When I first started this blog, as it was known prior, I had no clear direction as to what I was going to post about and it became a potpourri of posts. While there’s nothing wrong with that, having at least some sort of plan definitely helps. It was for that reason, that I also started my “blogging for beginners” series which was intended to be a weekly series of tips and tricks related to blogging and social media. As the old saying goes, however, best laid plans go to waste.

I have a problem with consistency or at least finding the time to be consistent when it comes to blogging. Yes, it’s a piece of advice that I’ve often given out to others and I really should practice what I preach! I’m also realistic enough to know that there are just some things that I cannot commit to but I don’t want to give up on them fully. So instead of committing to that weekly series, I’m gathering up all of my blogging and social media posts here as a guide of sorts on how to start your own blog.

Are you thinking of starting a blog? Here are my tips and tricks for how to start your own blog.

Of course I won’t be sharing absolutely everything here because I intend to save some of that for my new site that will be opening in the late summer of this year. But, I still have quite a few posts here that I won’t be moving over when the new site opens.

So why should you follow my advice over others? Really that’s a matter of personal preference. I’m not a blogging expert but I am an experienced blogger. Yes, the site is relatively young but I’ve been at this blogging thing since 2003. I don’t say that to brag but sometimes I do have to wonder where I would be if I had stuck with it from the get go. I remember having to handcode my HTML and installing Grey Matter. I’ve used Moveable Type, LiveJournal, Blogspot, WordPress, Tumblr, etc. So, in that sense, I am experienced when it comes to blogging. Am I an expert? No. I find it hard to believe that there are experts or gurus though I’m not doubting that they do exist. Highly knowledgeable in their field or on a certain aspect? Absolutely. I have my list of personal favorites when it comes to the go-to for advice and tips in blogging. I’ll have that post up sometime soon, I promise!

Let’s dive in!

Blogging for Beginners

Avoiding Blogger Burnout

10 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging

Goal Planning for Bloggers

How to Write a Blog Post

2 Reasons NOT To Start a Blog

2 Reasons to Start a Blog

How to Make Money Blogging

Why Bloggers Need Bloggers

Printable Blog Goal Worksheets

How to Optimize Your WordPress Blog Posts for Search Engines

How to Use Google Analytics

Tips and Tricks for Content Creation

20 Resources to Drive Blog Traffic

Social Media Tips

Building a Social Media Presence

Pinterest Tips for Bloggers

How to Use Reddit to Increase Blog Traffic

How to Use StumbleUpon

Be sure to check back regularly for updates to this page and happy blogging!

Are you thinking of starting a blog but unsure of how to begin? Here are just a few tips and tricks for how to start your own blog.