In just under an hour you will be able to learn to create a blog. Follow these simple steps to start a blog today. Our blog Mybloginsta has been read by more than 20 million visitors.
Five Steps to Become a Blogger
Choose your blog name and get your blog hosting.
Start your blog by adding WordPress.
Choose a basic theme for your blog to make it truly your individual.
Include two important blogging plugins to track your followers and track your statistics.
Write compelling content to create a social media blog your readers will love.
How We Got This Blog Started
Want to create something meaningful? Start a blog! Why not become a blogger? Ryan and I have made the most perfect decision in the creation of this blog. Mybloginsta is our method of making a living. Also, it’s how we contribute value to others’ lives.
So you’re thinking about creating an online blog, but don’t know where to begin, right? Guess what? We didn’t either! We wanted to create a blog for ourselves to express our opinions and express our thoughts before we became «The Minimalists». However we were overwhelmed by all the choices.
We were lost, confused and overwhelmed by the options we had. We weren’t sure how to start the blog, or even how to get started as a blogger. What is the best moment to begin? What is the best way to register a domain? Hosting? What blogging platform should we use? What are the best ways to pick a theme to a blog? What is an plugin? What should we write about it? We can’t even spell HTML!
It turns out that it is much simpler than you think to start your own blog. We have learned many lessons during our journey to millions of readers. You can now take what we’ve learned and apply it to help you avoid the difficult task of setting up a blog.
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Choose your blog name and get your blog hosting.
Start your blog by adding WordPress.
Pick a simple theme to make your blog your individual.
Add two key blogging plugins to track your followers and track your stats.
To start a blog that readers will enjoy create engaging content.
Although there are other platforms for blogging out there like Blogger.com and Tumblr.com almost every serious blogger has self-hosted WordPress site due to its creativity and freedom of choice.
The Minimalists makes use of WordPress since it allows us more control over the look and feel of our website—more flexibility than other platforms. Oh, and WordPress is free!
How to blog: 20 blogging tips to enhance your writing
We receive many emails asking how to blog, about topics to blog about as well as about how to write meaningful content. The bulk of this essay explained how to start a blog, but that’s only the first step. It’s now time to begin creating and publishing content.
These are 20 suggestions to help novices to get started on blogging.
Find Your Niche. There is no need to have a niche however it can be helpful. It’s crucial to consider what your passion is when learning how to be a blogger. Running? Cooking? Being a parent? Are you a parent? If yes, whatever it is, blog about it. If not, you need to find your passion.Note that we generally suggest that people don’t start an online blog on minimalism or keto, or any other over-saturated subject. We’re really saying this when we suggest that you don’t create a blog on a topic unless your perspective is unique. If you’ve chosen to live in simplicity and possess a unique view that you want to share, then do it.
Find Your Ideal Readers. Once you’ve found your niche, you have to know who will be following your blog. We blog about how to live a fulfilling life with less. The ideal readers are those who are willing to live in a minimalist lifestyle and want to live more fulfilling lives. If you want to write about restoring classic automobiles, that’s great as well. Tailor your writing to your readers (whether it’s your family members or your local community, or anyone else who will read your blog).
Contribute value. Your blog should add value to the lives of your readers. It is your goal to assist people to solve their problems. This is how you can draw in high-quality visitors to your website and keep visitors coming back. Offering value is the only way that someone will continue to support your site over time. We’ve learned this from a decade of leading and managing individuals in the corporate world. With everything you write is it worth asking yourself what value is it adding?
Be original. There are many other blogs out there about the same thing you want to write about. Why is your blog unique? Answer: It’s because of you. Your blog’s unique because of your uniqueness. It’s all about your viewpoint your uniqueness, your creative flair, and the value you bring to your blog.
Be interesting. Write interesting blog posts. Especially if you want people to share it with other people.
Be You. Telling your story is an important aspect of being interesting. Everyone has their own unique story and your story is a significant one. It is important to remove irrelevant details from your story that make it boring. A good storyteller will eliminate the majority of what actually happens—the absorptive details—and leaves the most interesting one percent to the reader.
