How to become a Blog WriterBecome a Blog Writer?
Getting a blog started: Steps-by-step instructions for authors
You want to blog? Writers can use a blog as an authoring tool, promote their books or find new freelancers. Even though you have the typing part below, the remainder of the procedure can be daunting.
We are here to help you every stage of your blog launch, from the choice of your domainname to the publication of your first entry. Here is how to launch a blog as an author: When none of the apparent choices are available, try to pin a "writer" to the end of your name, as in susanshainwriter.com.
Or you can use a".net" or".biz" domainname, but keep in mind though that most users will enter ".com" before they think of other extensions. Of course, you can choose a name for your blog, but keep in mind that your interests and your audiences can evolve over the years.
In 2012, when I began to blog, I concentrated exclusively on adventurous journeys and called my blog Junkette Junk. I have since broadened my alcove and recently moved to susanshain.com - because my name will not be changed no matter what I blog about. Wish I had used my name as a name and would tell you not to make the same error as me.
When you have decided on your domainname (or if you are like many of us writers!), don't hesitate to buy it. If you are not yet willing to launch a blog, you do not want to lose the desired area. Well, now that you've chosen your domainname, it's a good idea to select a webhosts.
We' re using MediaTemple to post this blog, but it's usually better for busy blog posts, so you probably won't need it if you're just getting started. To create a new blog, try Bluehost. There are several ways to create a blog, but we like WordPress best. It is not only completely free, but also simple to use, provides a multitude of topics, an on-line communities and many plug-ins that make it available to everyone.
A detailed guide to the installation of WorldPress in your new blog can be found here. As soon as you've finished, you can formally login to your blog and make it look cute. Please try WordPress.com (unlike WordPress.org). Just go to WordPress.com and click on "Create Website". "Although the free standard setting adds wordpress.com to your domainname (susanshain.wordpress.com), you can still use your own domainname (susanshain.com).
If you are willing to exchange your blog with the rest of the blog community, just disable and remove this plug-in. The topic of your blog will determine how it looks, and you have many choices. Yes, there is a large selection of free topics, but if you're serious about blogs, customizing and supporting your blog with thematic pay.
These topics are all provided with limitless coverage - indispensable when you start a blog. When you really want your blog to look professionally, it's a good idea to get your own headers. Add a picture and a short biography and why you blog and why the readers should do it. Don't be shy about letting your character show through - blogs are a matter of people!
Do you want your reader to get in contact with you? It' your blog, so show what you got! Demonstrate to your potential customers and readership that you merit their patience and attentiveness, with samples from your past and present. Here you see samples of large author port folio; I myself like Sara Frandinas.
Have you got a listing of the most popular pens? Reader adore resource sites, and for Blogger, they can also be a way to generate revenue from affiliated selling. Probably you won't need this at first, but a "start here" page is clever if you have a good amount of work.
It' a great way to showcase your message and your best work so that your reader can see the value of your blog without having to wade through month or year of work. Doing a good work with her, Joanna Penn encourages the reader to get her e-book and then select a subject that interests her.
When you use your new blog to advertise your typing service, this page is all about. Plug-ins are great for everyone, but they are especially useful for those of us who are less familiar with the tech side of things but have been able to create a self-hosted blog. Consider them as applications for your blog; they are free utilities that you can download and use to do a lot of things.
Although many plug-ins can compromise the features and safety of your blog, there are some we suggest to everyone: Empower the reader to split your contents by adding a click-to-tweet text to your messages; this plug-in makes it simple. Would you like to get people to subscribe to your free email news?
With this plug-in you can make a blog start with your name. Whichever plug-in you decide on doesn't make any difference; it's just important that you make it easier for your reader to communicate socially. It' also caches your blog more quickly for both your reader and Google. So if your blog has a side bar, you might want to spice it up with a few small feature-packed sidebars.
Have a look at Jessica Lawlor's blog to see a straightforward - but great - example. You can make it easier for your readership to track you on your own site by adding a link to your profile in the side bar. After you' ve blogged for a while, you may want to emphasize your most favorite postings in the side bar, which you can do with a plain text wizard.
It is better to get this plugin up early than to begin to blog and not think about it until it's too long. There are free choices, but I've never been lucky with them - and for something as important as my whole blog, I don't care to pay a little more. These are VaultPress, BackupBuddy and blogsVault.
But I know, I know - you haven't even begun to blog and I already want you to create an e-mail mailing lists. If you don't have anything to mail, just collect e-mail accounts. You have many other utilities to select from; here are a few more ways to set up your e-mail inbox.
When you have made your mailing lists, lure your subscribers by add a subscriptions account to your side bar and maybe even install a plug-in like PopupAlly. Type it! When you really want to launch a blog, you need to..... begin to blog. It is recommended that you create an editing calender - even if you are only a blogger.
So, what do you want to do? What do you want to talk about? What will you do to attract them? Remember that you are a writer for the web, so your styles should be different than if you were a writer for printing. Remember to keep your sense of smell and smell in the back of your head, but don't make it the main point of your work. And now that you've begun to type, it's finally the right moment to find a reader.
But for many authors this is one of the most unexpectedly time-consuming parts of the blog. Although it would be great if we could just type (that's what we like to do, isn't it?), it's better if folks read your work.
Shared their contents with your fellowship, commented on their contributions and supported them when and where you can. There are many ways to get more visitors to your new blog. Apart from that, building a winning blog is about working with work and consistence. Continue to publish useful and appealing contents, optimize them for advanced search engine optimization and network shares - and you'll soon see your new blog blossoming.
Congratulation, you have now formally launched a blog as a writer. I suppose it's writein' day! Would you like to post a blog?