Starting your own blog

Starting your own blog

Hey guys!

And welcome to my first post in 2017!

I have had a few people saying that my blog is so good and they wish their blog was so good. I am so grateful to have such nice followers but I still want to say that it doesn’t happen overnight and no blogger is perfect. Every time I write a blog post I still feel like a beginner, scared if the post is good enough. To have a successful blog you need to practise, you can’t be like bloggers who have had their blog for years, in one day. So I wanted to do a blog post on How to start your blog.

  • Firstly you have to find a platform to start your blog on. Personally, I find WordPress to be a great platform. It runs smoothly and is pretty easy to make a good looking blog on when you have the hang of it. You can use other platforms like Blogger or Weebly. I find that WordPress is the best but that depends on everyone’s tastes.
  • You also have to remember that your blog won’t look like blogs from famous people. That’s the fun thing. Every blog looks different in its unique way. Like people, it would be boring if all blogs looked the same. So don’t try to copy other blogs too much. I know this is easier said than done, it is hard to not copy other blogs. When I started blogging I was looking at other blogs thinking “I wish my blog looked as good as that.” In the end, I stuck to my theme (Sela) and didn’t change. Still today I sometimes want to change my blog completely so it looks like someone else’s blog.
  • It will take time before people visit your blog. I think in the first two months I had like 9 people following me. You can’t expect many people visiting your site in the first month, but don’t give up. The longer you have your blog, the more people will want to follow you.
  • Get creative – I think the worst thing that could happen is having a writing block. I have had a few writing blocks where for a week or so I had no idea on what to write. When I’m in that situation, the first thing I try to think about is “What has happened in my life recently?” This normally gives me a few ideas because my blog is a lifestyle blog (and photography but that doesn’t matter in this context). Which brings us to the next point.
  • Find a theme for your blog – It is important to stick to a theme for your blog. People with the same interest will start reading your blog and are more likely to follow you. If you change the subject at every post it won’t always attract the same people. Some may like beauty and if you write about beauty every time they will continue reading it. But if one post is about beauty then the next one about computer simulation they will stop reading because they are not interested in computer simulation. Sometimes it is hard to find a theme for your blog. But it is crucial that the theme you chose is something you like. (This part is a bit obvious.) There are many themes you can choose from. In fact, anything you like.

So that was it! Hopefully, some of these tips are helpful for people thinking of starting a blog.

XOXO, Rosie <3

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49 Comments

  1. 7th January 2017 / 9:20 am

    Hi rosie! Love your blog ❤ ❤. Thanks for the really helpful tips. I just started my blog. Would love if you check it out 😊. jessicazebulun.wordpress.com

    • 7th January 2017 / 11:01 am

      Hi Jess, and sure! I’ll check it out now! xx

  2. 7th January 2017 / 11:10 am

    Thanks for the post, it was really helpful!

  3. 7th January 2017 / 8:22 pm

    awesome post – and I totally agree with ur tips 🙂 and u do have an amazing blog 🙂 <3 xx

    • 7th January 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks so much Lui❤️😉 Your blog is also so good! I can never only read one of your posts! When I start I can’t stop!👌🏻💕

      • 7th January 2017 / 8:44 pm

        aw thank you 😀 it means a lot to hear that 🙂 <3 xx I'm the same with ur blog <3 <3

  4. 8th January 2017 / 10:56 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this!! It’s very useful. 🙂

  5. 8th January 2017 / 2:25 pm

    These tips are great!! Thx so much for sharing!! Check out my blog?

    • 8th January 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Sure ! Xx (I’ll check it out afterwards because I’m watching Harry Potter 😉❤️)

  6. 8th January 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Great tips! I have similar tips on my Newbie Blogging Tips page ,too!

  7. 9th January 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Great post with some really useful tips,thank you

  8. 9th January 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Great post! You are right nothing happens overnight 😊😊

  9. 11th January 2017 / 11:49 pm

    Love the post 🙂 I also nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award… sorry if this is your second or third nomination but there’s no pressure to do it 🙂

    • 12th January 2017 / 6:37 am

      Aww thanks so much ! ❤️❤️❤️ I’ll add your name to my post xxx

  10. 13th January 2017 / 6:25 am

    Love this post! Great advice(:

  11. 14th January 2017 / 3:42 am

    I love your tips!! Especially with the second one! I can definitely relate 😅😅 Thanks for sharing!

  12. 15th January 2017 / 9:27 am

    Wow those are great tips. Thanks so much!😊

  13. 31st January 2017 / 8:42 pm

    I have just started a few months ago….very helpful tips. Thanks!

  14. 7th February 2017 / 2:22 pm

    Hey there! Was doing some blog hopping and ended up on yours and can I just say that I am in love with your blog images? The photos on the background are superb! 😄
    Anyway, great tips you have here. I specially liked the “Get Creative” one because, man, I am constantly inspired and running out of ideas all the time.

  15. 28th February 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Your advice is very good 😉
    You are right that a normal girl’s blog shouldn’t look like a famous person’s blog – everybody should have the own vision, ideas etc.

    I have written my blog on the Blogger (Blogspot), WordPress is for more experienced people, now I’m a begginer 😅 It has about one month and only 4 followers, I hope I’ll have more followers soon 😉
    I’ll be so happy if you sometimes visit it and post a comment. Thank you so much that you are one of my followers 😘
    love-english-by-ann.blogspot.com

    Have a nice and calm evening 🙂

    PS Sorry, if I made any mistakes (I told you I am Polish).

    I am going to do homework from History for Friday, so bye for now! 😜

    • 28th February 2017 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks so much! And sure I’ll be active on your blog! xx

      • 28th February 2017 / 7:36 pm

        Thx so much!!

  16. 9th March 2017 / 1:57 pm

    It will help for beginners to write a blog.Every person has its own ideas,creativity which is reflected in their writing.I completely agree with you not to copy others.I m also a beginner on aethist.wordpress.com.I will be glad if you visit there .

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