Blog School : How To Start A Blog
Do you have a blog? Or maybe you wish you had a blog? Perhaps you want to brush up on your blogging skills? Well this is the series for YOU!
My name is Pip and I have been blogging since 2006. That is quite a while, right? My blog fits the ‘lifestyle’ genre. It covers a whole range of subject matter, from food to craft to books to family life. I write about my life and about the things I love.
Of course, there are all kinds of blogs out there, mine is just one example. Some bloggers only write about their lives and personal experiences. Some focus on profiling the great things others do. Some are food, style, travel or news related. And some are photographic and not super wordy. Your blog could be any of these things, or something else altogether. It’s really up to you.
Perhaps you want to start a blog just for your family and friends to read? You can totally do that and keep it private from the rest of the world. It could be like an online scrapbook, collating your life in a hi-tech way to share with your nearest and dearest. Perhaps you want to have a public blog and write creatively? Or showcase your Instagram snaps? Or record the recipes you cook? All those things are great ideas too. If you think of your blog-to-be (or existing blog) as an online book-of-you, you can imagine the kinds of things that you might publish there. The sorts of things which are meaningful to you. That’s what I do.
Because I’ve been blogging for quite a while, I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve. I thought I’d shake those tricks out and share them with you. I’m going to meet you here each Thursday for fresh blogging lessons and chatter about blogging, writing, photography and creativity. Even if you don’t write a blog, or don’t want to, you might find that you pick up some good stuff you can apply creatively to your life. That’s my aim. I aim to please!
I’ll be focusing on practical skills. I’m going to show you how to set up a blog, how to create simple graphics like image collages and headers, great apps for keeping your online diary, online resources you’ll find handy and a whole lot more. We can talk about what kind of blog you might want to write, how to make it look great and how to write well. I’ll also be featuring profiles of bloggers you love, talking about how they blog and sharing their practical tips.
Would you like to be part of Blog School? Would you like to learn how to keep an online diary? Or would you like to polish up your existing blog? What are you keen to learn more about? Which blogs do you love and read?
I’ll read through all your feedback and hellos and we can meet back here next Thursday for Lesson One!