How to Start a Blog and Make an Impact

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How Difficult is it to Start a Blog ?

It is actually very easy to start a blog. All you will need to make a basic blog is access to the internet and a bit of time. There are a few simple steps you can follow to start your own blog and start to make an impact on the community of followers you are going to build.

Choosing a blogging platform

There are many blog platforms to choose from when you start a blog and many of them are free if you only want to build a basic blog. You don’t even have to buy a domain name when you start out if you don’t want to, or want to get used to blogging first before moving on to a paid platform. Two of the most popular blogging platforms are Blogger and WordPress. But there are a few questions you need to ask yourself before you start a blog.

Why do you want to start a blog?

Before you start a blog, you first need to know why you want to blog and what it is you want to share with the world. Perhaps you only want a personal blog or a family blog which only you and your family can read. Or do you want to start a blog showcasing your hobby? Or perhaps you want to start a business and want to start a blog as part of your strategy. It makes the process a lot easier if you decide beforehand what it is you want to achieve with the blog.

Do you want to generate income with your blog?

If you want to generate income with your blog from the start, you may have to consider buying a domain name from the outset. You can then use advertising services to generate income. Or you can sell services or items on your blog (if you, for instance, have a hobby blog).

When you do start a blog, remember that you do it to enjoy it. Use your passions in life to see what it is you want to do. By sharing your passion, you can make an impact on others’ lives and make a difference in your community of followers.

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