You do your research and you think about it. It’s a big subject and there are a few things that you should know before you start. You can certainly find them if you google the right questions … but how will you know that you reading the right answers?
First question: are you planning to go Blogging?
Let me say first that when I planned to go Blogging, writing a blog about blogging wasn’t my primary objective. I started with some niche ideas and then I moved on to do some basic research about setting up a bog, and now I am writing, or blogging, about developing a blog.
But the world isn’t short of blogs about blogging, I hear you say … and indeed it isn’t!
The world is, however, short of blogs about blogging that are written from the true perspective of the beginner. There are plenty of sites that will take you along a journey of six or seven steps from your initial inspiration through to marketing your site. In most cases, they provide the framework, but you have to fill in the gaps.
I am a beginner, but not a beginner. I have been developing IT systems from sparks of ideas for a long time and when I look, I can see the bits that are missing. Not literally, of course, but I can tell that a lot of the advice is often a bit thin.
Open the door to the WebSite that’s waiting for you on the other side.
Click on the “Closed” sign to open the door.
Have you noticed how most of the blogs claiming to teach you how to build a blog are often little more than clones of other blogs claiming to teach you how to build a blog?
I looked, and I felt that they were full of good intentions, but they weren’t helping.
But now that I have gone down the road a little way, I can see why they weren’t helping. The supporting information is just not there.
I think my problem was that I was looking for practical, focussed advice for beginners that was based on appropriate experience … but I was reading generic advice for beginners that was written by experts.
It was at this point that I realised that blogging about blogging was an easy niche for experienced bloggers to write for. The subject matter is very familiar to the writer and the framework is well established: 7-simple steps to your first website.
There are, of course, exceptions … and I have found some of them. I’ll share them as appropriate.
Now, as I have already mentioned, I might be a beginner to blogging but I’m not a beginner when it comes to building business and information systems from nothing. When I look at something new, I know what I am looking for and I know the questions that I should be asking.
The answers to those questions are all here, I am applying the same principles.
How to Blog
Are you an aspiring blogger with a lot to say, but you don’t know quite how to begin?
Follow the link and check out the beginner.beginner.beginner.beginner.beginner.beginner.beginner.beginner.blooger.me 7-point blogging plan.
A series of articles written for aspiring bloggers who are a bit put off by the gap in their blogging knowledge.
There will be ocasional pictures of where I live, which is not far from Ware. They are not linked to blogging, but they add a little greenery!