I would love to be a blogger too, but how do I start a blog? I get asked this question at least twice a week so I decided to share the three basics you need to know when starting your blog. Three things to thoroughly think about before starting, to always keep in mind and to hold on to:
1. Name: The most important but probably the hardest: coming up with a name for your blog. I got the luck my friends regularly made fun of me by calling me the ‘Queen of Jet Lags’, since I travel so often and have jet lags all the time. The best tip I can give you on this one is to make it personal and unique. Calling your blog ‘The Brunette Salad’ or ‘Love Fashion’ will probably not make you stand out. Use a phrase or thing which you can relate to. Next to being original, having a catchy name is also super important. Try to think of something people will remember!
2. Subjects: I started out as a travel blogger with a touch of fashion and these are still my main subjects, although I’ve picked up a few extra categories like beauty along the way! Make sure to find a niche theme you’re going to focus your blog on. Make sure you don’t limit yourself too much though because these days it’s quite hard to become a full time blogger when you only post outfits. The market is just simply saturated with awesome fashion bloggers who all have great content. Try to find that something extra special. But remember people also don’t want to follow a travel blogger who makes a trip only once a year or a food blogger that posts about anything but food. Go for the subjects you are passionate about since that’s the most common reason for success!
3. Audience: Last but not least: start by imaging an audience you would like to reach. Are you sharing easy and cute bake recipes? Girls from 8 – 16 are probably going to be your biggest following so make sure to adapt to them in the writing, web design, social media and so on. My passion is travel and high end fashion, that’s why my main audience contains women aged 21 – 38. Knowing this I know what and how to write, what content to create and what brands to work with!
Hope you all liked reading today’s article. Do you agree with me by calling these three things the basics to start a blog with? Let me know!
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