How to start and maintain your own blog?

It is stressful situations for many to be restricted indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Expressing yourself can help you cope with the situation. A blog is one of the best ways for you to do just that. A truncation of the word ‘Weblog’ (which is a portmanteau of the word ‘web’ and ‘log’) a blog is like your own website where you can post content you like. While it started initially as an online diary, where people could share their day-to-day happenings, today, blogs are used for a variety of purposes such as a marketing tool, a travelogue, a recipe blog or just about anything you want it to be.

Blogging is a great de-stressor and a wonderful way to connect with like-minded people. Now, that you have time in hand, why not start a blog of your own? Here are some blogging tips that can help you make the most of your journey as a blogger.

The right platform

Do your research and choose the right blogging platform for your needs. There are several blogging sites on the World Wide Web, some require you to pay a minimum fee, while others are completely free. There are also sites that let you blog for free but require you to pay if you want additional features such as customization. Different blogging sites offer choose the best platform for yourself. Keep all this in mind before you choose the best platform for yourself. For beginners, Blogger, WordPress, and Medium are some of the sites that are a good starting point.

Multimedia is your best friend

Gone are the days when blogging was only about text. Today, most blogging sites let you use a variety of media to express yourself. You can upload pictures, videos and audio along with text in a single blog post. Sometimes pictures can express what words can’t and videos can also add another dimension to what you write. So use multimedia to express yourself better.

Do not upload media that is not yours as it can lead to copyright violation. However, if you think a video online conveys what you wish to say, you can link the video on your blog but remember to give due credit.

Think before you post

It is good to express your view, but remember that the Internet is filled with diverse people. Do not post anything offensive against people or any culture or religion. And do your best not to hurt anyone’s sentiments. Hence, before you click on the ‘post’ or ‘share’ button, read through what you have written, and if needed, ask a well-wisher to proof it for you. Only then, post your content online.

Build a network

If your wish to take up blogging as a career option in the future, promote yourself and build a network. Connect with like-minded individuals on social media platforms and share your work wherever possible. Similarly, share the works of people you follow or any good content online. Everyone is trying to do their best to express themselves. Sharing posts will not just fetch your blog more users, but will also get you feedback that can be used to better your blog in the future.


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