This might be a typical case of the blind leading the blind, but I wanted to give you some inside information on how to start a blog. It can be difficult to decide how to handle the things that come at you when starting a blog, so here are some tips from a (not so much) expert to safely (and stress free) guide you through the experience.
Amount of posting
You should try to post 1 or 2 times a week. If you can handle it you can try to post more, but we soon discovered that posting 4 times a week was not easy. After a few weeks we quickly ran out of inspiration to post about so much and it wasn’t really fun anymore. Posting less than 1 or 2 times a week is also not a really great idea, because if you don’t post there will be nothing to read for your visitors. You will see the more you post the more visitors you’ll have. Just don’t over do it!
The first post
Your first post should be about who you are and what your motives are to start this blog. People appreciate to see who’s behind it and see someone who puts effort and energy into it. Show your passion, because enthusiasm is contagious. On the other hand, if you want to stay anonymous posting about yourself is not necessary.
You should try to get the word out that you’ve started a blog as much as possible. Link your blog to a site like bloglovin’, use tags with each post and maybe even post something about your new blog on your social media accounts. The more you advertise and let people know you exist, the more visitors you will have.
Ofcourse blogging isn’t all about having visitors. You should do it because it’s fun. However visitors can motivate you to continue when you have no inspiration or just feel like giving up. I don’t really agree with the quote I used for the title when it comes to blogging, because I still struggle to find stuff to write about each week.
P.S.: Here’s a tip for already existing bloggers: when you have no inspiration on what to blog about just post about blogging like I did. 😉