In the past couple of months, I’ve had messages and requests from readers, followers and Real Life friends asking me for help with setting up their own blogs.
So, naturally, I started thinking of writing a quick post about HOW TO START A BLOG.
That was almost 2 months ago and it’s taken me this blooming long to write it. Why?
I’m no expert at blogging.
I’ve only been doing it for 7 months now and I’m constantly torn between feeling like I’ve been doing it forever and have finally got the hang of things, to feeling like a newbie with no clue what I’m doing.
Pretty much everything I’ve learnt, I’ve learnt on the go, by trial and error, making big mistakes and asking an almost annoying amount of questions to people who know much more than I do.
I’ve also been very lucky to have had the time and resources to dedicate to this project, as well as the support of some really awesome bloggers who’ve helped give me a leg up in certain areas.
Now, I find that, when I’m starting a new project, I tend to overthink things a lot. I get so caught up in the research and the details and the pre-planning, that nothing ever gets done.
So I figured that, if I can make that first blogging step a little easier for someone, if I can help even one person discover how awesome the world of blogging is, then my work here is done and we can go back to talking about pizza and Christmas and what I got up to over the weekend.
Let’s get started then!
PS for those of you who already know your stuff (and I know there are plenty of you who do!): have a read anyway. I’ve stuck a load of insights into my own blogging routine and how I got started in there as well, which you might find interesting :)
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