5 Tips For Starting A Blog

Danny Donovan
February 2, 2016

New year, new blog? Sure, why not? Writing can be very therapeutic and putting that content into a blog form can be beneficial in many ways.

There are many reasons to start a blog and no reason is the wrong reason. If you are getting your voice out there ,whether is be a personal or business blog, and creating interesting content, then someone will read it. If you do decide to start one, there are some things you should know. Here are 5 tips on how to start a blog and save you extra time and energy.

1. Plan Aheadblogging

Before you start writing, you have to plan on what you want your blog to be about. Create short and long term goals that will help you narrow your planning to specific things.

WordPress is one of the best blogging platforms. It is recommended to use WordPress as your blogging platform.

Choose a theme for your blog and they type of content you will write that people will be interested in.

2. Visual Content Is Key

Social Networking sites are starting to really favor heavy visual content.

People like to look at photos while reading. It makes the blog more visual and enjoyable.

You should work on your visual content along with your written content. It is best to be subscribed to a stock photo website like Deposit Photos. This will eliminate any copyright problems.

blogging3. Add a Mailing List

Having a mailing list for blogs has been important ever since blogs were first starting. While you are setting up your blog, make sure to add an opt-in form so you can collect emails. This way you will be in people email inboxes right away instead of hoping they find your blog through search engines.

4. Form Alliances

Make connections, network with other websites or bloggers. In particular with the topics you will be blogging about. The more you get yourself out there the higher the chances of people discovering you.

You can make new friends through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and more. Having a good support system can make all the difference.

blogging5. Mobile Device Responsiveness Is Important

Most of the Internet searches are done on mobile devices or tablets. If you have a blog, chances are people will be looking at it on their tablet. Your blog and images have to be responsive or you will have a high bounce rate.

While you are setting up your blog, make sure it is mobile responsive. It will save you the trouble having to convert everything down the road.

You have the information you need to start a blog. Now go and be creative.

Danny Donovan
Upon graduation, with little money and a ton of risk, Danny took his project and put his degree into action by starting his own website design business. With little direction, he began to learn the ins and outs of running a website development and marketing agency through trial and error. To start, Dsquared Media resided in a tiny 210 square foot office space located in Delray Beach, Florida that was barely room enough for employees to work. As time progressed, so did Danny’s knowledge on maintaining and running a successful business based on progressive marketing strategies. Currently, Dsquared Media employs 12 media professionals and is located in a space over 7 times larger than the tiny office in Delray. Danny attributes his success to a keen eye for intelligent design and an inspiration to live according to his passions.

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