I’m often asked, “How do you start a blog?” “How do I find what I want to write about?” “How do I become successful at blogging?” “How do I get traffic to my blog?”
The first blog post I ever wrote was for a blog my mom and I started to chronicle our adventures as a family. I still remember clicking "post" - and being stunned by how many people actually enjoyed reading what I had written.
That was eight years ago. Since then, I have written hundreds more posts for our family blog and eventually for my own. As I dug deeper into the world of writing, I discovered numerous ways to reach out to the blogging community, meet new people, and even began submitting articles to larger websites.
I learned by trial and error - in everything from design to writing style - and that method proved to be not only fun for me, but successful.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of bumps and mistakes I could have certainly avoided... if I had known they were there.
I was given the privilege of reading this booklet not long ago written by Rebekah Black, a young author who blogs at The Narrow Road for Teens. She wrote this quick-start guide for beginning bloggers and let me tell you, it is a gem! Not only does Rebekah write in a fun, easy to read style, but her tips and tricks are clear and simple, turning the world of blogging from a mountainous task into a breeze.
I loved the step-by-step path to success and simple layout, and was especially encouraged by the fact that this young author gives you tried and true techniques that she has used on her own site. It is a neat tool that will give any beginning blogger a head start in the blogging world.
Snag your own copy and I know you won't be disappointed!
Are you a beginning or veteran blogger? How did you begin and what do you wish you had done differently? I would love to hear about it!
Note: I received a copy of this booklet from the author in exchange for an honest review.