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I don't think I really understand blogging.

(7 Posts)
LivePeachy Wed 19-Jun-13 16:45:17

I know exactly how you feel! I recently set up my lifestyle blog and I sometimes feel as if I'm missing a trick just writing posts that I find interesting and hope others will!

I set mine up with blogger, which is great as it's easy to manipulate the layout and personalise.

I think the key is writing honestly about things that affect/interest you and your readership will grow from there. I think people appreciate your 'voice' in blogs, I know I always like to read blogs that sound as if they are simply writing as they would be talking to you!

I hope it goes well for you, if you decide to do it - would be really interested to read.

Emma
lifeispeachytales.blogspot.co.uk

reinaliver Tue 18-Jun-13 09:06:25

Hi
As you told that you are a bit good writer it will be good enough for you to write a blog.First try to write small posts and then gradually you can build-up your blogging.Expressing your thoughts in blogs is an good idea as everyone can come and read your content and can leave comments.If you want to know how to write a blog go to www.creativityden.com/blog/blogging-with-john-chow-review/.

zanuda Sat 15-Jun-13 21:32:04

Keeping blogging is easy. Eventually you get use to whatever buttons/hot keys/tags... you have to use and will do it automatically. Like learning to use Word.

Setting it up is another story but you do it only once. You might even decide to hire somebody to do it for you.

Before you start you have to decide
1. name of the blog
2. how you want it to look like (images, colour scheme, layout)
3. how information is going to be sorted (categories, tags), if there is going to be static information (like page "about me" or "books I published" or "howto contact me"... - you got the idea)
4. whether you go with free platform or straight forward with selfhosted one => which free or what hosting to choose

amlla Wed 12-Jun-13 05:44:49

Hi writing a blog is simple. If you are a starter try to write small posts. Keep the title a perfect one which is related to topic.As title is main which can attract more users.Content should be good one.
http://www.creativityden.com/blog/blogging-with-john-chow/

peekyboo Tue 11-Jun-13 13:49:58

I hadn't much experience of blogs before doing mine, even as a reader of them! I started with blogger.com as it seemed the easiest from my point of view. I've learned as I've gone along and changed things like the layout (LOTS of mistakes along the way!).
I also have my own website but blogging is so easy and fulfils so many of my aims that I'm going to close down the site and keep everything on my writing blog.
So, I have 2 blogs, one about aspergers and one about writing. I'm including both links here as then you can see the differences. I use the same layout, all free from blogger, for both blogs, but they have quite different styles nonetheless.
For the writing one, I use my own images and the covers of my books. For the aspie one, I buy images online and choose ones that suit each post. You don't have to spend any money, though, I just wanted to have proper images and paid for them because you can buy my books via links from the blog, so I felt it was veering towards being a commercial site.

Amanda

aspie-girl.blogspot.co.uk/
freebrians.blogspot.co.uk/

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Mon 10-Jun-13 22:05:12

put* blush

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Mon 10-Jun-13 22:04:49

I like writing. I am a simple writer. I'm not particularly funny, and I'm probably not that interesting either, but I have lots of pieces that I've written and I'd like to out them somewhere.

They are mainly about the relationships I have encountered in my life so far, the good and the bad, how I have dealt with them and how they have affected my life as a woman and a mother.

Is a blog a good idea? How do I do it? Is it free? I have so many questions Google can't keep up with me. grin

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