Earlier in the summer, I got a comment on a blog post from Marie who said she was starting a blog and asked for some tips. I gave her a few ideas in the comments section, but I realized the question was perfect for a full-length post. As I approach my 5 year blog-aversary, with over 500 blog posts under my belt (including guest posts and the CP) I’m happy to share what I’ve learned.
Why start a blog?
The media has been proclaiming the death of blogs for years, but in 2016, they’re more popular than ever: if you type “How to start a…” into a Google search engine, the very first prompt is “How to start a blog.” Blogs are the best form of social media. You’re able to express yourself and/or your brand to the fullest without worrying about word count or content getting flagged by the social media overlords. It’s your own little corner of the internet universe that you can design and decorate yourself, then invite people to visit. [Read more…]