Starting a blog? Check out my 5 easy steps for getting started! It is important to remember to “just start” but how?! Well here, let me help so you don’t miss out on this crazy awesome Black Friday Bloggers Deal!
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Select A Name
Come up with a name! There are so many name generators online. What is your niche? Pick something, and go with it! What are you passionate about? Keep the name broad, hence “saving mama’s sanity”. It can be ANYTHING mother related! Need help? Drop a comment below and our blogging community of wonderful support and motivation will help you come up with a name. this is the very first step! Once this is complete, you can go ahead and sign up for your hosting, bam. Blog. Created. 🙂 (Wish it was only this easy!) But seriously, you cannot keep sitting here wasting time on a name, yes it is important and reflects who you are and what you write. It can be so simple at the same time. “Name Blogger”. Each article you write will have a different title that is more in depth. Your name should be general and easy to remember.
Get SiteGround while it’s on sale!
SiteGround is the best thing I did. I migrated to them recently and it has been the most pleasant and easiest experience. They will walk you through step-by-step. If you get stuck, they are there to help and only a phone call a way! I have had the nicest and most kind people to walk me through issues. You’ll set up your WordPress site through SiteGround! Don’t be stuck on the details, if you stay stuck… you’ll never start. It will NOT be perfect right away. This is just a Black Friday Bloggers Deal that is too good to pass up. If you already have SiteGround, you can upgrade for a discounted price too!
The reason I encourage this NOW is because Black Friday is right around the corner. What better time to start now and give yourself a little Christmas gift! (Not to mention… the Black Friday sale is something else, how can you beat 75% off?). November 29th – December 2nd. If you’re stuck, again… drop a comment or even e-mail me directly and I will be more than happy to help get you started! Don’t miss out on this black Friday bloggers deal!
Pick a Theme
Select your WordPress theme and follow the steps. It is so much fun to tinker around! You will most likely change your theme several times before you find one you like and that works for you, your content and blog layout. I am on theme number 3 and plan on changing it soon again! SiteGround has been doing this for over 15 years, and they have it down to a science. The fun thing about this, is it has allowed them to nearly perfect their WordPress tools! Tinker around with it, and then last but not least, write your first post!
Here is another one that you just need to start! Stop thinking too much and start writing. Yes, download grammarly, and yes, proofread. But this again does not need to be perfect and if you do not start now, you’ll never start. Nothing is holding you back. Well maybe fear, that was my issue. Judgement, failure, not gaining an audience. Let me be the first to tell you… it is extremely slow going and definitely not easy. It is a lot of hard work and takes dedication. Starting is the only way to overcome that. Commit to a posting schedule that you can keep. Once per week, once every other week, and post CONSISTENTLY! This is a huge key in blogging success. Just because people are not commenting or engaging, does not mean that they are not reading. They will miss you if you disappear for a while after posting consistently!
Last but not least, share your content my friend… share the hell out of it. Pinterest is by far the number 1 traffic driver to your blog. Create fun pin images using Canva and use nice large bold lettering. Link your blog post, and share share share! Using Tailwind increased monthly engagement by over 600 for me in less than 2 months. More to come on this in a later post on the specific how-to’s of Tailwind! For now, share away however you need to promote your content!
It’s scary isn’t it. Yes… but let that go. If you are determined and motivated to share your writing and thoughts with other, then blogging is for you and you should purse it. Stop waiting around, because it’s literally not getting you anywhere. If you’re looking for your opportunity to get started, then please, take advantage of this Black Friday Bloggers deal, get your hosting, and get started. There is an entire community of bloggers out here that are so supportive and encouraging. We’re here to help and want to see you succeed!
Cheers, Happy Holidays! And good luck with your shopping endeavors!