Be Honest. Your blog needs to be authentic and feel real—if you would like people to read it. Your blog could be your blog or you could be your blog. Can you truly be the person you write about? People will notice when you aren’t. Gandhi famously said, «Be the change you would like to see around the world.» Perhaps bloggers should start a blog they wish to write for the world.
Transparency. Transparency is not the same as being honest. Transparency is not the same as honesty. You won’t see any photos of us in bathrooms because all we write about must be for the good of the community.
Time. Time. Instead, focus on writing.
Vision. Vision. Note: Neither of us had any experience with design prior to launching a blog. It’s difficult to design an appealing blog if you aren’t sure what you would like it to look like.
Find your voice. Writers who are good at finding their voice in time and their writing begins to develop a flow that appeals to their readers. Finding your voice makes your writing feel more alive and more authentic, as well as more urgent. You can read more about Finding Your Voice on our blog.
We’re not you. Make use of the first person plural whenever possible. Particularly when discussing negative tendencies or behaviours, statements that are we and our are stronger than those made by you and your. The first person comes off more innocent. Imagine the situation this way: we’re writing peer-to-peer—we are not gods.
When to post. Question: What’s the ideal time and day to write a blog post? Answer: It doesn’t really matter. We don’t have any particular schedule for the day however, we do post every week at least once because consistency is important. However, you don’t have to be involved in all the specifics.
Social Media. Yes, we suggest making use of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to help connect with your readers and fellow bloggers But don’t get involved in it. Prioritize your writing and then social media later.
Negative criticisms and insanity are not considered. Yes, we receive a lot of negative feedback and questions from ignorant people who aren’t really our readers. («You’re not a true minimalist). !»).We call these people seagulls: They fly in, make a mess of your site, then fly away. We don’t really care because they did not create our blog. Take their comments off and proceed with your life.
Research. Do some research on the topic you’re writing about. The reason we’re in a position to include many useful relevant websites in our writing is because we take the time to study our topics.
Keep It Simple. This is where minimalistism can be used when the creation of any blog, regardless of the genre. No need to place superfluous adverts or widgets everywhere on your blog. Keep it simple and take out anything that you don’t require. Take out any content that isn’t worth your time.
Picture. Your blog should have a photo of you. People like to see the faces of the blogger writing the blog. If two jolly people from Dayton, Ohio aren’t too afraid to put their pictures on their website, then you have nothing to worry about.
Comments. If you’re planning to allow comments on your blog, then read The Five Words that Kill Your Blog by Scott Stratten.
Enjoy your life. You’re starting a blog about your life (or on specific aspects of your life, at the very least) but you must be living your life. It is important to always put exercise first as well as health and relationships. In simple terms, you must be living a life worthy of writing about.
15 Reasons to Begin A Blog
After reading Joshua Becker’s 15 Reasons I Believe You Should blog, we were inspired to research this topic and develop it. In which he discusses 15 reasons for you to begin your own blog.
The word. Becker writes about the motive of blogging, not how to create a blog. This is what many of the other «blogs about blogging» are missing: they miss the reason behind the blog,the reason behind starting a blog.
Here’s a brief an overview of our top three motives from Becker’s list of
Learn how to be better at writing. «At the core, writing is communication. It’s about putting thoughts on paper and compelling others to share the thoughts,» writes Becker. Writing, as with all other types of communication, can be improved by practicing. There is no pressure to write better, it will happen naturally as you practice it. And becoming a better writer will have significant benefits throughout your life, whether you’re writing a book, a presentation, a resume, or an anniversary gift to your partner.» Spot on! Writing blog posts is not only a great opportunity to enhance your blog’s writing skills, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to improve everything you write—from email and text messages for business to the novel you’ve always thinking of writing.
Meet new people. «Whether it’s through comments, emails, or social media, you may be surprised by how fast you connect with people on the internet,» writes Becker. That’s true! It’s true! Minimalists blog is the main reason for some of my most important connections in the last decade. These include the long-term relationships with business and with friends that resulted from this blog.
