Hi,everyone! How are you all? I’m actually better than I thought I would be. My boyfriend (let’s call him Carlo, I don’t know why Carlo but it’s an alright name) has gone on a Navy trip for a week so I won’t be able to see him until Monday. I thought I wasn’t going to be able to contact him because I don’t have a phone (instead, I use my iPad) and I thought he wouldn’t have wifi. It makes out that he has wifi and we facetimed for a bit yesterday which was good. I still miss him but you know, it’s only a week and it’s a nice way to get to hang out with my friends a little bit more.
A week ago, I asked you guys to email me to ask for any advice on things which you had difficulty in. I got a few emails and I feel like one of them stood out to me the most because a few of my readers have asked the same thing.
This was the email:
Let me introduce myself. I’m James (13) from Cali, USA and I wanted to ask you a question. I’m really into writing and getting my feelings out and I wanted to start a blog. The only problem is that I don’t know how to start. Can you help me with that?
Thank you for giving me an email asking for advice on blogging, it’s really nice to have you guys writing emails to me once in a while.
When I first starting writing a blog, I thought I wouldn’t get far with it,to be honest, and that it was just a place to write my feelings out but somehow, people started reading it.Blogging is a great way to communicate with other people around the world and you get to express your feelings however you want. I feel like you can become a better person and better writer on a blog.
Firstly, decide what your blog will focus on. It could be about lifestyle, beauty, fashion, travel, food, mother care, be about your life, literature, photography;anything! It could be even (like mine) a random one where you just write whatever comes into mind.
Think about what you’re passionate about and if you would enjoy writing about it. If you enjoy writing it, then it’s more likely that people will enjoy reading it more.
You’re going to need to find a blogging platform. The one that I use is WordPress and it’s one of the most popular blogging/website platforms in the world. I think it’s really easy to use and the community is great on here.
My blog isn’t self-hosted by me so I don’t completely own my blog which doesn’t sound as bad as it does! Basically, I don’t get paid and I don’t get access to all of the blogging themes on WordPress.
If you want your blog to be professional, self-hosting your blog may be better because you have your own domain name and you have the opinion of getting paid. It may attract more people if you have your own domain name but I think if you’re only using your blog as a hobby, having your blog not self-hosted will be fine!
Now you just need to start blogging! Make sure to be friendly and not to make enemies on your blog.
Anyway, I hope this has helped you James and good luck on your blogging! It can be really scary at first but it’s really worth it 🙂
If you need any more advice (on ANYTHING!) then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The advice could be about school, home life, blogging,friendships, relationships, makeup;anything!
See you soon with another post,
Hideaway Girl xxx