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New to Blogging?: Blogger Tips for Amateurs

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Did you suddenly get the inspiration to create a blog and start writing, but don’t know how or when to start?

Creating a personal blog can be confusing, especially if this is your first time. Sites like WordPress and Blogger are readily available ?for those who want to start blogging, but, of course, we feel the need that you still need tips to get started. Don’t worry. We got the best tips for beginners like you!

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  • Know your goal. Why do you want to create a blog? Is this for personal use? Will you use this in your writing career? Is this just a hobby you would like to do in your free time? If you already know the answer to these questions, then get ready for step 2.
  • Establish how you would like your goal carried out. What particular kind of blog are you going to do? A current events and issues blog? A fashion blog? A food blog? A travel blog?
  • Know your audience. If your blog is not a personal one, then this applies. Know which people you are writing for. Your blog’s design and content must match the needs and preferences of your audience. Jessie Rosen’s blog, 20-nothings, targets young people so the content she posts goes from falling in love to going to another country to start a new life.

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  • Write for yourself. It is important to get readers, but the purpose of a blog, first of all, is to have an extension of yourself. Write about what you want to write and how you want to write it. It could be a lot better if you use a first person point of view in your blog. It makes you more credible, more interesting and more realistic.
  • Make it a “social” blog. Activate likes, tweets and comments for your blog. This way, you will know if what you are writing is actually effective and if it is affecting people.
  • Be visible. Invite your online friends to come to your blog and read. Your blog deserves the attention, don’t you think? It does not hurt to do a little publicity for yourself.
  • Be yourself. Your blog is an extension of yourself. You can personalize and customize it all you want. You can’t call it ?a blog if you can’t actually post on behalf of yourself. Don’t be afraid of what your readers might think. Jenny Lawson, owner of The Bloggess,?is the epitome of this tip. She is her humorous normal self in her blog. From her blog, she even went on as far as writing her own memoir, which debuted at number one?on the New York?Times?best seller list.

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  • Have fun. Writing should be a fun exercise for you, whether it’s for work or for personal use. Just enjoy what you are doing and things would be great.

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