You’ll feel more confident. «Blogging will help you discover greater confidence in your life,» writes Becker. «You will quickly realize you do live an important life with a unique view and something you can offer other people.» It’s true! Writing helps us better understand our lives and the consequences of what we do.
Three Reasons not to Start a Blog
So now you have 15 reasons why you should start a blog, and we’ve taught you how to begin a blog step-by-step, based on our own personal experience.
We’ll give you the information that could save hundreds of hours and prevent you from wasting your time. These are only our thoughts and do not constitute a set of proven blogging techniques.
Money. It is not advisable to create a blog solely to earn money. This must be done first. If your goal is to make a full-time blogging income, forget about it. It’s not possible to do this. Do you think Jimi Hendrix bought his first guitar to «supplement» his income? No, he didn’t. He did it out of love for it, for the joy and fulfillment he received as well as the money that came thereafter—much later actually.
Notoriety. Don’t plan on getting «Internet famous» right away. It’s possible for some sites to grow as quickly as ours, however it’s okay. We were lucky. We found the perfect domain name, and then we designed a website design and logo that people loved. The content we created was original and connected to people. It would be a joke. The reason we started this website was to be bloggers and spread our thoughts. We were amazed at how well-known we were. It was due to a lot luck and hard work.
Traffic. Traffic is not all good traffic. Don’t be concerned about getting thousands of readers instantly. If you are able to help people solve their issues, you can spend your time creating meaningful creations. That’s why you should concentrate on providing value and not on growing traffic.
It’s incredible that these things are feasible. It is possible to earn a full-time income from building your blog. We’ve done it, Corbett Barr does it and numerous others. It is possible to be a well-known blogger on the Internet such as Chris Brogan or Leo Babauta.
But if these are the sole reasons why you decide to start a blog, you’ll be miserable because it will seem like something you do for a living. If it feels like work it’s going to be boring and you’ll hate it.
Instead, you can become a blogger because it’s what you enjoy doing…
How do you begin a blog for free?
WordPress allows you to create your own blog. The only thing you’ll need to purchase is hosting as outlined in the step-by-step instructions below.
You can also set up your own blog using free tools such as Tumblr as well as Blogger. Take note that you may not be able to manage your blog’s content if it’s posted on another website. This is just one of the many reasons why we prefer WordPress.
How often should I post on my blog?
When I teach my students writing, I recommend writing every day, and publishing at least one blog post per week. We usually publish two blog posts each week on the blog. Seth Godin blogs every single day.
We recommend that you remain unwavering regardless of what you do. You can create accountability partners (your readers) by setting your writing routine for the week. This will allow you to feel more motivated to write, even if you don’t want to.
What should my blog’s first post be about?
Avoid grandiosity. Avoid throat clearing. The goal statement for your blog’s first post doesn’t have to be elaborate. The first blog post doesn’t have to be a vapid self-assuring introduction to your blog.
Instead, choose one thing that interests you today and write about it. Use the prompts from the «What should I write about?» section.
You can look up the initial blog post of this blog from circa 2010: Be on The Mountain.
How do you introduce yourself in a blog?
Don’t worry about how you describe yourself in every blog article. Instead, you should create an «about» page which new readers can visit when they’re looking to find out more about your personal life, you and the projects that you’re working on. Check out The Minimalists»About page» as an illustration. Derek Sivers, our friend is also a great Now page that might work for you.
Why are blogs failing?
Blogs can fail for at least three reasons:
Bloggers have low expectations. If you launch an online blog today and anticipate to have a million visitors in a matter of hours, you’re making yourself vulnerable to the possibility of failure. If the motivation behind your blog is sincere-if you want to bring value to the world-then you’ll see your expectations change.
Some bloggers don’t add value. Instead of focusing on metrics such as followers or subscribers The Minimalists focus on adding value to our followers. If you help people solve problems, the success will come from that, not the reverse.
Some bloggers place money first. While it’s okay to earn money through blogging (we do) however, it shouldn’t be your main goal. Good blogs generate income but great blogs also make a difference. Another way of putting it this way: money is a place in the car , but it is not the primary driver.