It does not matter at what stage of expertise you are, novice or professional, what is important is that you keep teaching yourself one little trick in a day, and find a use for that trick in your blogging journey.
Talk to an Expert
Talking to a professional blogger is another way to get inspired about blogging. Professional bloggers are full of ideas, inspiring techniques and exciting stories. They can show you the beauty of blogging through sharing minor details about content, layout, coding and optimization. Because professional bloggers are familiar with the details and technical aspects of blogging, they can illustrate a better mental image about the beauty of blogging.
Practice your Knowledge
One of the greatest things about blogging is the ability to practice your knowledge. Once you learn a new tip or trick, you have immediate means and possibilities to put your knowledge into action and see the fruit of your work. Use this tip and you will see how soon you will get inspired.
Monitor your Progress
Blogging is all about sharing. You share with people and people share with you. This is the magical part. This online communication through blogging is what makes this experience unique and inspiring. When people come and read your posts, they share their thoughts with you. Your visitors’ comments tell you if you are doing a great job or you need improvement. Read their comments, reply to them and appreciate their time and contribution. At the same time, you can understand how good you are at your blogging journey and how much more hard work you have to put for your prosperity.
Learn from you Mistakes
Please don’t frown upon this title nor treat it as a boring phrase. Learning from mistakes is the best strategy to start your blogging experience. Remember one thing when you start blogging. You are not a pro, nor were you born to blog. You are that nice passionate person who wants to share his thoughts with the rest of the world. You have no former blogging education, but you have the courage and perseverance to jump in and start blogging, and you are not afraid of mistakes because you know you won’t learn unless you make mistakes, and you will make mistakes if you accept all challenges of learning something new. So be brave a bold! Start your blog. Be prepared to make mistakes. Look for your mistakes. Discover them. Look for solutions. Improve your blogging skills. Show it to the world that you CAN blog without any prior knowledge and you are determined to get better at it.
Blogging and getting professional is not about giving up, it is about pushing hard and showing perseverance. Perseverance is that mental invisible force that will fight against your I-am-bad or can’t-do attitude. Once you create your blog and start posting content, you should keep an eye on how your work is paying off. Check your comments, read them, see what people think about your work, what their suggestions are and what they are expecting from you. Do regular online search and learn about blogging techniques or search engine optimization skills. Practice what you preach about blogging, and monitor your progress. You can do this daily or weekly, but make sure you do it regularly because you are going to shapes expectations for your visitors, so make sure you show seriousness in your work.
Blogging requires many skills at the same time, so you should be prepared for the skills that you do not possess. If you are a great writer but do not know how to code a blog, that is not a problem. Ask a technical person. She could be a friend or a classmate. Don’t blame yourself for the things that you may not be able to do by yourself. It is difficult to be a coder, a graphic designer, a content writer, a trouble shooter and analyst at the same time. If you want to have all these skills, Wolla!, there are tons of free material that you can read and learn about what you want. If you don’t want the trouble, that is ok. Do what you can do, but don’t forget to ask for help for the things that you can’t do.
Another point that you have to keep in mind is your progress. At the beginning, especially when you are new, you may not be satisfied from your results. Don’t get disappointed. Be patient. Instead of letting negative feelings conquer you, channel your positive feelings for an online quest and finding the things that can make your blog better. Remember, one good trick in a day, will keep bad experience away.
Believe in Making Impossible Possible
As I mentioned earlier. A blogger is MADE, not born. A blogger is made because he invests time in learning, shows curiosity in exploring, demonstrates passion in sharing, displays perseverance in succeeding and finally commits to hard work. This is all about YOU. As a blogger you have all key motives to start your blogging journey and move forward. You just need to start now and stop hesitating about the things you can’t do. Start thinking about the things you can.
Think how great you can write, how strongly you can inspire your readers, how fast you can learn, and how greatly you can set an example for all those who believe they can’t. Once a wise man said, “The ultimate step to professional blogging is just that next step that you take after your previous step.” Keeping taking those next steps and let us know you great you have become.