Blogging 101: How to Begin Writing a Blog

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Blogging has become extremely popular. There are a large number of blogs ranging anywhere from personal accounts of family, childbirth, vacations and weddings, to tech tips, affiliate blogs, marketing tips, ways to make money, and so much more. There are also a number of blogging platforms that are all free to use.

Go to Blogger.com, WordPress.com or a similar free blogging platform and signup to create your blog.  Familiarize yourself with the tools and modules available to you. This may be a learning curve, but once you get used to it, it will be a breeze.  Design your blog layout using free templates, images, blurbs and entries. Each blogging platform is different, so again you’ll want to get familiar with how your blog works.

Sign up for Google Adsense to monetize your blog. Google Adsense will serve ads to your pages that automatically correspond with what you’re writing about. This gives your viewers targeted advertising that may interest them. You may also wish to sign up for other affiliate programs like Amazon, Clickbank or Commission Junction.

Now that your layout is complete, just start writing. Many people get nervous about what to write about. Really, blogging is no exact science. You can choose a theme, like weddings, jewelry, or a type of hobby that interests you. If you work in a certain field, you may have inside information that you want to share. If you’re just a regular person with regular stuff going on, write about random things. Copy and paste your poetry, articles or ramblings to your blog pages.

Once you get the hang of blogging, you’ll love it! It takes a bit to really get past the idea that you can write about anything. Once you’ve practiced a bit, you’ll be an old pro and you’ll have other people flocking to follow your blog and read what you have to say.

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