A couple of months ago I received a question, (from a dearly follower on Google+), on how to start a blog. It was kind of difficult for me to try to write down in a couple of words the process behind it, since this does not start at the moment you subscribe to WordPress or Blogspot. It actually starts when you commit to doing so.
I had fun remembering how I started White Guru Mx’s blog. I can say it all started because of a necessity (sales and promotions) and somehow a passion for writing down my never-ending thoughts about fashion, business and technology. When I tried putting it in steps, it was kind of challenging. In my experience intuition and commitment play a huge role in the whole process. Commitment because without it, the whole purpose of blogging fails. And intuition because whichever your interests and blog topics are, you´ll need to go beyond the raw data, or any kind of information you know about your topic, and really let your mind speak.
So the first step on starting a blog – in my opinion – is to answer 3 simple questions before hitting the PUBLISH button:
- What topics are you interested in and will like to talk about in your blog?
- What value are you giving to your readers through your blog? (your blog’s value proposition)
- Why will they want to come back and read more?
If you can´t answer them, WAIT… maybe you’ll need to keep looking for the right motivation and purpose on doing this.
So think about it, write down your ideas and on the next post I’ll talk to you about some tools that will help you get started.About today’s post, I would like to say that I’m just trying to share my experience about this topic, so what I’ll write next is just my point of view. I’ve read about this topic a couple of times but I’m not an expert. That’s why I decided to start a mini-series blog posts about my blogging experience where I’ll share some comments of what I wish I’d known when I first started up. – Readers have questions, I give answers.