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The best way to start blogging is to start blogging

You can prepare all you want, but the best way to start blogging is to actually start. Jump in, see what happens, have fun.

Blogging with WordPress. Photo: Pixabay

You want to know the best way to start blogging? It’s to start blogging.

It might sound blatantly obvious, but the only way out is through in this case.

You know how to start a blog. You can sign up to WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Medium, get any number of hosting providers to get you rolling.

But the only way to start the act of blogging – or writing a blog in this case – is to start blogging, start writing.

Even if you’re not ready for photos, podcasts, videos, embedding social media posts and other rich content, you’ve got words and something to say, so hop to it!

Blogging on a laptop. Photo: pexels.com

Blogging on a laptop. Photo: pexels.com

What are you waiting for?

Ask yourself – what are you waiting for?

Ideas to hit? To find your voice? To have an opinion on something? To have “enough” content to post?

All those things come with time – and they will come.

Once you start writing you’ll find the ideas start coming. When you’re writing more often, you’ll start to hone your voice and writing style.

As you read more, and write more, you’ll form more opinions. When you put these down in words, you’ll start to see your content stacking up.

What have you got to lose?

If you haven’t started by the time you get to this paragraph, ask yourself – what have you got to lose?

There’s no need to worry about readers, like content, they’ll come in due course.

You don’t have to invest any money up front – start with a free platform like WordPress.com or Blogger.com.

Think your laptop isn’t good enough? Use your tablet. Think your tablet isn’t good enough? Use your smartphone.

There’s an app for everything these days don’t you know.

It’s time to start blogging.

 

Broadcaster and sports writer at KCLR96FM; digital media head with a production eye on theatre, film and video; Read my Irish food blog, Ken On Food.

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